Equity and Access

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Equity and Access team provides the servicessupports, and tools for K-12 district leaders, school leaders, counselors, and teachers to ensure every student has access to the most rigorous coursework. We provide research, data, and best practices in closing the opportunity gap and ensuring college and career readiness for all students, including underrepresented groups.​​​​ Check the Quick Links box to the right for upcoming equity events or scroll down for more information. 

School Counselor Leadership Conference
Feb. 14, 2017

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School counselors are the heart of the school - make sure you are equipped to guide every student to success. Download the event flier.

The second annual School Counselor Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at the University of San Diego is now presented in partnership with the Wester Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). School counselors, district and site administrators, and college counselors will continue the work of equity and access for all students at this second annual event. 

  • Explore the latest research and best practices in school counseling
  • Network with more than 300 K-12 school counselors and college admissions officers
  • Access a WACAC college fair with college admissions specialists on-hand to answer questions and share valuable insights
  • Enjoy more sessions for elementary school counselors
  • Access additional sessions on personal/social, academic, and college/career topics for middle and high school counselors

Equity Symposium​​​

Nearly 600 educators spent two days tackling equity challenges for their students at the county's first Equity Symposium on Sept. 8 and 9, 2016. Learn more about this new, annual event and get the available resources from presenters and panelists by clicking Equity Symposium.​​ ​

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Upcoming Professional Learning

Excellence in Equity Leadership

District and school administrators, teacher leaders, and counselors gain strategies to make equity a reality in your district or school. Build leadership excellence and capacity around educational equity across systems, and foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment for each and every student and student group. 

Register here to bring your leadership team together to get to the heart of equity challenges in your school or district and improve outcomes for all your students.

School Counselor Events

For information for school counselors, please visit our School Counselor Network page. 


Opportunity Gap A​​nalysis 

​​Ensure every high school student has equitable access to UC/CSU A-G courses and success in rigorous classes with the Equity and Access team through an Opportunity Gap Analysis​. ​

Contact Erin Richison​ to begin your transcript analysis process with our Business Intelligence Data Dashboard. ​​​

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