EDUCATION

GED Test Preparation

Classes are provided onsite in partnership with East Side Union High School District’s Independent Adult School targeting youth who have dropped out of school, are at-risk of dropping out, or extremely short on high school credits. A credential teacher from the District instructs morning and afternoon classes to prepare students to pass a series of GED tests leading to a high school equivalency certificate. ConXión offers a structured, educational program for youth who reside within the East Side Union High School District. The class consists of individual, whole group, or small group instruction. Computer-based instruction will also be available for enhancing the learning program. All students will work within their own pace. You must be 17 years of age or older to attend.If you are between the ages of 17-30, you may be eligible for support services which are provided by ConXion which include case management, daily snacks, bus pass, and employment assistance. However, the GED class is open to all ages. Class hours: Monday – Friday 12:20- 3:30 PM

Escuela Popular

Escuela popular is a family earning center that serves Pre K-12 children and adults who are seeking a high school diploma. Lidia Reguerin, an educator of over 50 years of experience founded Escuela Popular. This community based grassroots school to address the growing need for English classes in east San Jose and has been providing educational services since 1986. Within the first year of operation, the demand for learning grew rapidly and Escuela Popular continues to expand in number of students, classes and services. In the 23 years of service, Escuela Popular has sustained itself and continued to grow from the support of its student body. For more information (Click Here!).

College Entrance Assistance

Helping our youth plan and prepare for college or career school.

Many students and parents feel anxious about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to guide them through the application, ConXión invites parents and youth to attend a workshop on FAFSA. Our skilled staff will guide you through the application process informing you of required documentation, and then help you apply.

Workshops are held once a month from January to June.

Parent Engagement

Engaging parents in their children’s school life is a promising protective factor. Research shows that parent engagement in schools is closely linked to better student behavior, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills. Parent engagement also makes it more likely that children and adolescents will avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as sexual risk behaviors and tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. Through our Family Interactive Math program, together parent(s) and student review and learn math concepts. This program builds confidence in both the parent and student in their math ability. Math is a common subject where both parent and student generally have difficulty.

Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA)

  • High school diploma completion
  • Youth ages 16-24 who have been out of school at least 3 months
  • Blended program of teachers directed instruction and online credit accrual and recovery options
  • Youth schedule academic “drop-ins” to monitor diploma completion status
  • Graduation Ceremonies complete with cap and gown