• SECA MISSION AND EXPECTED SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING RESULTS

    Our Mission 

    It is the mission of the Stockton Early College Academy to provide equal educational opportunity for each student to succeed to his/her highest potential; to foster intellectual and social development for all students in order to take advantage of students' individual abilities; to encourage the respect of self and others; and to help students become responsible, productive, and contributing members of society.

    What We Do

    We seek to have our students experience a rigorous college preparatory high school education (CP/Honors and Advanced Placement classes), augmented with concurrent direct access to fully transferable (IGETC Protocol) college-level courses in all academic disciplines. From this foundation, we expect each student to successfully matriculate to, and graduate from, a four-year university or college. 

    In support of the above Mission Statement, we hold the following expected school-wide learning results (ESLR’s) for our students:

    ESLR #1
    STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE ACADEMIC AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

    • Students will demonstrate competency in reading, writing, language, and mathematics.
    • Students will demonstrate organizational and study skills.
    • Students will use technology to gather information, process the information into a new format, and communicate the information.
    • Students will be concurrently enrolled in high school and college courses all four years.

    ESLR #2

    STUDENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE, ACCOUNTABLE LEARNERS.

    • Students will set, achieve, and evaluate goals, making them personally responsible for their learning.
    • Students will participate in activities outside of the classroom that augment learning. 
    • Students will apply a variety of strategies to manage complex issues.
    • Students will demonstrate good study and work habits.

    ESLR #3
    STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE A VARIETY OF STRATEGIES TO MANAGE INTERPERSONAL ISSUES (OR RELATIONSHIPS)

    • Students will explore methods to enhance interpersonal relationships.
    • Students will learn and apply positive strategies for problem resolution.
    • Students will participate as collaborative members of the school.
    • Students will participate in curriculum that promotes cultural awareness and understanding.
     

    SECA STUDENT PROFILE

    Although all students are eligible to apply to SECA, in order to succeed in a challenging and rigorous high school and collegiate environment, prospective students must have the potential for high academic achievement.  Generally speaking, students should meet the following five criteria: 

    • Score a 2 or above by 10th grade year in the Delta College COMPASS test in reading. Prospective 9th grade students with a 2 or above will be given preference. Score a 3 or above by the beginning of 9th grade on the Delta College COMPASS test in math.
    • Potential and motivation for excellent school attendance and citizenship, with minimal discipline issues
    • Strong personal desire and determination to attend a four-year university
    • Excellent potential to prosper, with support, both academically and socially, in a highly rigorous College Preparatory (Honors) and/or Advanced Placement curriculum at the Academy, and in fully transferable (IGETC Protocol) college classes

    From those students who demonstrate the required academic potential, at least 75% of our students should meet one or more of the following at-risk mission-based criteria:

    • First in the immediate family (parents and siblings) to attend, and graduate from, a four-year university or college
    • From an ethnicity that has been historically underserved in 4-year colleges and universities
    • From a low income family (qualifies for free/reduced lunch)
    • Faced with other special circumstances that may be obstacles to future academic achievement in a traditional high school environment, and for whom a smooth transition into post-secondary education may be problematic
     
  • WHAT WILL YOU GET AT SECA?

    If you apply for this innovative, highly supportive, and academically challenging program and are selected to attend, you and your fellow students - a maximum of only 500 - will experience a highly rigorous, college preparatory (Honors and Advanced Placement) high school education, as well as take college classes (up to 11 units a semester) for which you will receive both college and high school credit! There is no cost to either students or parents for this remarkable program.