RESOURCES TO HELP YOU WITH ALL THINGS COLLEGE!

Resources to help you with all things colleges!

(Most sites also have information in Spanish)

Dreamer Resources

SAT Prep Resources

WUE Western Undergraduate Exchange

General Resources

Scholarships

Dual Enrollment: College of the Desert

Panelist Tips

  • Students and parents need to familiarize themselves with Cal Grants. Free tuition and fees for those who are eligible based upon a student’s sophomore and junior year grades, family size, and parent income.

  • Cal Grants apply to UC, CSU, California community colleges - not out of state. They do not pay for full tuition at CA privates but they help.

  • Students - Create a brag sheet
  • Encourage your student, wherever they go - to talk to their professors, ask for help - professors want to help! If afraid to reach out to a professor, take a friend who is in the same class.

  • Get a job on campus!

  • Hang in there parents! Hang in there students! You can do this!

Career academies and CTE pathways are a core component of the Regional Plan for College and Career Success’ strategy to assure the Coachella Valley has a well-prepared and workforce-ready talent pipeline to help our students and economy thrive into the future. Data shows that 98% of Career Academy and Pathway students’ graduate high school with an overall GPA of 2.76 and 55% enter college the fall immediately following graduation. Combined, all three K-12 school districts host 47 career academies and pathways, serving 8,000+ students with strong district and on-site support for teachers and students. Click links below to learn more!

Coachella Valley Unified School District
Contact: Marie Perotti, CTE Coordinator
Email: Marie.Perotti@cvusd.us
Career Academy and CTE Programs Link: www.cvusd.us

Desert Sands Unified School District
Contact: Kevin Bibo, Director of College and Career Readiness
Email: Kevin.Bibo@desertsands.us
Career Academy and CTE Programs Link: www.dsusd.us

Palm Spring Unified School District
Contact: Deanna Keuilian, Director of 9-12/College & Career
Email: dkeuilian@psusd.us
Career Academy and CTE Programs Link: www.psusd.us