About the ROP

What is the ROP?
 
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  • State-funded education, providing career/technical preparation and guidance to meet identified educational standards and industry needs.
     
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  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
     
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  • Career preparation and sequential learning designed to improve academic skills.
       
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  • Fully credentialed teachers, experienced in their related industries.
       
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  • Elective courses that may include (unpaid) internships and may articulate with Saddleback College.
       
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  • Courses that combine employment with advanced instruction, for high school students only.

    Who can take ROP classes?
     
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  • High school students age 16 years and older, and adults. ROP courses are offered to all students without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical disability, medical condition, or marital status.
     
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  • First priority extended to high school students who attend CUSD and LBUSD. Adults within the communities we serve, and adults who are continuing in a career major sequence have next priority (See page 5 for a list of the communities we serve.)
     
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  • ROP cooperates with the Social Services Agency, Welfare to Work, CA Department of Rehabilitation, WIA, and other local service providers to promote economic self-sufficiency.

    Why take an ROP class?
     
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  • High school students earn grades and credits toward graduation:
       
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  • Gain experience required for immediate employment;
       
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  • Participate in courses that offer internships;
       
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  • Earn certificates of completion; and
       
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  • Experience careers that may assist in choosing college majors and enhance college admission applications.
     
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  • Adults may:
       
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  • Attain basic skills for a particular job;
       
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  • Upgrade skills to further career opportunities;
       
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  • Prepare for re-entry into the workforce; and/or
       
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  • Make a smooth transition to a new career.

    Where do I register for courses?
     
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  • High school students should see the ROP Career Guidance Specialist at your high school ROP Career Center.
     
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  • Students attending alternative high schools may register at the ROP Adult Career Center.
     
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  • Adults must register in person at the ROP Adult Career Center.