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College & Career Readiness

CEF’s goal is to ensure our students are successful from Kindergarten through 12th grade and to be ready to take on their post-graduation challenges. In partnership with CUSD, CEF is funding AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, an evidence-based program to develop the academic skills needed to succeed in challenging and rigorous courses and provide students with the tools, knowledge and skills to succeed.

AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID prepares students for 21st century careers by providing the academic and behavioral skills necessary to succeed in the workplace, including organization, time management, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving. AVID includes career exploration, develops partnerships with organizations to help students find pathways to careers, and supports and prepares students in degree and certificate programs to be successful in the workforce.

CEF-Funded College & Career Readiness Programs


AVID Professional Development

Student College Preparation


One of CEF’s priorities is to improve consistent science proficiency across our schools. In addition to funding district-wide teacher collaboration and purchasing state-of-the-art science equipment for Cunha and Half Moon Bay High School, CEF made a large investment to fund a new dedicated 5th grade credentialed science teacher.

CEF-Funded Science Programs

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High School Science Labs

State-of-the-Art Science Equipment

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Science Collaboration for Secondary Schools

Planning, Training and Collaboration for Science Teachers

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Cunha Field Trip

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

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Science Teacher

4th and 5th Grade Science Teacher

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Cunha Science Labs

State-of-the-Art Science Equipment


Computing is a Fundamental Skill

CEF chose Computer Science in a coordinated cross-district program because it prepares students for college and opens up new career pathways. Computing is a fundamental skill in society and in most careers. CS a way of thinking and problem solving necessary for all 21st century graduates.

Computer Science incorporates multiple disciplines based on algorithmic processes including math, computer science, engineering, information systems, information technology, and software engineering. It develops students' problem solving and critical thinking skills showing them how to create, not simply use technology.

And did we mention…..it's fun!

CEF-Funded Computer Science Programs

Cunha Computer Science

Computer Science Electives

High School Computer Science

Introduction to Computer Science Classes

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Elementary School Computer Science

4th/5th Grade Computer Science Pilot Program