Herman@s Connection to College (C2C) establishes a pipeline from middle school to
college with the purpose of providing holistic support for Latinx youth. Herman@s
C2C aims to create a safe space for students and their families in an educational
setting. Through the connection of an academic counselor, family engagement, resources,
and mentorship, Herman@s C2C provides wrap around services to our students to close
the achievement gap.
How does Herman@s C2C help students?
- Provides wrap around support services to students in middle school at Parkway Heights
through their senior year at South San Francisco high school.
- Provides middle school students the opportunity to attend workshops, conferences,
and university visits.
- Prepares high school students to transition into college. Sophomores at South San
Francisco High School or Capuchino High School concurrently enroll at Skyline College
and take pre determined coursework in various General Education subjects until they
- Arranges transportation to university visits, conferences, and workshops for high
- Provides students with free tuition.
- Allows students to attain a semester’s worth of college units while they are in high
- Provides students with direct linkage to support and services at Skyline College,
such as the Puente Project, TRiO, EOPS, transfer center, skyline promise, and summer
Who might be a good fit for the Herman@s C2C program?
A potential Herman@s C2C candidate (if starting in middle school):
- Teachers/counselors select students
A potential Herman@s C2C candidate (if starting in high school):
- Will be a sophomore, junior or senior in high school
- Student is behind with their high school graduation credits
- May not have a clear educational or career goal
- Desires to receive his/her high school diploma
- Desire to meet other students and make friends
How to Apply
Talk to your counselor at Parkway Heights Middle School, South San Francisco High
School, or Capuchino High School.
Contact the Counseling Division at Skyline College at email@example.com.
Location and Time Commitment
All classes are taught at South San Francisco High schools by Skyline College instructors.
Students attend one college course per semester. The students attend the course on
Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:10 PM-4:20 PM.
The courses adhere to the CSU/UC approved general education requirements and satisfy
high school graduation requirements. Students will take courses in History, focusing
on Latina/os in the United States. Additionally, students take a career exploration
class where they are introduced to majors and career options upon high school graduation.
A transition to college course is also offered, in which students learn the difference
between high school and college, learn how to be successful in college, and information
about the support and services on college campuses.
Students receive high school and college credit for the courses they enroll in. Students
do not have to pay a tuition fee for the courses taught by the Herman@s Connection
to College program. If students start during their sophomore year, they can earn up
to a semester’s worth of coursework.
History of Herman@s and Connection to College
Herman@s was founded in 2006 to support Latinx youth graduate high school. Connection
to College (C2C), formally known as Middle School Outreach Program (MSOP), was established
at Parkway Heights Middle School in 2012 to bring awareness and exposure about college
to middle school students. In 2017, C2C and Herman@s came together to merge their