Santa Rosa City Schools offer Specialized Programs that are designed to provide students a unique and targeted curriculum. All are exceptional programs that continue to serve students who want to accelerate and focus their learning experience in high school.
UNIVERSITY CENTER: A partnership between Elsie Allen High School and Sonoma State University, the UC@EA provides an intensive preparatory and college education to motivated 9th-12th graders.
- Guaranteed admission to Sonoma State University upon graduation from high school
- Opportunity to earn 24 fully transferrable units of general education coursework
- Annual savings of $6,000 in college tuition and fees
- Transportation to and from SSU provided
- Priority registration at SSU
- Access to library facilities, financial aide services, tutoring and counseling at SSU
EARLY COLLEGE MAGNET PROGRAM: A partnership between Piner High School and the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) provides qualified incoming 9th graders the opportunity to complete college coursework while completing their high school graduation requirements.
- 9th and 10th grade students enroll in specific classes at Piner High School geared toward college success.
- 11th and 12th grade students begin to complete courses at the SRJC (2 courses/semester) while continuing their coursework at Piner High School.
- FREE tuition and textbooks provided for up to 30 college units.
- FREE transportation to and from SRJC between 8:00am and 3:00pm (Monday –Friday).
- Students can transfer up to one year of earned SRJC units to a California UC or CSU, private institutions of higher learning, continue at SRJC to earn an associate degree, or complete a career certificate.
ARTQUEST- ArtQuest is an award-winning program at Santa Rosa High School designed for students who are interested in performing and studio arts.
- Students select and complete courses in an area of interest called an "Art Specialty".
- Arts Specialties in the Studio Arts include: Digital Arts, Photography, Video and Visual Fine Arts.
- Arts Specialties in the Performing Arts include: Dance, Theatre Arts and Vocal and Instrumental Music.
- Students also have the opportunity to view offsite exhibits and performances and learn from experienced artists.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE: In 1995, Montgomery High School was the first school in Sonoma County to be approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Annually, more than 350 students participate in the Montgomery High School IB program in 11th and 12th grade.
- To receive the full IB Diploma requires passing six IB course examinations, completion of a Theory of Knowledge course, 150 hours of extra-curricular community service, and completion of a 3500 word extended essay.
- Many students graduating from the IB Program find that it enhances their opportunities at postsecondary institutions.
- Students that choose to complete one or more IB courses will not be eligible for an IB diploma at graduation, but they can earn individual IB certificates.