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Consultation & Coaching

Our experienced CEP professionals provide expert advice to deepen the analysis and assessment of college-going culture in schools, districts, state programs, or community organizations.  Specific areas of focus include:

  • Developing organizational strategies to successfully implement a college preparatory curriculum (a-g course sequence in CA) for all students.
  • Designing and implementing a gap analysis to develop recommendations on ways to strengthen college-going culture at the school site, district, and state levels.
  • Assessing the strengths and challenges of a pre-college counseling program to reveal structural and policy barriers and successes.

Jackie Zeller, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Insturction & EL Services, San Jose Unified School District

"The quality, thoughtfulness, and expertise of the staff of the Center for Educational Partnerships is unsurpassed. San Jose’s rich partnership with CEP has been expanding since its inception in 2005 and CEP is the primary thought partner and consultant regarding our work to strengthen college-going culture and ensure that all of our students have the option of post secondary education. CEP’s work with the district spans from working in all of our six comprehensive high schools, to developing parent  and student  college knowledge curriculum to training counselors, administrators, teachers and parent coordinators."

Bill Sanderson, Assistant Superintendent of High SchoolsSan Francisco Unified School District
"CEP has been a highly valued resource working together with the district  in  recommending and creating systems and structures to enable San Francisco Unified to transition to an “a-g” default curriculum for all students. CEP’s experience and knowledge of the ins and outs of the “a-g” policy has been invaluable to the staff and Board."

Abigail Adams, College Coordinator, High School OfficeOakland Unified School District
"Oakland Unified needed high-level support as it transitioned to an “a-g” for all policy and CEP was the right partner at the right time to help with this challenge. Its deep understanding and vast experience in the design and submission of “a-g” courses and creativity in helping with re-designing Career Technical Education classes for “a-g” compliance was a unique skill set that we were unable to find anywhere else."

Tanya Moore, Youth Services Coordinator, Division of Parks, Recreation and WaterfrontCity of Berkeley
"When the City of Berkeley was developing strategies to increase college going, we knew who to turn to for advice, the Center for Educational Partnerships. The Center has been front and center in our work to increase college-going and to  ensure that all  Berkeley students have accurate and timely information on all college preparation issues."