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Curriculum

San Jose’s curriculum and program are designed to ease students from a traditional school environment into a learning environment that includes digital instruction, one-on-one learning and mentoring. All San Jose courses are aligned to State Standards include instructional modules, practice and application activities, embedded assessment, and formal assessment. Our students enjoy lessons and activities that provide interactive learning, rich media, opportunities for collaborative learning, and non-graded self assessments. San Jose’s extensive use of online curriculum is based on today’s students’ preference for using computers for work and fun – and research indicates technology is an integral part of learning.

While digital curriculum provides the basis of learning for core courses, a blended model is used overall. Students receive direct instruction, work individually and in small groups with certified teachers to discuss course content, remediate and relearn difficult concepts, and review/revise written work. This blended model allows students to work on individualized pathways through required courses and not miss any instructional time while participating in the Professional Internship Program.

The rigor of the academic portion of a San Jose education prepares students to pass the Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science portions of the state assessments on the first attempt.

Individualized Learning

Do outdated teaching tools and methods sometimes leave you bored and disinterested? San Jose uses the Edgenuity Academic Curriculum. Edgenuity provides our teachers and students with many online advantages and acts as a supplemental tool of instruction to help all students reach their full potential in passing all state-wide exams on the first attempt. Edgenuity crafts ILP's or Individualized Learning Plans for each and every student. These ILP's are designed to push the students to proficiency. If a student is already at proficiency for their grade level, the ILP pushes those students beyond proficiency. This allows us to have constant progress monitoring of each and every student along their educational journey.