Welcome to San Jose
San Jose Academy and High School provides a unique environment, which emphasizes high academic achievement using state of the art technology and innovative but proven educational methods. We prepare students to successfully compete in an increasingly competitive post-secondary environment and the global job market. In addition, our school offers a personal, safe and caring environment where we strive to meet our students' needs as individual learners.
In all classes, teachers implement an instructional framework which provides students with opportunities to learn in small groups with the teacher, collaborate with peers, and work independently.
Highlights of the academy curriculum include a focus on 'Learning to Think' strategies using Habits of Mind, 16 habits that successful "thinkers" employ, identified by researcher Art Costa and a blend of print and electronic curriculum resources, with technology integrated into every classroom.
Highlights of the high school curriculum include an entirely digital curriculum provided by Apex Learning. These dynamic online tools were created in 1997 by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Now, over 4,000 school districts are using these tools. With Apex Learning, students are encouraged to explore further and think critically. Apex provides students with a rich, in-depth learning experience using video, animation, audio, and interactivity to raise student achievement. Additionally, built-in assestments allow students to gauge their progress and move ahead at their own pace. San Jose High School also provides students with a college preparatory education and real world experience through its unique Professional Internship "work-study" program. The Professional Internship exposes the student to a "real-world" work environment that broadens their horizons and encourages them to set high goals for themselves.