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Compact For Success

It is Never too Early to Plan for College!


Compact for Success

Santa Rosa City Schools is pleased to announce a new and outstanding academic opportunity for students who wish to attend college locally. When it comes to getting into Sonoma State University (SSU), students who attend Lawrence Cook Middle School and Elsie Allen High School will have a significant advantage! Starting with the class of 2017, each continually enrolled student, who meets the stated *Compact for Success college-readiness criteria, will be guaranteed a spot at SSU. Financial support will also be available for qualified students.


*Starting with the class of 2017, SSU will guarantee admittance to all students who meet the following terms:

  • Have enrolled in the Lawrence Cook Middle School/Elsie Allen High School Compact for Success Program and have maintained continuous enrollment through 12th grade graduation

  • Have attained a CSU GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time of application, and maintained that GPA through their senior year with no grade lower than a “C”

  • Have completed all CSU A-G course entrance requirements

  • Have satisfied the Entry Level Math Placement Test and the Entry Level English Placement Tests

  • Have taken the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test

  • Have participated in a College Readiness Program and the Early Assessment Program

  • Have declared a major

"This is a great and unique opportunity for the parents and students attending Cook Middle School. And, it is an opportunity which is not available to any other school in Sonoma County. I was the first in my family to attend a university and I know how important it is for our students to receive the support that they need in meeting their goal to earn a college degree.  You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."

Frank Pugh

SRCS is delighted to plan with you and support your student’s academic progress through Lawrence Cook Middle School and Elsie Allen High School so that he/she is ready to attend one of California’s most popular campuses, Sonoma State University, right in our own backyard. Call 707-528-5284 to learn more about the Compact for Success program!