ELAC and Los Angeles Unified Local District East to Announce Development of G.O. College BridgePosted: Sep/2/2021 3:30 PM
September 2, 2021
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ELAC and Los Angeles Unified Local District East to Announce Development of G.O. College Bridge
(from left to right: LACCD Vice Chancellor Betsy A. Regalado, Los Angeles Unified Board Member Mónica García, Los Angeles Unified Board Member Jackie Goldberg, Los Angeles Unified Local District East Superintendent Jose Huerta, ELAC President Alberto J. Roman, and ELAC Vice President Miguel Duenas)
MONTEREY PARK, CA – East Los Angeles College (ELAC) President Alberto J. Román, Los Angeles Community College District Associate Vice Chancellor Betsy A. Regalado, Los Angeles Unified Board Member Mónica García, Los Angeles Unified Board Member Jackie Goldberg, and Los Angeles Unified Local District East Superintendent Jose Huerta announced the development of the Great Outcomes (G.O.) College Bridge and the expansion of the Early College Program (ECP) at the ELAC campus on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Great Outcomes (G.O.) College Bridge will provide college knowledge and awareness to Los Angeles Unified School District students. It is an expansion of the G.O. East LA Program which was established seven years ago between Los Angeles Unified Board Member Mónica García’s office, Los Angeles Unified Local District East, East Los Angeles College and California State University Los Angeles with a mission to promote a college-going culture and create greater educational outcomes for all Eastside students. Since first adopted this model has been implemented in other areas of Los Angeles with great success.
The Early College Program (ECP) is a dual enrollment program where Los Angeles Unified Local District East high school students can take college level courses at ELAC. These courses will help students complete university transfer requirements and/or gain certificates free of tuition and textbook fees while still in high school.
Participating students are to follow all regulations and procedures that apply to ELAC students. It is the student's responsibility to know add and drop deadlines, and to drop themselves from courses they no longer wish to take. Resources available to ELAC students will also be available to students enrolled in our Early College Program that include one on one counseling, access to the student health center and all other ELAC student services to ensure students feel supported through their dual enrollment journey.
This program is available to all Los Angeles Unified Local District East high school students who would like to take college level courses.
“This expansion of dual enrollment and the partnership with Los Angeles Unified has had a positive impact on many ELAC students,” ELAC President Alberto J. Román said. “More high school students in our service area can now get access to college courses at ELAC and we are excited to welcome them to the ELAC community.”
"Super exciting day to celebrate increased opportunity for our students through dual enrollment and the G.O. College Bridge program," said Los Angeles Unified Board Member Mónica García. "On behalf of our students and families, mil gracias to our partners at East Los Angeles College and Local District East at Los Angeles Unified for creating increased opportunities for Great Outcomes for our community. Access to the college experience comes to life in dual enrollment and inspires achievement. Let’s go LAUSD Huskies!"
“The G.O. College Bridge Initiative is going to widen the access and opportunity path for many students whose dream is to be a college student,” Los Angeles Unified Board Member Jackie Goldberg said. “This dual enrollment program also provides the confidence and skills needed to become a college graduate! I commend ELAC and Local District East Superintendent Jose Huerta for taking on the goal of expanding the college reality for so many Los Angeles Unified students.”
“This dual enrollment partnership with East Los Angeles College is a win-win opportunity for our high school students,” Los Angeles Unified Local District East Superintendent Jose Huerta said. “The expansion of the Early College Program gives all students attending high school in Local District East the opportunity to take college level courses and get a head start on the college experience at no cost to the student. We strive to provide our students with as many equitable opportunities as possible to help prepare them for college, career, and beyond.”
“Being a dual enrollment student has helped me reduce the stress of life after high school,” former dual enrollment and current ELAC student Charissa Barrentos said. “I knocked out many general education courses for free and learned a lot of valuable lessons at an early age like responsibility, time management, and that I am capable of anything I set my mind to.”
ELAC is in 76th year of service to the East Los Angeles Community and has the largest student body in the Los Angeles Community College District. To learn more about the campus and courses we offer go to register.elac.edu.