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Campbell Adult & Community Education

Our Mission

The mission of Campbell Adult and Community Education is to advance our community’s economic workforce development and its quality of life goals by raising all forms of literacy and preparing adult learners for careers, college, and civic responsibility. 

The Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) began offering its own adult and community education programs in August 2010. Campbell Adult and Community Education, known as CACE, is an independent, separately funded program of the CUHSD serving the communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara and Saratoga, although CACE welcomes students from throughout the Bay Area. Classes are offered at 10 convenient, transit-accessible locations throughout these communities.
With the global hub of innovation and entrepreneurship as its backdrop, CACE has attracted the best in Silicon Valley faculty and volunteers, who bring real-world experience and industry contacts and expertise to the student experience. Students also enjoy access to the latest in education technology, and the CACE Career Center provides career counseling, placement services and other job-related and academic resources.

Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), CACE courses are custom-designed to provide adults of all ages and levels of experience with accessible and affordable education options. To accommodate work and family schedules, classes are offered during the day, as well as on evenings and weekends; alternative modes of instruction, including Independent Study (High School Diploma) and Distance Learning (ESL), support motivated students who cannot attend classes onsite.


Given the crisis in California school funding, all public money CACE receives is dedicated to job preparation, training and career development courses, specifically helping students finish high school, acquire English-language skills, gain citizenship, or build the competitive skills needed to find jobs, be more productive and strengthen the regional economy. Conversely, all of CACE’s community education and adult enrichment classes are supported by student fees.

In keeping with our mission, CACE collaborates with partners including the Campbell Union High School District, West Valley College, Mission Community College and local libraries to address the individual needs and goals of our students. We are always interested in adding new partners to our adult learning community. Please contact CACE Director Dr. Bob Harper more information on ways your institution or company can get involved.
Employer Programs
CACE connects with the business community to develop and offer employee-based classes at nominal fees. Courses include GED Test Preparation, Workplace ESL, and other programs based on specific employer needs. We also offer WorkKeys® job skills assessment and certification, a nationally recognized program that demonstrates to employers a student’s readiness for a wide range of jobs.
About the Campbell Union High School District
CACE is an independent, self-funded program of the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD). Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the CUHSD has served the community with distinction for more than 100 years. The District’s focus is on making education personal – acknowledging the individuality of each student, and preparing each for the unique future he or she will choose.

Under the leadership of District Superintendent Dr. Robert Bravo, CUHSD serves over 7,700 students at five campuses: Branham, Del Mar, Leigh, Prospect and Westmont High Schools. The District’s sixth site, Boynton High School, is an alternative school serving a variety of special needs in the community. Camden Community Day School is the newest site, focusing on at-risk youth.

For more information, please visit the CUHSD website at


CACE emphasizes courses in Adult Enrichment, Job Training, English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship, Basic Skills, High School Credit Completion and GED/HiSet Preparation. Through the CACE Career Center, students are supported with free academic and career counseling services, in addition to in-class goal-setting and individualized learning plans.

CACE offers open enrollment four times throughout the year. Class schedules are flexible, with day, evening, weekend and online options.

2014-15 Graduates 

High School Diploma


Alicen Albarren

Oscar Alvarado

Karla Arizaga

Adriana Avila-Puente

Tyson Balzer

Christorpher Blazek

Queenie Buenaluz

Sylvia Campos

Jesenia Chavarin

Adriana Cruz

Lester Dunaway

Mirella Pina Garcia

Cassandra Gonzalez

Justin Hawthorne

Soon Woo Jung

Erica Lewis

Kevin Lomeli

Alyson Lubrano

Brenda Marin

Luis Martin

Sergio Martinez

Lidia McBride

Miguel Mendez

Andrew Muett

Joseph Nieto

Roberto Ramos

Tiana Rios-Pequeño

Luis Jose Robles Diaz

Sergio Julian Rojas

Ezekial Rosario

Natasha Schriner

Matthew Skipworth

Samuel Urias

Sergio Valladolid

Jasmine Velasquez

Yazdon Waziri

Elizabeth Ybarra

Kendra Zimmerman


High School Equivalency

Debora Avalos

Christina Barrios

Cameron Behrens

Jamie Bridges

Karina Carrera

Isaiah Carrillo

Valerie Cavigliano

Adriana Covarrubias

Ilda Diaz

Nicolas Dill

Emma Garcia

Maria Gates

Bill Guisto

Fatima Gutierrez

Maria Hernandez

Marcos Huerta

Nathaly Jimenez

Aliya Klockemann

Soyeon Kim

Jessica Koon

Blanca Lazo

John Lazo

Jessenia Leung

Malyki Morrow

Jeffery Norris

Leobardo Otriz

Gayatri Palepu

Derkek Parada

Khatereh Parvizi

Martha Perez-Belardes

Gloria Roberston

Alma Rodriguez

Alejandra Rojas

James Rojas

Joe Ruelas

Maria Elena Salazar

Cythia Serrano

Samantha Soliday

Cesar Tabilangan

Rufina Talamantes

Michael Torres

Ashley Tyree

Maribel Vejar


New U.S. Citizens

Ande Aersasiam

Kee Fong Chiew

Robert Daniel

Farangis Djahanbakshi

Lynn Fasteen

Marcela Gutierrez

Sabah Khazindar

Bernice Lopez

Juan Lopez

Parvis Shahgashtasebi

Chizuho Young