Career Services

Career Services Program



East Side Union High School District’s Career Services Program provides students with  exciting and unique educational opportunities as offered through a rich array of college and career readiness pathways.   These pathways allow students to pursue their post high school career interests while receiving the latest industry practices in their chosen field.  Pathway approaches include partnership academies, Linked Learning, Career-Technical Education,  and magnet programs.  Pathways are supported through staff collaboration and professional development, systems support and leadership, and robust industry and community partnerships.  



The California Partnership Academies

This model is a three-year program (grades ten-twelve) structured as a school-within-a-school. Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships. The California Partnership Academies are smaller learning communities with a career theme. Academy components include rigorous academics and career technical education, with a career focus, a committed team of teachers, and active business and postsecondary partnerships.


Linked Learning Pathway

Linked Learning Pathways are organized around four basic principles: (1) rigorous academics that prepare students for success in California’s community colleges and universities, as well as in apprenticeships and other postsecondary programs; (2) career-based learning in the classroom that delivers concrete knowledge and skills through a cluster of three or more courses, emphasizing the practical application of academic learning and preparing students for high-skill, high-wage employment; (3) work-based learning in real-world workplaces via job shadowing, apprenticeships, internships, and professional skill-building opportunities; (4) personalized support services that include counseling and supplemental instruction in reading, writing, and math to help students master the rigorous academic and professional skills necessary for success in college and career.



Project Lead the Way

Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through its K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. For teachers, PLTW offers engaging, rigorous professional development and provides tools to empower students and transform the classroom into a collaboration space where content comes to life. PLTW curricular programs include PLTW Launch, PLTW Gateway, PLTW Engineering, PLTW Biomedical Science, and PLTW Computer Science.



New Technology Network

New Tech Network (NTN) is a non-profit organization that helps students gain the knowledge and deeper learning skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow. NTN works nationwide with schools, districts, and communities to provide services and support that enable schools to fundamentally re-imagine teaching and learning through the use of project-based learning, use of smart technology, course integration and collaborative learning technology, and the development of a school culture that promotes trust, respect, and responsibility.


Career-Technical Education

A program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.


Career Pathways Trust

The East Side Alliance Consortium CPT targets students on the east side of San Jose to build a K-16 articulated approach for strengthening career technical education and increasing postsecondary enrollment and success. With a focus on infrastructure developers that undergird the economic development and employment in Silicon Valley, the consortium targets four industry sectors with high skill, high wage career opportunities: Transportation, Construction, Education, and Information Technology. The consortium includes three LEAs, three community colleges, one Workforce Investment Board, and twenty-five industry and community partners who have agreed on common goals for the initiative. The top priorities of the consortium are the development of a formal dual enrollment program between high schools and colleges and the expansion of work-based learning experiences for students. 2,100 students will participate in this initiative.


Strategic Approach

  • Develop of high quality linked learning pathways that include challenging academic and technical content
  • Pathway collaboration with feeder districts and schools facilitated by the East Side Alliance
  • Creation of dynamic teams of teachers, professionals, and community members to ensure optimal support for students
  • Cultivation and expansion of working partnership with industry and community to inform and guide student career choices
  • Increasing and intensive use of technology throughout all pathways
  • Postsecondary collaboration and development of dual credit courses that will accelerate student access to obtaining college credits and high school credits together


Pathways and Consortium Schools

Independence High School and Evergreen Valley College

W.C. Overfelt High School, Andrew P. Hill High School and San Jose City College Early Childhood Education
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    Independence High School and San Jose City College Childhood Education

   Piedmont Hills High School

      Oak Grove High School

      Mt. Pleasant High School

      Independence High School

      Independence High School

      Silver Creek High School

      Yerba Buena High School

 Andrew P. Hill High School

      James Lick High School

Sylvandale Middle School, W.C. Overfelt High School, Andrew P. Hill High School, Santa Teresa High School and San Jose City College Web Development

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

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