About the Cerritos Complete Promise Program
Since its launch in fall 2016, Cerritos Complete served as an extension of the K-16 Bridge program, which was heavily focused on increasing graduation rates for our students. Today, Cerritos Complete has been fully adopted as the College’s official Promise Program to target district high school students to increase degree and certificate completion rates, reduce time to graduation by lowering the number of excess units completed.
The Cerritos Complete Promise Program allows eligible students graduating from any of the College’s service area high school districts, ABC Unified School District (USD), Bellflower USD, Downey USD, Lynwood USD, Norwalk-La Mirada USD, and Paramount USD, and Field of Dreams Charter Schools to participate.
The mission of Cerritos Complete is to provide a comprehensive completion program that supports students in their effort to complete their educational goals in a timely manner. More than a Promise program, Cerritos Complete marries academic and student services, removing barriers to college access with strong personal, academic and financial support.
The Cerritos Complete Promise program provides a smooth transition to college for high school seniors, and continued assistance during their freshman year. Through seven steps starting in high school, the program improved the matriculation process by allowing students to connect with the college before graduation and receive high-touch services to better prepare them for college.
CERRITOS COMPLETE IN THE NEWS
Cerritos College Insight - Fall 2018
Cerritos Complete Wins the 2018 Excelencia Award - October 12, 2018
Setting a new standard - October 12, 2018
The 2018 Examples of Excelencia - October 12, 2018
ABC USD District Digest - September/October 2018
Exceptional programs focused on Latino success - August 6, 2018
Excelencia in Education unveils 21 finalists for 2018 Examples of Excelencia - July 31, 2018
Cerritos College Selected For L.A. County’s College Promise Support Initiative - April 3, 2018
Cerritos College InSight - Spring 2018
Cerritos College Name Finalist for Prestigious Bellwether Award - December 7, 2017
California students may get a free year of college, thanks to new law - October 13, 2017
California Collage Refocuses on Access, Completion - August 19, 2016
Financial incentives aim to keep Cerritos College students in school - August 17, 2016