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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,
Santa Clara Adult Education (SCAE) is entering its 35th year of serving the Santa Clara community. Since 1981 we have ridden the ebbs and flows of prosperity and economic uncertainty. We enter this new school year with renewed hope for adult schools in California. Our state is focusing on fiscal restructuring and curricular reform with the intent to provide adults with the skills they need to become productive employees, engaged family members, and involved citizens.
Last year we asked you to give us input about your experiences here at Santa Clara Adult Education. So many of you responded in your classes, on your registration forms, and online. The information you gave us is invaluable for use in planning for the future of the school.
We were also able to provide your feedback to the accreditation team from the Western Association of Schools and College (WASC) that visited our school this past March. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and commend you, our students, as well as our Adult Education staff and our many community partners for assisting us in achieving a full six-year accreditation term from WASC.
The good news continues. We are now happily settled in the new adult school office, and we invite you in to see our wonderful new accommodations. A heartfelt thanks to Larry Adams, Director School Bond Projects, and his crew for the fine work on this entire campus, and a huge thank you to all of you, the tax payers of Santa Clara, for your “yes” vote on Measure J. This transformed campus will help us serve the needs of adult learners for years to come.
Finally, congratulations to our Santa Clara Adult Education and Wilson High 2015 graduates. We wish them well in all their future endeavors.
Enjoy your classes and have a wonderful fall season.
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.