We're glad you've chosen our school to further your education!
This webpage has information and resources for students in our ESL, Adult Diploma and GED, Career Advancement and Preschool Parent Education Programs. These programs receive State and/or Federal funding which allows us to bring them to you at a free or reduced cost.
- ESL Orientation
- Adult High School Diploma Orientation
- Career Advancement Orientation
- Parent Education Handbook
- Chromebook Loaner Program
Adult High School Diploma Orientation
Career Advancement Orientation
Parent Education Handbook
Chromebook Loaner Program
The High School Diploma/GED Program has a scholarship fund that can help you offset the costs of being an Adult School student based on need. With a simple application, we can help you with the cost of such things as public transportation, the fees for taking GED tests, or support the cost of a course at the community college if it fulfills subject area credits needed for the Adult Diploma. Our goal is to promote your success as an adult student by reducing as many barriers as possible that could potentially hinder progress toward your identified goals. We also have scholarships that we award at graduation to help students transition to their next endeavor.
The Scholarship Fund is supported annually through fundraising efforts every spring in March, where we celebrate the concept of ‘Pi in your life’ (translated numerically as 3.14 or π) with school wide activities that raise money for our scholarship fund. In addition, our very generous partner--Cupertino Rotary--raise money to directly sustain our students through their annual scholarship fund donations.
Specific information for scholarships can be discussed with our Transition Counselor, but feel free to call or stop in the office to receive assistance in making that appointment.
- Career Exploration
- College Exploration
- Academic Support
- Interview/Resume Resources
- Job Resources
- Local Community Colleges
- Local Library Resources
- New Immigrant Resources
- College and Career Advising
- Calworks Program
- California Career Center: CalCC is focused on resources for students but also contains resources for counselors, parents, teachers.
- California Career Zone: Explore job families, get pay scales and find out which job is best for your personality type!
- Nevada Workforce Development site: This link contains multiple ways to assess your personality for different careers!
- Truity.com: This is a FREE version of a career interest survey that helps students identify their skills and interests in terms of career pathways.
- WHODOYOUWANT2B: Career exploration and job information.
- AdmitHub: Free expert College Admissions Advice
- College Board: This websites allows you to search for colleges, look up specific scholarships, and learn about the college fit.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid: This is the application for FAFSA. To be considered for federal student aid for the start of the award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), starting on Oct of the previous year. Please consult FAFSA website for actual dates for each academic year. However, colleges may have individual deadlines.
- National Association For College Admission Counseling: The National Association for College Admission Counseling has a ton of resources for students.
- SCHOLARSHIPS: Search for scholarships
- CODE ACADEMY: Learn to code interactively - FOR FREE!
- Concordia College: SQ4R - Study Method
- Education Portal: Video lessons in Math, Science, English, History
- Google Scholar : Google Scholar is a free, accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
- Hood Math
- Khan Academy: Can help with more than just math, but it is a good resource to support students with their math needs.
- Learning Toolbox: Cornell Notes - note taking skills
- Math Forum: Math Help
- Word Reference: Language References
- About Resumes: Free Resources for Writing a Resume with Samples and Templates
- HELPGUIDE: MORE Interview Techniques
- Monster: Resume Types by Industry / Career Help
- Monster - Interview Techniques: Rules for interviews!
- NOVA resume tips: NOVA - Job Search guide
- CalJobs - EDD: Search Engine for Jobs
- Career One Stop - US Dept of Labor: Job Search and Exploration
- CAREERJOBS: Job resources for career positions
- CRAIGSLIST: Local Job Search Resource
- Department of Rehabilitation: The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is an employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities.
- EDJOIN: Jobs in the education sector. Searchable by city and county.
- INDEED: Search by job type and city. Post your resume for potential employers.
- Job placement help: Are you looking for tips, strategies, and information to assist you with your job-search activities? Take a look at NOVA's newest job-search resource — MyPlan — which has been designed to complement NOVA's workshops and career-advising services. Our team of developers is continuing to improve upon NOVA's great, new online tool.
- JOBCORPS: Education and training resource for 18-24 yr olds who are legal residents and meet low-income criteria.
