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Alliance to Accelerate Excellence in Education

Welcome to the Alliance to Accelerate Excellence in Education (The Alliance) at CSU San Marcos.  The Alliance is a regionally focused initiative intended to improve the college attendance and completion rates of students within North County.

Guided by principles of partnership, collaboration and academic excellence, the Alliance serves as the oversight and support office for Guaranteed Admission agreements with ten area school districts. Through the Alliance and these agreements, we will strengthen the educational pathways toward achieving a baccalaureate degree by reducing barriers that have traditionally presented challenges for regional students, and bolstering the systems that support academic achievement among all students, particularly the significant number of students who are from low income backgrounds and first generation college students.

Administered through the division of Community Engagement, the Alliance serves as a dynamic and vibrant community partner in keeping with CSUSM’s commitment to active participation in our regional community. The Alliance combines the resources and creative talents of a comprehensive state university, community colleges, multiple regional public school districts, and local community businesses and agencies. We have come together to collectively work toward increasing the number of K-12 students who graduate from high school, are qualified for college admission, and are prepared for the rigor of university coursework in anticipation of the exciting career opportunities that lie ahead.

I appreciate your interest in the Alliance and invite you to explore our site.

Dr. Patricia L. Prado-Olmos, Director
The Alliance, Division of Community Engagement