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Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am - 8 pm
Friday, 8:00 am-1 pm
Saturday, Sunday Closed
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Mission Statement

The mission of Santa Clara Adult Education is to empower adults of all ages and abilities to succeed in an ever-changing world

Message from the Directors 
Dear Community Members,
The 2014-15 school year will be an exciting one for Santa Clara Adult Education and adult education in California. The governor is expected to present a budget in January 2015 that will set aside funds for adult education programs to help all Californians achieve a family sustainable income. We hope to be able to do our part by expanding access to our high-quality Basic skills, English as a Second Language(ESL), High School Diploma and High School Equivalency, and Career Technical Education programs.
In order to ensure that the programs listed above, and all of our other course offerings are kept to a high standard, we continue to participate in an accreditation process through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Santa Clara has been accredited throughout the last 33 years.
The WASC process focuses on continuous school-wide improvement as well as student and community participation. In order for us to continue to provide a quality education, we need to hear from you. We ask you to answer the 5 Minute Survey on this page.  More information about the WASC process will be shared with you at a later time.
In addition to WASC, the adult school facilities continue to improve thanks to voter supported Measure J. The last phase of the school renovation is focused on the SCAE front office. This building will be torn down, and a new building will replace it. Temporarily, all front office services will be provided in the building next door. To serve you better, we ask that you consider registering online. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve our facilities.

At this time, we would like to congratulate the adult students who graduated from high school this spring. Seventy two adults have now reached this important milestone, and we wish them well as they venture on to new horizons.

Kathy Martarano and Rochelle Kelly


Student Learning Outcomes 

Students will achieve a measurable increase in knowledge and skills in their area of study.

Students will gain knowledge to identify and access diverse resources, information and technology related to their area of study.

Students will apply knowledge and skills from their areas of study to their personal and professional lives.