The Compact for Success is a collaboration between the Sweetwater Union High School District and San Diego State University. Students from the district who meet established benchmarks are automatically guaranteed admission to San Diego State. The goal of the program is to improve the graduation and retention rates of Sweetwater students on campus. The first group of Compact Scholars matriculated at San Diego State University in 2006. In fall 2007, the second cohort of students enrolled. The program includes the following elements:
The Compact Scholars Program (CSP) is the postsecondary component of the Compact and aims to enhance students academic and social integration to ensure they maximize all the opportunities SDSU has to offer. Students are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research programs, study abroad, community-based service learning activities, and student life services focused on college success.
One study met BHEF's criteria for program inclusion. The findings were positive, but statistical significance was not reported: Arnold, J. (2004). Compact for success: Fulfilling a promise. A model for university/district collaboration. San Diego, CA: Sweetwater Union High School District.