Through the Academic Coaches, students receive both intensive
and general academic, college, and career advising services such
as, study skills enhancement, course planning, and college awareness
Academic Coaches meet regularly with intensive students from their
San Jose Cal-SOAP academic and college advising services are delivered
through two models; 1) grade-level strategies and 2) the College-Going
Grade-level strategies are designed to provide specific targeted
services to Cal-SOAP students who have been identified as intensive.
The goals of the grade-level strategies are:
To identify and determine Cal-SOAP students’ eligibility
for postsecondary opportunities;
Encourage those students to successfully complete their eligibility
requirements by customizing services to ensure their specific
needs are met; and
Offer students and their family information and intensive support
services with the college-going process.
Cal-SOAP administrative staff work with the school site administration
to identify classes with the greatest need for in-class tutoring.
The function of the in-class tutor is essential in raising academic
achievement and accelerating learning of students. In-class tutors
are responsible for keeping students on task, role modeling appropriate
behavior, and tracking student progress. Academic Tutors are graduate
and undergraduate students from our higher education partner institutions
and receive training on these and other topics throughout the
Tutoring is available in many of our middle and high school sites.
After-school tutoring has a variety of skill building activities
involving basic math and literacy skill, preparation for college
entrance and other standardized tests and learning strategies.
The main goal in providing students with academic support is to
raise achievement levels and increase college eligibility rates.
COLLEGE AWARENESS WORKSHOPS
Workshops are offered for students and parents that increase the
availability of information related to college. We have two categories
of these workshops, pre-college information dissemination and
motivational activities. The first category includes workshops
on financial aid and college preparedness, and activities for
older students that promote college awareness such as college
tours, student panels, college fairs and career workshops. The
second category involves motivational activities such as I’m
Going to College and College: Making It Happen, set up to promote
the early understanding of college.
Throughout the academic year San José Cal-SOAP takes students
to colleges and universities to expose students to a college campus,
interact with college students and to see themselves as future
college students. As part of the full experience, students receive
a college campus tour, an admissions presentation, an open discussion
with a college student panel and the opportunity to have lunch
at the campus.
are some of the campuses we have visited: