The San José California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) 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.

During 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.

San 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), GEAR-UP, 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.






An Academic Preparation Program of the California Student Aid Commission