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Post High School Opportunities

Community Colleges

California’s 110 Community Colleges are designed to offer educational opportunities in two general areas:

1. Career Education: Curriculum offerings designed to prepare students for skilled employment. Certificates of Proficiency are offered in a wide variety of careers.

2. College Coursework:
a. To complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree.
b. To complete General Education and Major Courses for transfer to a four -year college or university.

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Cuesta College

Cuesta College, our local community college, offers classes at their main campus in San Luis Obispo, the North County Campus in Paso Robles, and the South County Center in Arroyo Grande.  MBHS students have the opportunity to take courses while in high school and enroll in Cuesta full-time following high school graduation.  Cuesta offers a variety of instructional programs; from lower division academic transfer courses, career technical education courses, short courses, distance education (online), to day and evening classes. 

Apprenticeship Opportunities

A union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, depending on the trade you select; have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team; want to earn a living wage and good benefits; and want the opportunity to advance in your career.

Central Coast Apprenticeship Opportunities

Getting Your State Student ID number (SSID):

Login to your student Aeries portal. From the Student Info dropdown click Profile. In the grey bar to the right of your Name, click General. In the dropdown box your 10-digit State Student ID is located directly under your Student ID (which is directly under your Name).

SAT/ ACT Test Scores

Remember to release your SAT or ACT scores to the schools planning to apply to for the following fall term. Go to College Admissions Testing Tab for answers

College Application Information

Students applying to California State University, University of California, or any other California college, can visit www.californiacolleges.edu. This site also provides information on Financial Aid, resources for Foster Youth, and information for Undocumented Students

For more information about your student's CaliforniaColleges.edu account, click here.

QuestBridge: National College Match

Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college.

UC & CSU "a-g" Subject Requirements

  CSU/UC Required UC Recommended
a. History/Social Sciences 2 years  
b. English 4 years  
c. Mathematics 3 years 4 years
Three years including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Math courses taken in grades 7 and 8 may be used to fulfill some of this requirement.
d. Laboratory Sciences 2 years 3 years
e. Foreign Language 2 years 3 years
f. Visual and Performing Arts 1 year  
Students must complete one year long (2 semester) course from UC approved VPA courses
g. College Prep. Electives 1 year  
One year, in addition to those required in "a-g" previous listed, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and languages other than English. Also, Career Technical Education pathways have elective courses that are college prep electives to satisfy this requirement making a student career and college ready.