Partner Schools

Based at USC’s Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP), USC College Advising Corps (USC CAC) places recent college graduates in high schools to serve as full-time college advisers. USC CAC partners with local districts to serve in their high schools. This working partnership is vital to the long-term effectiveness of our college advisers who are dedicated to increasing the number of California youth who attend and complete higher education.

Current School Partners

For academic year 2017-18, we serve 41 schools with nine district partners. The details of our partner districts and schools are below.

USC College Advising Corps: Alhambra Unified School District

Six USC CAC college advisers serve in Alhambra Unified School District in three high schools:
  1. 1. Alhambra High School
  2. 2. Mark Keppel High School
  3. 3. San Gabriel High School
USC College Advising Corps: Compton Unified School District

Five USC CAC college advisers serve in Compton Unified School District in three high schools:
  1. 1. Centennial High School
  2. 2. Compton High School
  3. 3. Dominguez High School
USC College Advising Corps: Downey Unified School District

Two USC CAC college advisers serve in Downey Unified School District in two high schools:
  1. 1. Downey High School
  2. 2. Warren High School
USC College Advising Corps: El Monte Union High School District

Two USC CAC college advisers serve in El Monte Union High School District in one high school:

  Rosemead High School
USC College Advising Corps: Garden Grove Unified School District

Three USC CAC college advisers serve in Garden Grove Unified School District in three high schools:
  1. 1. Garden Grove High School
  2. 2. Los Amigos High School
  3. 3. Santiago High School
USC College Advising Corps: Long Beach Unified School District

14 USC CAC college advisers serve in Long Beach Unified School District in eight high schools:
  1. 1. Cabrillo High School
  2. 2. Jordan High School
  3. 3. Lakewood High School
  4. 4. McBride High School
  5. 5. Millikan High School
  6. 6. Polytechnic High School
  7. 7. Renaissance High School for the Arts
  8. 8. Wilson High School
 
USC College Advising Corps: Los Angeles Unified School District

Ten USC CAC advisers serve in Los Angeles Unified School District in 17 high schools:
  1. 1. Bell High School
  2. 2. Diego Rivera Learning Complex, Communication & Technology School
  3. 3. Diego Rivera Learning Complex, Green Design Community School
  4. 4. Diego Rivera Learning Complex, Performing Arts Community School
  5. 5. Diego Rivera Learning Complex, Public Service Community School
  6. 6. Esteban E. Torres High School, East LA Performing Arts Magnet
  7. 7. Esteban E. Torres High School, East LA Renaissance Academy
  8. 8. Esteban E. Torres High School, Engineering & Technology Academy
  9. 9. Esteban E. Torres High School, Social Justice Leadership Academy
  10. 10. Fremont High School
  11. 11. Jefferson High School
  12. 12. Jordan High School
  13. 13. Math Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School
  14. 14. Roosevelt High School
  15. 15. Rancho Dominguez Preparatory High School
  16. 16. San Pedro High School
  17. 17. Santee Education Complex
 

USC College Advising Corps: Lynwood Unified School District

Two USC CAC advisers serve in Lynwood Unified School District in two high schools:

1. Firebaugh High School
2. Lynwood High School
USC College Advising Corps: West Covina Unified School District  

Three USC CAC advisers serve in West Covina Unified School District in two high schools:

1. Edgewood High School
2. West Covina High School

New School Partners

The USC College Advising Corps is always exploring potential expansion to new districts.

In 2016-17, our 37 USC CAC advisers helped to achieve:

  • Over 5,000 students to submit over 17,300 four-year college applications
  • Over 5,500 students to submit financial aid applications (FAFSA)
  • Over 4,300 students to receive almost 8,800 college acceptances!

See our Corps Impact page for more details, including the latest impact report.

If you are interested in becoming a USC CAC partner district for 2018-19, please first thoroughly read about our USC CAC program and determine if it would be a good fit for your schools. Please then complete the application below by February 12, 2018.

Click Here to View the New School Partner Application

Partner Schools receive a fully trained, full time college adviser.

  • The adviser serves a two-year term, after which a new adviser will take his/her place.
  • Advisers directly assist students with all things college—research, selection, application, SAT/ACT, FAFSA, Dream Act, scholarships, EPT/ELM, SIR, enrollment, and beyond.
  • Advisers are also tasked with helping build the college-going culture on campus.
  • They also have a modest budget with which they organize a school-wide college celebration annually called Decision Day.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Ara Arzumanian at aarzuman@usc.edu or Benjamin Robles at roblesb@rossier.usc.edu.