Welcome to CSSD’s Traditional School Counselor Resource Page

Our objective is to work closely with school counselors at traditional sites to facilitate the placement of students that might need CSSD’s unique instructional program. This page is designed to inform and facilitate the referral process for potential and returning students.



Each year, traditional school counselors rely on CSSD’s services to re-engage students in the education process and help them succeed in a personalized environment. Browse the options below to find counselor resources and more information about CSSD.

The Charter School of San Diego is an independent study, public school option serving students in grades 6-12. Like all public schools, it is tuition-free.

CSSD students are offered the freedom to accelerate, the focus to catch-up, and the support to graduate. CSSD teachers are “on-demand” in the Resource Centers, ready to offer one-on-one support to any student. Teachers assign courses based on each student’s academic and career plans, which are made with the help of counselors and parents upon enrollment. In addition, a variety of additional Student Pathways that frequently align better with individual student needs are available.

The CSSD university model of coursework uniquely prepares students for post-secondary education, as students focus on 1-2 courses at a time, and each course takes 4-6 weeks. All CSSD Resource Centers offer a quiet, distraction-free learning environment.

One CSSD credit is equivalent to one full, high school semester.

Visit our Course Offerings page to see the course list, course descriptions, UC A-G list, NCAA List, and College Board-approved AP Courses.

At The Charter School of San Diego, there are many UC A-G courses available. These courses can be identified by looking through a CSSD Course Catalog or by talking with a CSSD teacher or counselor.

To learn more about the requirements, visit the University of California website for more information.

At The Charter School of San Diego, there are a wide variety of courses that have been approved by the NCAA – the National Collegiate Athletics Association. If a student plans to play sports in college, either Division I or Division II, their courses must meet the NCAA requirements for college athletes.

To learn more about the NCAA courses available, talk to a counselor, view our CSSD Course Catalog or visit the NCAA Eligibility Center for more information.

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