George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

Elk Grove Unified School District And Bravo Medical Magnet High School

Grades 9-12 | Elk Grove and Los Angeles, CA

Merging Career Tech and College Prep

Developing technical skills through hands-on learning is keeping kids in school and setting them up for success in college and the job market.
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What This School Is Achieving

At Bravo High School

Where Students Go After Graduation

49.8% Four-year College
56.9% Community College
1.5% Military
1.7% Vocational School

Dropout Rate

2.6% Bravo High School
26.4% LA Unified School District

Graduation Rate

96.1% Bravo High School
72.4% LA Unified School District

Data is from the 2008-2009 academic year.

How They Do It

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A compilation of sites and organizations that provide useful information and resources to help you better understand and implement Career and Technical Education.

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Funding a Career Tech/College Prep Start-Up

Locating the pots of money designated for career tech academies and pathways.

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Career Tech Meets College Prep: Ten Tips to Get Going

Practical advice for taking those first steps.

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Career and Technical Education: Research Roundup

Evidence of success in lowering the dropout rate and raising grades.

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Support from the top boosts local academy success.

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Learning trade skills without losing sight of college.

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