College Access Team Program

UC Santa Cruz Rep talks to students

CATS Program Overview

  • The College & Career Access Team (CATS) is a collaboration of various individuals leading programs designed to help guide and support students on their journey through high school and into a college. The CATS team is in charge of the following the programs on campus:


    OUSD College and Career Readiness Program
    UC Berkeley Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
    UC Berkeley Destination College Advising Corps. (DCAC)
    UC Berkeley Pre-College TRIO Program


    CATS Team Advisors provide students with college and career planning and assistance as well as support the following: 


    • The college admission process
    • Classroom presentations
    • Financial aid information and application assistance
    • College information nights for students and parents
    • College admissions test fee waivers and registration help 
    • Campus visits from college admissions and financial aid professionals


    UC Berkeley Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)

    EAOP is committed to closing the opportunity gap and increasing access to higher education for underserved students, families and communities. Our staff provides academic advising and course planning; college and financial aid information; scholarship application assistance; SAT Reasoning Test preparation; and academic enrichment opportunities for students and their families.


    UC Berkeley Pre-College TRIO Program

    The Pre-College TRIO Program of the University of California, Berkeley is conceived of intensive motivational counseling and tutoring aimed to support high school students who attend schools in the OUSD and WCC school districts. TRIO is a federally funded academic program highly recognized throughout the country.


    Seventy-five percent of the students supported by the TRIO program must be low-income, first generation scholars. The student must also be a US Citizen or permanent resident. Twenty-five percent of the students served can come from any type of background. Although this is our target population, while working at Skyline High School, TRIO services are available to any student hoping for support.


    Our program offers college tours, college exam courses, fee waivers for the SAT and ACT, one-on-one counseling and college support. Please consider us a resource for all your questions about attending college.



    The College and Career Advisors are located in the Library. Hours vary by counselor. Students are welcome to drop in or schedule an appointment with anyone of our advisors. For general college and career related questions, please contact Alcian Lindo, Skyline's College and Career Specialist. 


  • Alician Lindo
    College Advisor
    MON - FRI 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    AppointmentsDrop-in or email
    Location: Main Office Building

    Dominique Acosta
    College Advisor
    MON - THU: 1st/3rd Period
    FRI: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Appointments: Drop-in or email
    Location: Main Office Building

    Rudolph G. Herrera

    Pre-College TRIO Program
    TS / College Advisor
    MON - THU: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    FRI: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Appointments: Drop-in, email or call
    Location: Main Office Building


Stay Connected

  • Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for text notifications regarding college applications, financial aid, college fairs, SAT/ACT Prep, and more.


    Remind - Get text reminders about important college deadlines, financial aid opportunities, college visits at Skyline, and more!

    Sign up for Remind by texting the grade appropriate code listed below to 81010:

    • 12th Grade: @Skyline-12
    • 11th Grade: @Skyline-11
    • 10th Grade: @Skyline-10
    • 9th Grade: @Skyline-9


    The Early Academic Outreach Program | Destination College Advising Corps - this program on campus has a new Instagram account at Skyline. The account name is "@eaopdcac__shs". Note that there are two underscores. Follow to receive information about the programing that this program offers.