A cornerstone of the Los Angeles Small Schools Center’s work is to ensure that all high school students are prepared for college and career. Thanks to support from the Irvine Foundation, LASSC is the first regional Linked Learning Center working in partnership with ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career to support pathways for students in LAUSD Local District 4 and throughout the district and southern California.
LASSC supports all students in developing individual pathways to future success through advisory programs, mentor and internship programs, and integrated project-based curriculum that links real world learning to the classroom. LASSC is working in concert with Local District 4, the Alliance for a Better Community, UCLA Center X and UNITE-LA to develop a district-wide high school pathways portfolio of career-themed schools and a program that will allow students to choose a high school that supports their future career and college pathway. LASSC is a member of the Linked Learning Alliance and works with local businesses and organizations to develop business partners and internship sites for high school students.