The Opportunity Youth Academy offers students a blended learning
program of teacher-directed instruction and online credit accrual and
recovery options. The individualized support of teachers, counselors,
education navigators, community liaisons and access to the services of
SCCOE partners from community-based organizations is the hallmark of
this unique program. The focus is ensuring that students leave the
program with a high school diploma, and a path to postgraduation college
or career. The classes students complete satisfy admission requirements
for California public universities and military service.
Earn their high school diploma at their own pace
Attend an OYA program at sites in San Jose or Gilroy
Benefit from the academic services of credentialed teachers, counselors and support staff
Are eligible for workforce training and employment opportunities
Each student meets with an OYA teacher and Education Navigator to develop an Individual Learning Plan.
The OYA Community Liaison begins the registration process into the program, guides the student to the nearest OYA site, and encourages and motivates students as they become familiarized with the program.
The OYA Counselor reviews school transcripts with the student to identify graduation requirements and set credit accrual goals.
The OYA Education Navigator provides supports by identifying barriers to the student’s progress and securing needed resources, including help with housing, transportation, child care, and employment training.
The OYA Teacher works one-on-one with students and provides small group instruction as students progress through their high school curriculum.
Who should apply?
Potential OYA Students:
want to return to school and complete their diploma
want to identify and explore possible college or career paths
are not currently enrolled in school
are between the ages of 16 and 24
Ready to Learn • Ready to Work • Ready to Live
The OYA is a member of the Santa Clara County Opportunity Youth Partnership.