In Escondido, Adult School Principal Dom Gagliardi said career classes that meet A-G requirements also can help students acquire a skill they can use when working their way through college.
"We've been trying to repackage everything as college and career readiness," he
"We're working on creating career pathways where students can learn a skill set where they can either matriculate into a four-year college or some other postsecondary option."
North County school districts have been spending more money on vocational programs in recent years.
said much of the money from the Proposition T bond that Escondido voters approved in 2008 has gone to expand or add vocational classes.
The agricultural programs at Escondido High and San Pasqual High were remodeled and modernized; an auto technology classroom was built at Escondido High; and a graphic technology facility opened at Orange Glen High, he
A culinary arts facility will open at Orange Glen High in May, and a construction-trades lab will be ready at San Pasqual High in the fall, Gagliardi