SECA MISSION AND EXPECTED SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING RESULTS
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:
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.
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.
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.