School Networks

What is a School Network?

The University of California defines a school network as a group of high schools under a governing organization that oversees the development and implementation of their schools' curriculum.

To establish themselves as a network in the A-G Course Management Portal (CMP), a school network must have at least two schools with active "a-g" course lists.

School Networks & the A-G CMP

A feature of the A-G CMP permits school networks to choose how the "a-g" course lists are updated for the high schools within their network. School networks can choose to manage their high schools' "a-g" course lists using one of the following methods:

Centralized "a-g" reference list management
  • School-authored courses will be submitted for "a-g" review through a network-centralized process.
  • The school network can also author and submit courses for “a-g” review on behalf of the schools they serve.
  • Revisions to existing courses and archiving of “a-g” courses can be conducted by the school or school network.
  • Schools and the school network manage their individual demographic information.
  • The school network is primarily responsible for annually managing all of its high schools’ “a-g” course lists.
Joint "a-g" reference list management
  • Schools can directly submit courses to UC for “a-g” review.
  • The school network can also author and submit courses for “a-g” review on behalf of the schools they serve.
  • Revisions to existing courses and archiving of “a-g” courses can be conducted by the school or school network.
  • Schools and the school network manage their individual demographic information.
  • Each school is primarily responsible for annually managing its individual “a-g” course list.

School networks wishing to change their method of "a-g" course list management can notify the UC High School Articulation unit or by going to their Institution Demographic section.

 Please note that a school network's "a-g" course management selection cannot be changed in the middle of a submission period. The school network will need to wait until the submission period closes to switch to centralized or joint "a-g" management.

For more information about functions within School Network Management please click here.

New School Networks

To submit a request to be established as a school network in the A-G CMP for the course submission period, please complete the School Network Registration Form. This form is designed to capture basic institutional and contact information. A list will be set up after careful assessment of the information provided within the context of UC’s policies and criteria.

UC will only accept School Network Registration Forms submitted from January 1 – March 30. This early deadline is in place to ensure the new school network is set up towards the beginning of the “a-g” course submission period providing the network sufficient time to manage their schools’ “a-g” course lists and submit courses for “a-g” approval.

Features specific to School Network management

  • Course Consolidation: District/school network CLM can consolidate similar school-owned courses into one district-owned course for greater efficiency in course list management.
  • Add multiple schools to a course: This is a key feature for a district/school network. With this feature, you can add multiple schools to one course sbumission. When the course is submitted and approved, all of the schools that are listed on the submission will have that course automatically approved on their course list.
  • Clean up course list: District/school network CLMs will need to reactivate all archived courses you would like to keep for future use, as your Course Archive will no longer exist beyond the 2017-18 course submission period. Courses that remain in your Course Archive after September 15, 2017 will be deleted.
  • Deleting courses: District/School Networks will no longer have the ability to archive courses. Starting Feb 1, 2018, all archived courses will be deleted want from your reference list.