San José California Student Opportunity and Access Program
is one of 16 statewide projects funded by the California Student
Aid Commission (CSAC), which
aims to increase student success and accessibility to higher education
by coordinating and implementing comprehensive academic preparation
and motivational support programs for low-income and first-generation
college-going families in Santa Clara County.
the 2010-2011 Academic Year, San José Cal-SOAP will operate
in ten schools in Alum
Rock Union Elementary School District, East
Side Union High School District, and San
Jose Unified School District. The district sites include two
middle schools, and seven high schools. Links to the district
and school web sites have been provided where available.
José Cal-SOAP operates as a program affiliate of the Educational
Partnership Center (EPC) at
the University of California - Santa Cruz (UCSC).
EPC is the contact for K-12 schools, community colleges, businesses,
and community-based organizations interested in creating partnerships
with UCSC. In addition to Cal-SOAP, EPC houses many other programs
which include the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP),
Transfer Partnerships Program (TPP),
and Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA
) to name a few. In conjunction with these programs, San José
Cal-SOAP strives to increase student success and their accessibility
to higher education.