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.