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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.

Funding

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 bharper@cuhsd.org 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 www.cuhsd.org.

Why CACE?

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.