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CRY-ROP has an excellent track record in preparing students for career and college.  Our programs are aligned with both industry and postsecondary requirements, providing students with a variety of options for their futures. Credentialed teachers with industry expertise contextualize the information and ensure students are engaged and inspired. Our career technical education students realize increased attendance rates and grade-point averages compared to those not enrolled in our programs.

University Requirements

University of California (UC) “A-G” refers to the high school courses required for entrance to the University of California and the California State University systems. They are named as such because there are seven general subject areas labeled “A” through “G”.  The intent of the “A-G” subject requirements is to ensure that students have attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study. CRY-ROP offers programs that have been certified by the UC system, and satisfy some of the "A-G" subject requirements. These programs are academically challenging, involving substantial reading, writing, problems and laboratory work (as appropriate), and show serious attention to analytical thinking, factual content and developing students' oral and listening skills.

CRY-ROP programs that are UC A-G approved include: The Art of Animation, American Sign Language I and II, Careers in Child Development, GIS Fundamentals, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Medical Assistant – Clinical, Sports Medicine and Therapy, Veterinary Assistant, and Virtual Enterprise.

Postsecondary Articulation

An articulation agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between schools. Articulation agreements are designed to build strong partnerships between ROPs and local community colleges. The agreement outlines specific courses, letter grades, and requirements completed at the ROP that will transfer to the community college.

Articulation minimizes needless duplication by allowing students to receive college credit for completing approved ROP/high school programs. Click here for the current list of articulated programs.

Career Pathways

The four years of high school from ninth grade to twelfth grade can be an exciting and rewarding time for students. A very important component in preparing for the future is career planning. Preparing for future educational and career opportunities is time consuming, and students who are prepared to make these decisions are often times more successful than those students who lack a sense of direction. Career Pathways connect students with a clear direction and a better understanding of the postsecondary education and training options. They are able to develop an understanding that in today’s fast-paced, unpredictable, information rich environment, lifelong learning is necessary. CRY-ROP is an active partner in the development of Career Pathways within the region. CRY-ROP provides rigorous and relevant Career Technical Education programs in support of robust pathways leading to college and career options.

Student Ambassadors

CRY-ROP has developed an ROP Student Ambassador program to support leadership development in students. Each year, CRY-ROP offers workshop sessions for ROP Student Ambassadors to provide an orientation and tour of ROP programs. These sessions allow the high school ambassadors to interact with ROP teachers and support staff to learn more about how ROP programs can be a valuable part of a student’s high school experience. ROP programs offer hands-on technical skills with a strong academic element.  ROP programs offer science, technology, mathematics, and communications grounded in the real world of work, based on experiences the student can expect to encounter in a career.  By providing students with this information, they are able to promote ROP and other post-secondary endeavors on their campuses, while developing their own leadership skills.

ROP Student Ambassador activities include:

  • Visiting middle schools and elementary schools to talk to students
  • Providing assistance at Career Fairs
  • Developing promotional material for open house, back-to-school night or career centers
  • Writing articles for school newspapers
  • Presenting to school boards

Community Cabinet

At monthly Community Cabinet meetings held in both the Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) and Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (YCJUSD), parents have an opportunity to provide input on the types of community support they want their students to have, particularly in the area of Career Exploration.

Events and connections made to date include:

  • Bloomington High School Career Week beginning September 8th that includes speakers, booths, exhibits
  • Bloomington High School Future’s Night for all students as part of Open House on September 10th-speakers, ROP teachers and business partners will be there!
  • Middle school career fairs

For more information on dates and locations for Community Cabinet email us at: or

Life After High School

The CRY-ROP WorkAbility I program offers an information night on life after high school in collaboration with the East Valley SELPA Transition Partnership program and Inland Regional Center. The purpose of this event is to inform students and their families of the resources available after graduating or exiting from high school. We encourage parents and high school students who have an active IEP to attend. Representatives from Career Technical Training schools, Community Colleges, Day Programs, Social Security Administration, and Public Service Agencies are typically in attendance to answer questions. For more information on life after high school email us at:

Postsecondary Programs

CRY-ROP offers the following postsecondary programs:

Program sizes are relatively small when compared to other postsecondary programs, with a range of 15-30 students. The Nurse Assistant Certified and Vocational Nurse program have a mandated ratio of 1 teacher per 15 students.

CRY-ROP is approved to offer Pell Grants and loans through Federal Title IV funds to those students who qualify. Students interested in receiving financial aid should first complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. Step-by-step instructions are provided online and in our Student Handbook.

There are also community resources available through the following agencies for those students who qualify: Veteran Affairs, California Department of Rehabilitation, San Bernardino Employment Training Agency, and Jobs Centers of America. Information about these agencies can be obtained in the Student Services Office or by seeking information on the internet. Students may also apply for scholarships on their own.

Parents and students can visit the CRY-ROP postsecondary campus to receive information about programs, and to meet the instructors. For information or to schedule a visit, email us at erika_menge@cry-rop.org.


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