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Student Success Centers
Chaffey College
Chaffey College Success Centers provide students with a critical partnership between their college courses and support curriculum designed for the center environment. Through this curriculum, delivered through directed learning activities, study groups, and workshops, students are encouraged to focus on the process of learning and the development of strategies that enhance their overall success. 
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Academy for College Excellence
Cabrillo College
Academy for College Excellence (ACE) is a full-time, first-semester community college program with proven results. ACE targets the needs of underprepared students, while equipping them to succeed in the technology-driven, 21st-century economy. A highly collaborative enterprise that teaches teamwork and personal responsibility, the ACE approach also promotes individual self-exploration, self-improvement, and persistence. The result is a transformational learning experience unlike what is currently available at community colleges.
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English Language Acceleration
Chabot College
At Chabot College, a yearlong English language sequence has been accelerated into a single semester, doubling course success rates in the class preparing students for transfer-level English. Upon enrolling in transfer-level English, students successfully complete the course at the same rate as those that complete the yearlong sequence. 
Accelerating Students’ Progress through College-Level English and Math: Restructuring Curricula and Reducing the Length of Developmental Sequences, Presentation (.pdf)
"The Case and Practical Tools for Accelerated Developmental English and Math," the RP Group

Career Tech Contextualization
Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College has implemented a promising approach for preparing students to succeed in college and careers.  Thorough its Workforce and Economic Development Division, LATTC has developed stackable certificates/degrees* in an effort to increase students' ability to successfully obtain both college and industry recognized credentials to advance within one or more career and/or educational pathways and/or to pursue four-year degrees.  For more information on this promising approach at LATTC visit:
LATTC Stackable Certificates and Degrees Overview (.pdf)