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Regional Collaboratives

Collaborative partnerships are a key component of the Alliance for Education. San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States, covering 20,160 square miles (51,961 square kilometers). About 90 percent of the county is desert; the remainder consists of the San Bernardino Valley and the San Bernardino Mountains. To better serve the unique needs of this diverse county and the 33 districts served, the Alliance has developed regional collaborative work across the county in three distinct regions:

Regional Collaboratives: East Valley

The East Valley Region begins east of Fontana and extends eastward to the Riverside County/San Bernardino County intersection near Yucaipa.

  • California State University San Bernardino maintains a strong presence in the East Valley and is active in developing future STEM teachers through professional development in their STEM Lab as well as a STEM degree program.
  • The University of California, Riverside is just south of the East Valley region and serves students from across the Inland Empire.
  • San Bernardino Valley College is an active partner sponsoring forums for young men and women in the East Valley to encourage participation in mathematics and science studies and careers.
  • San Bernardino Community College District provides a variety of STEM/CTE programs and services for teachers throughout the East Valley region, including robotics events and professional development in mathematics and science. 

A listing of business, labor and educational partners is included in this section. 

East Valley Region cities and towns include:

  • Colton
  • Grand Terrace
  • Highland
  • Loma Linda
  • Redlands
  • Rialto
  • San Bernardino
  • Yucaipa

Regional Collaboratives: High Desert

The High Desert Region addresses all schools and districts in the remainder of the county from the Cajon Pass westward to the Los Angeles County line and to the east at the California/Nevada border, including Morongo Valley.

STEAM 2020, headed by Victor Elementary District Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden, brings Alliance partners together to achieve an ambitious goal for the entire region: By 2020, every child and adult in the High Desert will be prepared for the 21st Century Workforce by achieving their high school diploma concurrently with their community college degree (or vocational, trade or technical school equivalent certificate) in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math) related field.

The work done in the High Desert region is supported by a variety of stakeholders, including Victor Valley College, Copper Mountain College and Barstow Community College.

High Desert Region cities and towns include:

  • Adelanto
  • Apple Valley
  • Barstow
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Crestline
  • Hesperia
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Needles
  • Running Springs
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Victorville
  • Wrightwood
  • Yermo
  • Yucca Valley

Regional Collaboratives: West End

The West End Region encompasses schools and districts from the Los Angeles County/San Bernardino County border in Chino, and encompasses all schools and communities to Fontana. A number of post-secondary educational institutions reside in the West End region of San Bernardino County.

  • Cal-Poly Pomona lies directly to the west of the county in close proximity of the West End region.
  • Chaffey College maintains two campuses in Chino and Rancho Cucamonga. Chaffey College maintains articulation agreements with local high schools in engineering and offers a variety of career technical education programs as well as options for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.
  • The Claremont Colleges, including Harvey Mudd are within proximity of the West End region in Claremont.

A listing of business, labor and educational partners is included in this section.

West End Region cities and towns include:

  • Chino
  • Chino Hills
  • Fontana
  • Montclair
  • Ontario
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Upland