What is College and Career Ready (A-G) curriculum?
 
It is a term used to describe 15 courses in math, science, history, social science, English, World Language, and art, that prepare students in middle and high school with essential skills for college and career.
 
Why is College and Career Ready (A-G) curriculum important for community colleges, four-year colleges, and almost any other career?
 
In order to be eligible to apply to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU), students must complete the A-G courses with a  grade of "C" or better. While A-G is not required for community college or the workforce, it is critical if students want to be better prepared for the future, pursue Associate degree programs, or to transfer to a four-year college. While “A-G” is not required for entrance into the community colleges, it is critical if students want to be better prepared. Students who don't take the “A-G” courses in high school often end up paying to take the same courses at the community college level.
 
Most jobs are currently classified as skilled, and most require training beyond high school. The skills necessary to succeed in any type of college are the same skills students need to succeed in the workforce, such as career-technical, apprenticeship, or an academic program. The U.S. Department of Education estimates 80% of the fastest-growing jobs require some form of post-secondary education. The "A-G" curriculum prepares students to enroll in these programs.