education

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 17.6 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

Pre-GED

Pre-GED preparation consists of individual, whole group, or small group instruction. Students work at their own pace to prepare for moving forward into the GED Test Preparation class. All content areas of Science, Social Studies, Math, Reading and Writing will be covered. The level of learning is between 6-8 grades.

If you are between the ages of 17-30, you are eligible for support services that are provided by ConXión which include case management, daily snacks, bus pass, and employment assistance.

Escuela Popular

Escuela Popular is a family learning 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 continued 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.

Computer-based English as a Second Language

ConXión offers instruction in 12 different languages. With assistance from a trained facilitator, students can complete the curriculum at their own pace to achieve the required level of proficiency. Participants ages 16 and up will learn the language skills needed to obtain and retain employment. Both morning and evening classes are available.

Energy Education & Management

ConXión is a proud CBO Ambassador partner with Energy Upgrade California. Our participation has provided new and exciting opportunities for a lot of our local community affiliates. We have been able to reach our senior communities where cost of living continues to rise and income stays the same. Our youth have also been able to use this information to be more energy conscience when using resources in our facility.

As a partner with Runyon Saltzman Einhorn and the Center for Sustainable Energy in generating awareness for Energy Upgrade California and its initiatives ConXión has been welcomed by the community to present to a much needed community of various languages and cultures.

The support for these grassroots outreach has been a welcoming part of the services we provide. We are able to share what impact they can have on our goals for California’s Green House Gas reductions. Changing the way people think about consumption of energy in California at this level is empowering groups and families alike. Our grant funds are making a difference in our community. We hope to continue this important work for years to come.