About EGUSD EXPLORE
EXPLORE prepares secondary students for higher education, career, and life through career-themed academy and pathway programs that engage students with a blend of:
- Rigorous Academic Study
- Relevant Career Technical Education
- Wrap-around Student Support
- Work-Based Learning Opportunities
Graduates of EXPLORE are better prepared for life after high school and are ready to succeed in their future endeavors.
Each academy or pathway program is centered on one of California’s 15 industry sectors and make high school learning relevant for students. Research shows that compared with their peers, students in academies and pathways have higher GPA, graduation rates, and A-G completion rates, and say they are experiencing more rigorous, integrated and relevant instruction. Graduates of EXPLORE are better prepared for life after high school and ready to succeed.
In addition to its academies and pathways, EGUSD offers over 100 career technical education programs that students can take as electives.
Did you know?
According to the Linked Learning Alliance:
- By 2018, 63% of all U.S. jobs will required some education beyond high school. Academies and pathways ensure all graduates are prepared.
- Academy and pathway graduates fulfill more required coursework for admission into University of California or California State University systems.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.