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Compact for Success

About Compact for Success

In 2000, San Diego State University partnered with the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) to create a program that would bring new educational opportunities to Sweetwater graduates.

The partnership would involve SUHSD teachers working side-by-side with SDSU faculty to examine the rigor and alignment of math and English course offerings and to design a school curriculum that would meet specific requirements for college admissions.

Students participating in the Compact for Success Program would focus on meeting the requirements. All Sweetwater students meeting these requirements would be guaranteed admission to SDSU.

The Compact for Success officially launched in 2000 when the first group of 7th-grade students enrolled in the program. In fall 2006, 203 of these students eventually began their freshman year at SDSU. Today, the nationally recognized, award-winning program has increased Sweetwater’s college-going population by 120 percent. 

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