Articulation means that coursework taken by students in high school is recognized by postsecondary institutions. SDUHSD works closely with Mira Costa College to articulate high schools courses for community college credit. This agreement is completed through a collaborative process between high school teachers and community college faculty aligning courses and programs. Course work is streamlined and academic standards are designed, reviewed, and implemented to eliminate the duplication of skills and student learning outcomes and to speed the completion of a certificate or degree from a postsecondary institution. Articulation is student-focused and is good for everyone.
Articulation provides for linking of high school courses to community college courses, allowing students to take articulated high school classes at their high school and earn college credit for those courses. This saves time and provides a jump start to the college experience. Best of all, since these are high school courses there is no additional cost which saves the student money on tuition and books.