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Fact Sheet

Participating Districts and High Schools

Huntington Beach Union 
  Edison, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Marina, Ocean View, Valley Vista, Westminster

Irvine Unified
  Creekside, Irvine, Northwood, University, Woodbridge

Newport-Mesa Unified
  Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Estancia, Monte Vista / Back Bay, Newport Harbor

Saddleback Valley Unified
  El Toro, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Silverado, Trabuco Hills

Tustin Unified
  Beckman, Foothill, Hillview, Tustin


Coastline Regional Occupational Programs is an accredited school approved by the
Western Association of Schools and Colleges


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful course completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

Mission Statement

Coastline ROP is an exemplary, innovative career technical education program that prepares students for college and career success and contributes to the economic development of the communities we serve.

Organization & Fiscal Data

  • Coastline ROP partners with five school districts in Orange County to strengthen and broaden the students’ educational experience.
  • Partner districts include: Huntington Beach Union, Irvine, Newport-Mesa, Saddleback Valley and Tustin Unified School Districts.
  • Within these districts the ROP serves 21 comprehensive high schools, 5 continuation schools, and 4 alternative schools.
  • The ROP is a state-funded career technical education program financed by average daily attendance (ADA).
  • High School students generate 93% of Coastline ROP’s ADA; adults generate 7%.

General Information

  • ROP classes provide students a rich curriculum that is aligned to state standards and evaluated by industry members.
  • California CTE Curriculum Standards are organized into 15 industry sectors.  Coastline ROP has courses and programs in 13 of the 15 state industry sectors including:
    • Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Building Trades and Construction
    • Business and Finance
    • Education, Child Development, Family Services
    • Engineering and Architecture
    • Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
    • Information and Communication Technologies
    • Manufacturing and Product Development
    • Marketing, Sales, and Service
    • Public Services
    • Transportation
  • More than one-third of Coastline ROP’s courses meet the UC/CSU admission requirements.
  • Course pathways are aligned with postsecondary programs promoting sequential skill building.
  • Advanced placement and/or credit are available at local community colleges for some classes.
  • Many classes include internships at local business and industry sites where ROP students improve their critical thinking skills, communication skills, and work attitudes.
  • Research shows that students who take ROP courses improve their grade point averages, feel a greater connection to learning, and are more successful in college and careers once they graduate.
  • ROP courses are taught by skilled teachers credentialed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Coastline ROP is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Student Support Services

  • Students have access to an ROP career specialist on every high school campus.
  • Students receive counseling about CTE opportunities, courses in a program of study, postsecondary options, and career planning.
  • Students move within and across districts to participate in programs.

Business & Industry Collaboration

  • More than 300 local businesses partner with the ROP to provide internship training, mentoring activities, and classroom presentations.
  • Business leaders serve on industry advisory committees and validate courses of study.
  • Vital industry connections help prepare students for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations.