Special Note

  • 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

    Dear Community,

    Congratulations to the 80 adult students of Santa Clara Adult Education who graduated on June 7th. These students are proof that it is never too late to earn a diploma.
    The graduation speaker shared these thoughts with her fellow graduates:
    “I had to drop out in high school because I had a baby. I attempted to come back several times, but I had too many responsibilities. This time, with the help of my teacher, I was able to complete my credits and graduate. Now I can apply for the job of my dreams.”

    Statistics show that having a high school diploma increases the opportunity for employment with a higher income and occupational status. Santa Clara Adult Education offers the opportunity for adults to earn their diploma and receive guidance in a pathway to higher education or job opportunities.

    Take that next step and call...

    The Educational Options Staff
    SCAE is a member of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE). SBCAE is a collaboration of four colleges and five adult

    schools in Santa Clara County, serving over 30,000 adult education students every year. We are working together to build pathways for

    adult learners so they can achieve economic self-sufficiency in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the nation.
    Our consortium is committed to having a positive collective impact on the local workforce, building a just economy and healthy community. The

    other members of SBCAE are:

    Campbell Adult and Community Education - cace.cuhsd.org

    East Side Adult Education - adulteducation.esuhsd.org

    Milpitas Adult Education - adulted.musd.org

    Silicon Valley Adult Education - metroed.net/svae

    San Jose City College - www.sjcc.edu

    Evergreen Valley College - www.evc.edu

    Mission College - www.missioncollege.edu

    West Valley College - www.westvalley.edu

    Workforce Institute - www.wi-sjeccd.org (transition support services)
    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.