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Education Options/Resources

Camp Campbell/SVCTEC (Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center) 

SVCTE (Silicon Valley Career Techincal Education Center)
Offers our students courses in many industry sectors where 11th and 12th grade students can learn technical skills in areas such as Automotive, Baking/Catering, Probation, Fire Science and Heating and Air Conditioning. Students are enrolled in SVCTE for a semester or an entire school year. They attend half days at Boynton and half days on the SVCTE campus.

Alternative School Options

CACE- Campbell Adult and Community Education 

CACE website

West San Jose/Campbell: CACE- Campbell Center, 1224 Del Mar Ave., 408-626-3402

Students need to meet with the Guidance Counselor at Boynton first. If a student is under 18, parent permission is required to enroll at CACE for the GED or High School Diploma program. 

The Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency Programs at CACE prepare students to take the HISET tests.  These classes help students gain the knowledge and test taking skills needed to pass the five tests (Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Math, Science).  The curriculum includes both textbook and computer-based resources. Differentiated instruction includes: one-on-one, group, and whole class.  

California High School Proficiency Exam

CHSPE website

You can earn the legal equivalent of a high school diploma by passing the CHSPE.
Minors who have a Certificate of Proficiency must also have verified parent/guardian permission to stop attending school.You may take the CHSPE only if, on the test date, you:

  • are at least 16 years old, or
  • have been enrolled in the tenth grade for one academic year or longer, or
  • will complete one academic year of enrollment in the tenth grade at the end of the semester during which the next regular administration will be conducted. (Regular administrations are the fall and spring administration each school year.)


San Jose Conservation Corps (408) 283-7171 

San Jose Conservation Corp website
At least 17 ½ (no age limit)
HS Diploma students welcome
Eligible to work in the US
At least 12th grade 

San Jose Job Corps Center
Job Corps provides youth with the chance to learn a trade and get a high school diploma or GED, and offers youth help in getting a job. 
Be 16 to 24 years of age, U.S. Citizen or legal resident, and meet income requirements.
3485 East Hills Drive San Jose, CA 95127 (408) 254-5627

If you have any questions contact Janel Holguin at [email protected] or 408-626-3404