San Jose’s curriculum and program are designed to ease students from a traditional school environment into a learning environment that includes digital instruction, one-on-one learning and mentoring. All San Jose courses are aligned to State Standards include instructional modules, practice and application activities, embedded assessment, and formal assessment. Our students enjoy lessons and activities that provide interactive learning, rich media, opportunities for collaborative learning, and non-graded self assessments. San Jose’s extensive use of online curriculum is based on today’s students’ preference for using computers for work and fun – and research indicates technology is an integral part of learning.
While digital curriculum provides the basis of learning for core courses, a blended model is used overall. Students receive direct instruction, work individually and in small groups with certified teachers to discuss course content, remediate and relearn difficult concepts, and review/revise written work. This blended model allows students to work on individualized pathways through required courses and not miss any instructional time while participating in the Professional Internship Program.
The rigor of the academic portion of a San Jose education prepares students to pass the Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science portions of the state assessments on the first attempt.
Do outdated teaching tools and methods sometimes leave you bored and disinterested? San Jose uses the Edgenuity Academic Curriculum. Edgenuity provides our teachers and students with many online advantages and acts as a supplemental tool of instruction to help all students reach their full potential in passing all state-wide exams on the first attempt. Edgenuity crafts ILP's or Individualized Learning Plans for each and every student. These ILP's are designed to push the students to proficiency. If a student is already at proficiency for their grade level, the ILP pushes those students beyond proficiency. This allows us to have constant progress monitoring of each and every student along their educational journey.
Professional Internship Program
San Jose Schools provides students a college preparatory education and real world experience through its unique Professional Internship work-study program. This program provides additional resources to the school. Our Internship program exposes the student to a “real-world” work environment that broadens their horizons and encourages them to set high goals for themselves. The program prepares them for post-high school experiences including choosing a college and a career. Through this experience, our students develop into hard-working young adults with bright futures ahead.
The program also benefits the companies that choose to participate, our sponsor companies. Having a student nearby affords employees a chance to share their expertise and to really make a difference. The San Jose Schools opportunity is an exciting one for everyone involved – the eager student, the bright employee and the community at-large.
Our schools develop well-rounded students and our company sponsors are provided a chance to make a real difference through a disciplined approach to social entrepreneurship. Additionally, corporate sponsors typically choose to continue a student’s employment through the summer months. That hard work pays off as most students continue on to a collegiate education after participating in similar work study programs.
Employees who have participated in the program attest to the enjoyment that comes from the mentor experience provided by the work-study program, and they often form lasting, mutually beneficial professional relationships with their students.
The San Jose experience is a unique chance for professionals to get involved with their industry’s next generation, and to make a difference in the future of its students, helping them to realize their dreams