From College Bound… The Forgotten Middle. The Bermuda Triangle. The Black Box. The Educational Weak Link. These are all terms that researchers and policymakers have used to describe the middle school years. Recognizing that college- and career-readiness needs to start before high school, there is a growing push to motivate young adolescents and get them […] Read More


Students Shine in New Video

Joe Booth | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Students from Ellen Ochoa Learning Center’s (Los Angeles USD) Career & College Club celebrated National Middle Level Education Month in March by hosting a motivational assembly that focused on the importance of middle grades for college readiness and career preparation. To inform and motivate their peers, parents, siblings, and members of the community, the students […] Read More


Ellen Ochoa & Brock Elliott Earn Top Honors

admin | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Career & College Clubs at Ellen Ochoa Learning Center (Los Angeles USD) and Brock Elliott Elementary School (Manteca USD) earned Club of the Year honors for the 2013-2014 school year. Ellen Ochoa students earned the highest point total; while Brock Elliott students had the second highest. Winners were decided based on points accumulated for various […] Read More

Career & College Clubs is honored to participate in the U.S. Department of Education College/Career Affinity Group webinar on May 22, 2014. The webinar will focus on the importance of middle grades for college readiness.  The College/Career Affinity Group presents promising practices and research in college access, persistency, completion and career preparation. May 22, 2014 11:00 […] Read More

Congratulations to the 24 middle and junior high schools who participated in the 2013-2014 Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) process. The SPARC process is sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE). These schools are committed to preparing their students for college and careers – and deserve to be recognized for their efforts. SPARC is […] Read More


California Distinguished Schools

admin | Friday, May 2, 2014

Career & College Clubs is honored to have been part of the Distinguished Schools validation process for three of the Los Angeles County schools recognized by the state of California for their excellent commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement. “It was truly inspiring to see what these schools are accomplishing in regards […] Read More


Brock Elliott students explore careers

admin | Monday, April 28, 2014

From the Manteca Bulletin… Brock Elliott students explore careers By Vince Rembulat Reporter 209-249-3537 POSTED April 28, 2014 1:04 a.m. They were members of the community, family and even friends. The second-ever College and Career Day at Brock Elliott School hosted by the Advancement Via Individual Determination program brought in a variety of guest […] Read More


Urge más apoyo a escuelas intermedias

admin | Thursday, April 24, 2014

From Washington Hispanic…  Urge más apoyo a escuelas intermedias Por Víctor Caycho / Washington Hispanic Publicado: Abril 2014 Organizaciones presentan estudio en el Congreso. Líderes educativos señalan que las “middle schools” son “el sector olvidado” y demandan más recursos. La educación intermedia (‘middle school’), que abarca desde el sexto hasta el octavo grados en las […] Read More

ACT, Inc.’s annual look at college and career readiness for 2013. The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013 California State Report     Read More

Career & College Clubs will join ACT, Inc. to brief Congressional staff on the importance of middle grades for college and career preparation. The briefing is hosted by the California Institute for Federal Policy Research. In addition to an overview of Career & College Clubs’ successful efforts in California, the briefing will feature a presentation on […] Read More