In collaboration with Citrus Community College, CSArts-SGV students are able to take up to two-years of transferable college courses for free while enrolled at CSArts-SGV.

College Savings

Early College at CSArts-SGV is tuition FREE! All fees, books, and course materials are waived while enrolled in a dual-enrollment course. Enrolling in Early College Program courses can significantly save families college expenses in the future. Below you can find the cost of one year of attendance at various California colleges and universities.

California Colleges & Universities

Estimated 2021-2022 Cost of Attendance

California Community Colleges

Tuition/Fees - $1,854

Books & Supplies - $1,668

California State University

Tuition/Fees - $ 7,038

Books & Supplies - $1,486

University of California

Tuition/Fees - $14,100

Books - $1,200

University of Southern California

Tuition/Fees - $60,000

Stanford University

Tuition/Fees - $55,000

CSArts-SGV Early College Program

Tuition/Fees - $0

Early College Program Courses Offered during the 2021-2022 School Year

Academic Courses Offered

9th Grade

Not currently offered

10th Grade

  • Music Appreciation (Fall, 3 units) and History of Jazz (Spring, 3 units), Arts Elective

*Only for CCD/CMD students whose PE credit is already fulfilled

11th Grade

  • English 101 (4 units) - one section this year will be randomly selected to pilot this course second semester
  • History 107 (3 units)
  • History 108 (3 units)
  • Music Appreciation (Fall, 3 units) and History of Jazz (Spring, 3 units), Arts Elective

12th Grade

  • Psychology 101 (3 units)
  • Music Appreciation (Fall, 3 units) and History of Jazz (Spring, 3 units), Arts Elective

CONSERVATORY COURSES OFFERED

Please note: Conservatory Courses offered are subject to change based on instructor availability and course schedules.

Visual Arts

  • Figure Drawing
  • Beginning Painting
  • Art Portfolio & Resume
  • Public Art
  • Two-Dimensional Design

Creative Writing

Songwriting 1

Integrated Arts

History of Rock and Roll

Vocal Arts

  • History of Rock and Roll
  • Beginning Voice
  • Concert Choir
  • Opera Workshop

Instrumental Music

  • History of Rock and Roll 
  • Music Fundamentals

Theatre

  • Camera Acting 1
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Fundamentals of Stage Direction 
  • The Business of Acting 
  • Camera Acting 2
  • Voice & Movement for the Actor

Dance

Concert Production

Important Information

  • All Early College Program courses are held to Citrus College Expectations and Standards

  • All Early College Program courses will include a permanent grade on CSArts-SGV & Citrus Community College Transcripts

  • English and Psychology courses are held asynchronously, however a CSArts-SGV instructor will be providing dual-enrollment college course support during the academic day for students.

  • ​Citrus College student education records are maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and the California Education Code. Written student consent is required for access and release of information defined as educational records in federal and state law as described in Citrus College Administrative Procedure 5040. Please Click Here for more information on FERPA.

  • Students are encouraged to complete the Release of Student Information Form linked here, to designate a parent and Nicole Read (AP of Student Services) to access grade data in order to inform parents when students are struggling in their Early College Program course. 

  • The CSArts-SGV Early College Program academic courses satisfy various required IGETC categories for the CSU and UC system. See the below chart for more information how CSArts-SGV courses satisfy the IGETC requirements. This process is a slow progression as we build a program and we hope to add 1-2 classes each year.

AREA 1: ENGLISH COMPOSITION

Group 1A: English Composition

Not offered at this time

Group 1B: Critical Thinking/English Comp

Not offered at this time

Group 1C: Oral Communication (CSU only)

Not offered at this time

AREA 1: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS & QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Not offered at this time

AREA 3: ARTS & HUMANITIES

Group 3A: Art

Music Appreciation (3 units), History of Jazz (3 units), History of Rock and Roll (3 units)

Group 3B: Humanities

History 107 (3 units), History 108 (3 units)

AREA 4: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

History 107 (3 units), History 108 (3 units), *Psychology 101 (3 units)

AREA 5: PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Group 5A: Physical Sciences

Not offered at this time

Group 5B: Biological Sciences

Not offered at this time

AREA 6: LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (UC only)

Not offered at this time

TWO TYPES OF EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM COURSES OFFERED AT CSARTS-SGV

Synchronous Dual-Enrollment Course

  • Courses are taken during the school day and taught by CSArts-SGV employees who are also employed by Citrus College

  • Courses will only be with CSArts-SGV students

  • Students DO NOT pay any fees or materials costs

  • Students receive both high school credit and college credit upon successful completion of the course

Asynchronous Dual-Enrollment Course

  • Courses are not live, students complete course work during the school day under the supervision of a CSArts-SGV teacher. 

  • The student spends one semester learning college material to aid in their understanding of the content matter and to prepare the student for the next level of college instruction. The student spends the other semester enrolled in the dual-enrollment course taught by a Citrus College professor. A CSArts-SGV teacher will be supporting the class during the school day.

  • Courses will only be with CSArts-SGV students

  • Students DO NOT pay any fees or materials costs

  • Students receive both high school credit and college credit upon successful completion of the course

  • These offerings are in the extreme minority compared to the number of synchronous courses in our Early College Program

In addition, CSArts-SGV offers a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Early College Program Drop Policy

Students enrolled in an Early College Program course, who would like to drop after the semester has started, need to complete that process through Wingspan (Citrus' equivalent to Aeries). Please Click Here to view the webpage to drop a dual-enrollment course. CSArts-SGV Administrators, Directors, and School Counselors are not able to drop the course for the student. Failure to drop a course through Wingspan will result in the course and resulting grade showing up on the student's Citrus College transcript. Students can also request an Excused Withdrawal (EW) up to 30 days after the end of Citrus' term. However, these requests are for extenuating circumstances and require documentation. 

For questions regarding Academic Early College Program courses, please contact abbe.levine@sgv.csarts.net

For questions regarding Conservatory Early College Program courses, please contact stephen.cook@sgv.csarts.net