Adult School, High School, ROP Articulation

Adult School/High School/ROP articulation provides a legal process to align curriculum and instruction providing a seamless career pathway transition between courses, grades and schools at secondary institutions (including Adult Schools), community colleges and college/university levels.
Articulation is open to all public Adult Schools, High Schools, and ROP's in California.

These articulation agreements create sequences of progressive, non-duplicated education leading to technical skill proficiency, a credential, a certificate, and/or a degree in a wide range of fields and careers. Such agreements include "credit by exam" to receive college credit for rigorous coursework taken at the high school level (separate from AP classes). Through the credit by examination process, high school students may receive credit at the college level for articulated courses.


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Susan Benz
Pathways & CTE Manager
Phone: 510.723.7101
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Articulation Agreement: A formal, written and published document that describes which coursework from the "sending" institution (e.g. high school or ROP) is accepted as comparable to or in lieu of coursework at the "receiving" institution (e.g. community college).

Credit by Examination: A student has satisfactorily passed an exam approved or conducted by college faculty.

Articulation: The process by which a college links (or articulates) its courses with high schools, regional occupational programs and other transfer institutions.

Concurrent Enrollment: An enrichment program that provides an opportunity for high schools students (10th-12th grade only) to benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work. Concurrent enrollment is separate from articulation. Learn more about concurrent enrollment.