The College Avenue Compact was created as a means to assure students from schools within the City Heights Educational Collaborative are college-bound. The City Heights Educational Collaborative, an innovative educational initiative designed to assist inner-city children to achieve educational excellence.

Distinguishing features of the Collaborative are:

  • Highly qualified teachers and administrators and sufficient numbers of teachers and administrators;
  • Appropriately sized classrooms, number of students;
  • Clean, safe and well maintained facilities;
  • Enriched educational experiences outside the classroom;
  • Enhanced support from San Diego State University;
  • Strong social and healthcare support systems;
  • Strong commitment to counseling and mentoring;
  • Emphasis on parent participation

The Collaborative is a partnership among San Diego State University, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Education Association, and Price Charities.