MDUSD offers a rich and diverse array of educational program offerings that inform the space types, organization, and spatial characteristics of the Facilities Master Plan’s Educational Specifications—a document that translates the District’s educational goals and programs to facilities.
Career Integrated Academics
Career Integrated Academics prepare students for careers and college based on their unique interests and abilities and to make sure what is learned each day in school is useful and relevant to their lives and their futures. For more information, visit Career Integrated Academies.
Career and Technical Education
MDUSD is committed to preparing its students for college and career. CTE programs begin as early as Elementary school and offer students a hands-on exploration of varied career fields. MDUSD also has seven California Partnership Academies and Career Pathways that allow students to work closely with community partners for work-based learning experiences like mentorships, job shadows, and internships. For more information, see Career and Technical Education.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
MDUSD is the only school district in the county to offer this prestigious program. The IB Programme is aimed “to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are motivated to succeed” (www.ibo.org). Ygnacio Valley High School is going on its second year with the IB programme with Oak Grove Middle school, Sequoia Elementary School, and Monte Gardens Elementary School pursuing full approval as an International Baccalaureate World School. To learn more, go to International Baccalaureate Programme.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program
MDUSD is implementing AVID on a district-wide level. This nationally-acclaimed program is a college preparatory program which helps students learn the skills to be successful in school and college and close the opportunity gap. All Middle and High schools within MDUSD offer this program, with implementation spreading to seven Elementary Schools this year. For more information, see AVID.
College Now Program
This program launched in the Fall of 2016 and is a two-year program serving 11thand 12thstudents. Those participating in this course take both college courses at Diablo Valley College and high school classes taught by MDUSD teachers, gaining credits in both. For more information, visit College Now Program.
CARES After School
CARES is an after school program running through 17 MDUSD school sites and serving over 2,000 students through TK to the 12thgrade. CARES is a unique collaborative between the Mt. Diablo USD, City of Concord Parks & Recreation, and Bay Area Community Resources, supported by strong community partners and school site administration. To learn more, go to CARES After School.