- NOVA job listings: Current Job Board
- SNAGAJOB: Searchable database of temporary and permanent jobs
- Work-2-Future: Each work2future One-Stop Center offers a full range of job search services that help jump-start a job search, all at no cost to the job seeker.
- ZipRecruiter and ZipRecruiter Salary Calculator
Local Community Colleges
- Career Technical Education programs - Santa Clara Couty
- De Anza College: Located in Cupertino.
- Evergreen College: Community College in San Jose!
- Foothill College: Community College in Los Altos and Sunnyvale!
- Mission College: Located in Santa Clara, CA
- San Jose City College: Community College in San Jose!
- West Valley College: Located in Saratoga
Local Library Resources
- Articles and Information of ALL KINDS: Research a range of subjects on-line, from the comfort of your home. Some websites may require you to be physically in the library when using them! MUST BE A MEMBER OF LIBRARY!
- Free Museum Passes: Log in with your Library Account to find out where you can go for free! MUST BE A MEMBER OF SUNNYVALE PUBLIC LIBRARY!
- Mango - Language resource: Learn a NEW language! MUST BE A MEMBER OF LIBRARY!
- Santa Clara Library - Research Tools: Research Databases available by subject. All are FREE with Library account, and some require presence in the library to use!
- Sunnyvale Public Library - FREE: LYNDA - free site to learn almost anything - MUST BE A MEMBER OF LIBRARY!
- Sunnyvale Public Library - FREE: Learning Express - Practice tests and tutorials for many standardized tests. MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE LIBRARY
New Immigrant Resources
- ACLU - Website for a variety of human rights issues: Know your rights for a variety of issues. Material available in Spanish as well.
- Genral Information and Support - 211: 211 Santa Clara County, a program of United Way Bay Area (formerly United Way Silicon Valley), is the dialing code for free, non-emergency community, health and disaster information in Santa Clara County. Callers receive personalized information and referrals from a live, highly-trained Call Specialist who can answer questions about a variety of nonprofit services and agencies. 211 is confidential, available in over 170 languages and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Information about whether or not is is safe to apply for Healthcare: Since the 2016 presidential election, questions have arisen about whether it is safe for families to apply for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces, Medicaid, and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) if they include members who are not authorized to be in the U.S. Some individuals and families have even decided not to seek health care because they fear that their immigration status might be discovered or shared with immigration enforcement agents.
- Know Your Rights - Immigration and Civil Rights Info: Immigration handout about what to do in various circumstances. Published by ACLU, CAIR, and Asian Law Caucus
- Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America: Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America" MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
- New Immigrant Information: ImmigrantInfo.org is a collaborative project, sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (SCC OIR) and the South Bay Consortium of Adult Education (SBCAE). This unique partnership is creating new connections between immigration/citizenship service providers and the adult education providers that are helping newcomers through access to English, literacy, life skills, vocational training, employment assistance and a path to higher education. Working together, these partners can lead immigrants and their families to achieve higher levels of civic participation, financial security and social comfort.
- United We Dream - Resources for undocumented and DACAmented persons!: United We Dream provides tools and resources for its affiliates and supporters, to help with your advocacy and direct service work!
College and Career Advising
Want to know more about college and career? Our Transition Support Services are designed to help you pursue your academic and career goals. Students who are enrolled in our ASE program are eligible for transition services.
Our Counselors will help you accomplish the following:
- set goals and identify next steps;
- create an individualized college and career plan;
- apply to college;
- become familiar with college resources;
- acquire and expand job skills;
- develop a resume; and
- use community resources to meet job goals
Sign up for a Saturday class. Most of the following classes are offered quarterly:
- Setting and Achieving Goals
- Enroll in College
- Resume and Cover Letter Tune-Up
- Interviewing Techniques
For more information contact our College Transition Counselor Desirie Torres, at email@example.com or 408-522-2719.
CalWORKs is a program that helps eligible families become self-supporting through temporary cash aid and assistance in finding and keeping a job (CWES). Visit our CalWORKs site for more information.
It is California’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program and provides a number of services, including cash aid, child care, and job search guidance. CalWORKs clients can also attend adult education to improve their English, gain basic skills, and earn their diploma.
For more information, please call Gil Seegmiller, CalWORKS rep at (408) 423-3540.