Qualifying 11th graders can now apply for San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Diablo Valley College's new CollegeConnect Program.
SRVUSD students who enroll in the program will be enrolled in a shortened, high school schedule and be able to take local college courses and complete their first year of college by the time they graduate high school, district officials said.
"We are excited to provide this unique opportunity and hope the program will allow students to gain the experience, confidence, and skills they need to accelerate their academic career," SRVUSD superintendent Mary Shelton said in a statement.
"We are grateful to Diablo Valley College for partnering with us to help make this program possible," she added.
Participating SRVUSD students in their 11th- and 12th-grade years can complete up to 30 units of transferable credit into a University of California or California State University campus.
After completing the program in high school, students have to option to choose to continue as a college student at Diablo Valley College and obtain an associates degree or transfer to a four-year college.
Students may also transfer one year of college credits to one of the campuses in the UC or CSU systems.
To learn more, students and their families can attend an informational session at Monte Vista High School this Wednesday (May 4) at 7 p.m. in the Workday Center room.
The deadline to submit an application to the program is May 13 at 3 p.m., with the program beginning this August. For questions about CollegeConnect, visit the program webpage.