Campbell Union High School District Awarded $100,000 Golden State Pathways Program Planning Grant

SAN JOSE,CA — The Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $100,000 planning grant from the Golden State Pathways Program (GSPP). This funding, announced by Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, will be used to develop a Biomedical pathway at Del Mar High School in collaboration with West Valley College. Notably, CUHSD is the only district in Santa Clara County to receive this prestigious grant.

The Golden State Pathways Program (GSPP) aims to improve educational opportunities and workforce preparedness for California students. The program integrates college preparatory coursework that meets the A–G requirements for admission to state universities, with the opportunity to earn college credits, career exploration, career technical education (CTE) courses, and work-based learning experiences.

Superintendent Dr. Robert Bravo of CUHSD stated, "We are thrilled to receive this grant, which will allow us to provide our students with cutting-edge opportunities in the biomedical field. Partnering with West Valley College, we will develop a comprehensive pathway that prepares our students for high-wage, high-skill, and high-growth careers in healthcare."

Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted the importance of such funding: "Every student in California deserves the opportunity to build real-life skills and pursue the careers they want. This funding will be a game-changer for thousands of students as the state invests in pathways to good-paying, high-need careers—including those that don’t require college degrees."

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond added, "By establishing career technical pathways that are also college preparatory, the Golden State Pathways Program provides a game-changing opportunity for California’s young people. I look forward to seeing our students gain entry to competitive wages and thriving futures."

About the Biomedical Pathway at Del Mar High School:

The Biomedical pathway will provide rigorous coursework and hands-on experiences, aligning with GSPP's goals of promoting high-wage, high-skill careers in healthcare. Students will be well-prepared for postsecondary education and workforce training. Del Mar High School students will also have access to dual-enrollment courses from West Valley College on the Del Mar campus, allowing them to earn college credits while still in high school. This partnership ensures a seamless transition from high school to college and career. Source: Golden State Pathways Program Planning Grant Award