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International Student Program

Program Overview
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The East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD), established in 1950, serves over 24,000 students in grades 9-12 at eleven comprehensive high schools, seven alternative education sites, seven child development centers and seven independent charter schools.  The District offers a robust Career Technical Education program through its Magnet Programs, CA Partnership Academies, and an ROP JPA.  The Adult Education Program serves an additional 8,100 students.  The District has the seventh largest high school student enrollment in the State and the largest in Northern California. 
Located in the city of San Jose, Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley), the District encompasses 180 square miles, which geographically parallels approximately 14 miles of the east foothills of the valley.  The East Side community has a population of over 574,502 rich in racial and cultural diversity.  
Program Goals
To provide educational enrichment, to promote a better understanding between American students and students of other countries.  International students expectations to meet and exceed the District academic classes.  East Side Union High School District Valedictorians students graduate our high schools to attend the following Universities like UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UC Santa Barbara and many more .
What Makes East Side a Great Location?
Silicon Valley – East Side is located within miles of the latest technology and America’s most influential high technology economic sector
East Side has a strong demographic international base and multicultural environment that values diversity
East Side has a strong and diverse academic offering for international students 
International Student Program Schools
In addition to our College Prep Program, the District also has special academic programs at the following sites:
Andrew Hill - International Baccalaureate Program
Independence - Finance, and Teaching Academies 
James Lick - New Tech Program
Mt. Pleasant - Math, Engineering, Science Academies
Oak Grove - Hospitality and Tourism Academies 
Piedmont Hills - Entrepreneurship, Computer Aided Drafting Design, Carpentry
Santa Teresa - Multimedia Program 
Silver Creek - Business Program
W.C. Overfelt - Electronics Academy
Yerba Buena - Engineering Program

Application Fee and Tuition
Application Fee - $150
Full Academic Year (2 semesters/10 months) - $19,684
One Semester (5 months) - $10,842
Student Application Form I-20 for School year 2021-22 should be completed and submitted to Nadia Davis, District Designated School Official (DSO).
For Fall (August - May) Full Academic Year Admission: Application deadline is May 15
For Spring (January - May) Admission: Application deadline is November 15
International Student Program Office Hours
Walk-in office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  You may call our office anytime and leave a message.  We will return calls within 24 hours. 
How to Get Started
Please complete the Student Application Form I-20
Please make sure to review and complete all forms listed on the Forms Page.
If you need assistance please contact Nadia Davis at (408) 347-5002 or by e-mail at