Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Equals Student Success
The Pomona Unified School District's ROP program provides a variety of career and technical education courses designed to prepare high school students (over 16 years of age) for their future careers. Currently, we offer over 25 different career and technical education courses that can prepare individuals for either entry-level employment, upgrading of current job skills or for more advanced levels of education.
The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), in its April 20 2009 publication of EdCal, reported that studies have demonstrated "Regional Occupational Program (ROP) students have improved grade point averages, increased attendance and higher college attendance rates." And ACSA noted "Workers with ROP backgrounds earn higher wages…" In Pomona, ROP provides career and technical training opportunities in a variety of career clusters. Some courses provide college credit and industry certifications.
The ROP offers courses aligned to our emerging academy programs in health, medicine, technology, engineering/construction, business, law, and education.
Our mission is to provide a challenging educational program in Career and Technical Education of the highest quality that will lead students to become productive citizens and participants in a diverse society and global economy in the workforce and society.
Our Vision by means of the Career and Technical Education is to reach each student through teaching and demonstrating a classroom and industry environment that implements Respect, Responsibility and Results.
Our programs will help guide our students to experience the value of self awareness where accountability to their education is essential to all and reflects an outcome of high level student achievement, capability to participate independently, and contribute to society in a positive comportment.
The administrator designs a sequence of career courses that integrate with high school academics. These courses are designed with high expectations and demanding content and standard based instruction that ensure a culture of student achievement and continuous learning. These courses prepare students for high demand occupations and articulate with industry and local college programs.