High School Partnership Program

Program Purpose:

The HSPP seeks to improve student postsecondary performance by establishing a 360-degree partnership between Saddleback College, students, parents or guardians, and high schools, that will help students prepare for success after high school.

By following the recommended pathways and collaborative roles identified in the High School Partnership Program, Saddleback College can guarantee that a student will succeed in fulfilling their goals at an institution of higher learning, the workforce, or the military.

Capistrano Unified School District High School Partnership Program

Capistrano Unified School District High School Partnership Program MOU

Saddleback Valley Unified School District High School Partnership Program

Saddleback Valley Unified School District High School Partnership Program MOU

What will we do?

Saddleback promises that high school students who fully follow the recommended pathways to success-

  • Understand the expectations of the community college system,
  • Understand and complete the requirements for preparation into a community college,
  • Have greater success and completion rates in college courses.

What will students do?

Students will develop study skills to help them be successful in college, establish career and academic goals, and complete transferable or basic skills English and math courses.  Moreover, prior to high school graduation students will be able to complete a college applied psychology course, the college’s matriculation process, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and a Saddleback College academic plan.  Finally, not only will student have registered for fall semester college courses, but will be prepared for success in those classes.

Saddleback College looks forward to working with our partner high schools for the success of our students.

Pathway at a Glance

High School Senior Year
  • Complete College Prep Courses
  • Attend Family Night
  • Apply to Saddleback College
  • Attend a Financial Aid workshop
  • Apply for Saddleback Scholarship
  • Complete Matriculation process
  • Attend Senior Day
  • Register for AP 140
High School Junior Year
  • Complete College Prep Courses
  • Attend College Fairs
  • Register for an English or math course. Can be either basic skills or transferrable
  • Take college or university tours
High School Sophmore Year
  • Complete College Prep Courses
  • Attend a Saddleback Information Session
  • Begin Investigating Articulated Career Pathway Classes
High School Freshman Year
  • Complete College Prep Courses
  • Attend a Saddleback Information Session
  • Attend a Strategies Class or Basic Skills Tutorial Module
  • Begin Investigating Career Options
High School Senior Year
  • Assist in the filing of your student's Financial Aid Application
  • Attend Saddleback's Family Night
  • Attend a Parent workshop at Saddleback
High School Junior Year
  • Attend college fairs with your student
  • Assist your student in researching colleges and universities
High School Sophmore Year
  • Discuss career options with your student
  • Start to visit college and university websites
  • Start investigating Financial Aid and scholarships
High School Freshman Year
  • Discuss potential career choices
  • Have your student start thinking about colleges and universities.
  • Support early work experience
  • Encourage extracurricular activities
High School Senior Year
  • Identify faculty for course alignment.
  • Attend Saddleback's President's Breakfast
  • Attend Saddleback's High School Partnership Conference
  • Continue ongoing relationships with Saddleback
High School Junior Year
  • Identify faculty for course alignment.
  • Administer the EAP
  • Assess students EAP results
  • Attend Saddleback's President's Breakfast
  • Attend Saddleback's High School Partnership Conference
  • Continue ongoing relationships with Saddleback
High School Sophmore Year
  • Administer the CAHSEE
  • Attend Saddleback's President's Breakfast
  • Attend Saddleback's High School Partnership Conference
  • Continue ongoing relationships with Saddleback
High School Freshman Year
  • Attend Saddlebacks President's Breakfast
  • Attend Saddleback's High School Partnership Conference
  • Continue ongoing relationships with Saddleback
High School Senior Year

Offer a variety of service to prepare the student for successful entrance to Saddleback College such as:

  • Family Night
  • Application workshops
  • Financial Aid workshops
  • Early Bird Program
  • Applied Psychology courses
  • Senior Day
  • Priority registration for fall term

Identify faculty for course alignment

High School Junior Year

Introduce students to Career Technical Education programs
Offer a variety of services to include:

  • Classroom presentations
  • Tours
  • College panels
  • Quad visits

Identify faculty for course alignment

High School Sophmore Year

Introduce students to Career Technical Education programs
Offer a variety of services to include:

  • Classroom presentations
  • Tours
  • College panels
  • Quad visits
High School Freshman Year

Introduce students to Career Technical Education programs
Offer a variety of services to include:

  • Classroom presentations
  • Tours
  • College panels
  • Quad visits