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/or students completing their equivalency and continued assistance during their freshman year. Through the 7 eligibility steps starting in high school/equivalency, 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
Forbes - College Affordability Supports Latino Student Success - October 7, 2019
Paul Bleak Named Employee of the Month of September 2019 - September 23, 2019
Encourage Student Engagement with Remind - May 29, 2019
College Honors Outstanding Classified Employees - May 28, 2019
Providing an Equal Chance at Success - April 17, 2019
Paramount Pulse Beat - March 2019
Cerritos College Announces 2 Years of Free Tuition for Underserved Students - February 12, 2019
Cerritos Complete Honored at State Assembly for National Recognition - January 28, 2019
2018 A Banner Year of Success for Cerritos College - January 14, 2019
Cerritos College InSight - Spring 2019
Cerritos College Insight - Fall 2018
2018 State of the College Highlights Progress and Success - November 11, 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
Raquel Lizarraga Named Employee of the Month of August 2018 - September 24, 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 Named 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