College Readiness

The rigorous academics and creative skill-building in the Visual and Performing Arts Pathway allow students to pursue their choice of post-secondary education. Therefore, college readiness is one of the pillars of the VPA Pathway. Many of our students go on to pursue college at a 4-year university, and many others also choose to enter into a dedicated arts program.

Skyline student speaking to UCSC representatives

Tips for students applying to college

  • Start working on your applications early (many applications are due by November)
  • Use the College & Career Center in the Office to answer questions you have
  • Ask your teachers early for letters of recommendation
  • Take pictures and videos of your creative work to use it in a portfolio submission, like your Senior Capstone
  • Ask your teachers and other adults about their educational experiences
  • Everyone should apply for FAFSA and/or the California DREAM Act

Visit the Skyline College & Career Center!

The Skyline College & Career Center (located at the end of the hall in the Administration Building) is staffed with friendly knowledgeable college advisors to help you achieve your post-secondary education goals! Talk to Dominique Acosta and Alcian Lindo about all your college and career questions!

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