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June, 2019
The Paramount Promise is an agreement between the Paramount Unified School District and Compton College.  Beginning with the Class of 2019, Paramount graduates who participate in the Paramount Promise and attend Compton College will receive the following key benefits:


  • Waived enrollment fees for two years
  • Up to $400 for books and school supplies in the fall and spring semesters during those two years
  • Use of a laptop or tablet that the student can keep after successfully completing the first year of college and enrolling in classes for the second year
  • Students who meet the specific requirements for admission to University of California, Irvine through the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) will be eligible to receive support and services upon enrollment through the Compton College Promise Graduate Advantage


This historic agreement provides students with a pathway from PUSD through Compton College and potentially to UC Irvine with financial and academic support along the way.  This agreement will serve our students for years to come, and represents what is possible when our partners come together to support our students.


College and Career Ready Graduates is a Focus Area of our district’s Strategic Plan, and one of the key actions called for in the plan is to “Establish agreements with local colleges that include course articulation, guaranteed admission, and preferred registration.”  This is evidence that the Strategic Plan is being acted upon.


Thanks to our Governing Board for their support, Superintendent Dr. Pérez for her vision and leadership, and our high school principals and the Secondary Educational Services team for their dedication to this work.  Thanks also to Compton College President and CEO Keith Curry and his leadership team for their endless commitment to our students and community, and to Santa Ruiz from UC Irvine for being such a great partner in this venture.


~ Ryan Smith, Ed.D.

   Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Educational Services

Are you a 2019 PUSD graduate who would like to attend Compton College?
Click here to take advantage of the Paramount Promise!