Pathways Improvement Scope

LA’s Promise Charter High #1 will provide a more intensive level of support to seniors through Career Pathway Connections: Senior Intensive (CPC:SI), helping to position them for well-paying jobs in high growth Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) sectors tied in large part to Los Angeles’ creative economy. This additional round of funding will assist 12th graders to graduate from high school with a concrete postsecondary plan and deep understanding of the steps they will need to take to reach their individual college and career goals. A full-time Career Pathway Connections Manager (CPCM) will work in tandem with the school’s College Counselor to ensure that every graduating senior has a solid understanding of the range of postsecondary options available and a customized College/Career Action Plan aligned with their goals. In addition, the CPCM will cultivate relationships, coordinate logistics, and implement activities including workshops, individualized support, and field trips that set seniors up for successful postsecondary transition and completion. Lastly, Round 5 funding will support development of a partnership with East Los Angeles College (ELAC), which will be the closest community college to the Westbrook HS campus when the school moves to its permanent location in South Gate in 2024-25.

Goals & Priorities

Collaborate with SoLa Tech Center and other partners to arrange and coordinate 5 AME field trips per semester

Partner with Advisory teachers, CTE teachers and College Counselor to provide 5-7 workshops per semester. First semester focus: college applications, personal statements, resume updates, job applications, and LinkedIn profiles: Second semester focus: senior defense presentation as it relates to lessons learned, standards achieved, future goals and steps taken to getting there. Students will prepare presentations using their skills including graphic design, video production, art/animation, and public speaking to explain their high school learning and lay out their actions plans to reach their goals in the near future and beyond.

Provide 1:1 and small group support through CPCM “office hours” for students available 5 hours a week each semester to facilitate completion of College/Career Action Plans and support students pursuing internship opportunities outside of LAPF’s The Intern Project

Meet regularly with ELAC liaison to build relationship between Westbrook HS and ELAC and coordinate opportunities for students to connect to ELAC 100% of 12th graders meaningfully engaged in College and Career related workshops during Advisory Lessons that build on foundational concepts covered during 7th-11th grade .

100% of 12th graders have College/Career Action Plan developed by graduation

100% of 12th graders participate in monthly field trips to SoLa Tech Center and other local organizations/businesses in the AME sector

100% of 12th graders have updated resumes and LinkedIn profiles

100% of 12th graders participate in college/career exploration field trip to ELAC

A minimum of 25% of seniors participate in targeted engagement opportunities for students to explore ELAC’s Arts, Media & Design (AMD) pathway options (e.g., Digital Imaging certificate pathway, Multimedia stackable certificate/AA degree pathway)

Industry Sector(s) Or Pathway(s)

Arts, Media, & Entertainment (CDE) Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media (CCCCO)

Additional CCD Partners

East LA College