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Team Vision 2nd in LA County
Team vision students
Congratulations to Team Vision who were honored at competition this year. They won second place in Los Angeles County overall out of 23 teams in the STEM on the Sidelines "Mini-Football Launcher" competition, held at Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly StubHub Center). The team designed, built, and programmed a device using Raspberry Pi, Arduino Sandbox Tech Kit, breadboard, and motors. Congratulations Edgar, Victor, Alex, and Emely (all Class of 2021)!
CEC on Public Television

Inside California Education, a KVIE public television series that explores challenges, issues, and stories in public education, visited Compton Early College in 2019 and aired this report.

Students Train as Pollworkers
USC Annenberg Media posted a story on our juniors and seniors training to be pollworkers and conduct voter outreach ahead of the November 2018 elections.
Jefferson Awards Winners
Group photo of Jefferson Awards Winners
The CEC high school team earned the 2017 Gold Leadership School Award from the Jefferson Foundation in Los Angeles.
Featured in Black Enterprise
Article cover shot featuring CEC's Keishon White
Article in Black Enterprise highlights CEC's Keishon (Class of 2019)
Day of Dialogue
CEC students participated in a Day of Dialogue on March 14, 2018 as did their peers from other high schools across the District.
2019 Graduation photo
Class of 2019 Graduating Class
  • Valedictorian will attend the University of Southern California on a full-ride scholarship
  • Salutatorian will attend University of California Los Angeles
  • 14% of the graduating class was accepted to UCLA (national average is 5%)
  • Posse Scholar Awardee will attend Northwestern University
44th District Congressional App Challenge Winners
A CEC team won the Congressional App Challenge for California's 44th District competition in both 2017 (featured in the video) and 2018 (more information available here). Congratulations to Tacorrie (Class of 2021), Cesar (Class of 2021), Marleni (Class of 2021), and Isamari (Class of 2021)!
CEC Opens 2015
Article on opening of CEC
Article in Los Angeles Sentinel on opening of CEC