The San Jose Promise Program and Summer Bridge support
incoming students making the transition from high school to San Jose City
College. Summer Bridge provides an opportunity for students to begin the first
year of college by completing a college-level course during summer while
learning to navigate college life. Students continue their experience through
the San Jose Promise with a team of counselors, instructors, and peers to guide them beyond the first year of college, through transfer, and graduation.
Upon completion of the first year, students will know how to meet the
expectations of the quality and quantity of work required to successfully
Participants will be enrolled in one of four courses:
1. English 1A with Support (Reading 120 or Writing 120)
2. Statistics with support (Math 63+63X)
3. Pre-Calculus with support (Math 21+21X)
4. Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (Eth 27).
All courses are degree applicable (AA/AS) and count toward transfer (CSU/UC). All classes meet Monday through Thursday.
Free lunch will be provided daily to all students in the program.
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION (SI)
SI is an academic program that uses peer-assisted workshops. Students will learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together in a small group setting.
Study Café provides a space for students to work collectively and with the support of their academic instructors and SI leaders to complete homework or participate in workshops to support their academic achievement. Students will also have access to workshops that will allow them to develop skills including goal setting, identification of college facilities and resources, and the understanding of policies, resources, and programs.
Students will have access to counselors to assist them with course planning and major selection, as well as to access and navigate school resources and transfer opportunities.
EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER FIELD TRIPS
One a space available basis, students will have the opportunity to visit one colleges in the area (UCSC, Santa Clara Univeristy) and one tech company in the area (Google, PayPal).
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