SVAE Classes & Programs

Adult Basic Education
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Adult Basic Education

studentsRecognized by the California Department of Education as a Program of Excellence, SVAE's Adult Basic Education program offers adults a way to advance their reading, writing, and math skills to the high school level. If your goal is to proceed from this class to the high school forum class, then you can be working on elective and high school credits and apply them towards an SVAE high school diploma.

You can also proceed to a GED Preparation class. Students set their goals and the teacher prepares an individual learning plan for each student to support those goals. Computer-assisted learning, individual, small group, and whole class lessons are integrated into the curriculum as teachers engage with their students and facilitate successful student outcomes.

Classes are open entry. Enter at any time; subject to availability.

For dates and locations of courses, Contact Us.

Adult Secondary Education (High School Diploma)
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Adult Secondary Education (High School Diploma)

students The adult high school diploma program is open entry and self-paced. Classes meet morning, afternoon, and evening. Students earn credits in subjects according to their personalized program. Each individual program is developed by counselors based on transcripts from students’ previous schooling, work experience, military service, knowledge of a foreign language and other sources.

In high school diploma classes, students learn required skills and earn credits in social studies, English, science, mathematics (including Algebra), fine arts or foreign language and electives to complete the 190 credits required for graduation (see below). Preparation for the California High School Exams (CAHSEE) in English Language Arts and Mathematics can be incorporated into daily work or completed in separate sessions.

Graduation requirements - 190 credits
World History
U.S. History
U.S. Government
Biological Science
Physical Science
Fine Arts or Foreign Language
CAHSEE (Exit Exam)

For dates and locations of courses, Contact Us.

Career Technical Education

studentsSilicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) has career technical education (vocational) classes specifically designed for adults. Courses are provided to assist adults in developing new skills or updating their current skills for entry or re-entry into the workforce.

For Registration: Call 1-408-723-6450

Fees: $40 annual registration fee and class fees. There are no refunds given unless a class is filled or if a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

ESL Classes
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ESL Classes

studentsThese are English classes for non-native speakers. Lessons include skill-building in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation. Students learn English skills needed to obtain and maintain jobs, to participate in community activities and to use community resources.

English classes are offered in the morning and evening. Class levels range from Beginning/Low to Advanced, based on assessments of students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Sessions include group and individual, textbook and computer work. Textbooks and materials are provided.

For dates and locations of courses, Contact Us.

GED Preparation
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General Education Development (GED) Preparation

According to the American Council on Education, The GED was created in 1942 to support World War II soldiers, the GED Tests offered thousands of veterans a chance at assimilating back into civilian life and an opportunity to attend a college or university. First accepted as a high school equivalency credential in New York State, credentials are now awarded in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and insular areas, Canada and internationally. The GED credential-whether called a diploma, certificate, or degree-is the most widely accepted and respected high school equivalency credential.

At SVAE, we offer GED Assessment, Preparation Classes and Testing at our Hillsdale facility. The preparation classes prepare students to pass the four tests required to obtain the General Educational Development Certificate. Based on their assessment results, students follow an individualized course of study to review subject content and test taking skills. In addition, they will learn to use the scientific calculator required for math and complete simulated practice tests.

Classes are open entry. Enter at any time; subject to availability.

For dates and locations of courses, Contact Us.

Fees: $40 annual registration. There are no refunds given unless a class is filled or if a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Online Courses
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Online Courses

studentsWhile your goals can range from career development through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge to personal enrichment aimed at a hobby or fulfilling a passion, continual education is essential to all aspects of life. We provide the tools necessary for these pursuits - and to proclaim yourself a life-long learner!

To access our online classes, please click here

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Current students: Please direct questions about your lessons, quizzes, assignments, and other course materials to your instructor or course administrator. You can use the course discussion areas for this purpose.

If you have questions about accessing the online classroom, retrieving your lessons, changing your password, correcting your e-mail address, obtaining progress reports or completion letters, receiving an extension, or any other administrative tasks, visit our Help page.

New or potential students: If you have questions about course content, prerequisites, requirements, follow-ups, or instructors, you'll find the information you need by locating the courses that interest you. Click the course title to review the course details.

If you have questions about registering, paying for, or transferring in or out of a course, please address them to:

Silicon Valley Adult Education (MetroED)
Dorian Del Conte
760 Hillsdale Avenue, Room 1
San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA 95136
Phone: 1 (408) 723-6453
Fax: 1 (408) 445-8494