Special Academic Programs
The AFFIRM (Academic Force for Inspiration, Retention and Matriculation) Program’s philosophy is that the classroom experience must be rewarding to students, and that they should be exposed to and/or involved in a variety of specialized learning strategies in supportive learning environments. The major focus of the AFFIRM Program is to assist students to develop positive self-images as successful college students while providing them with the opportunity to acquire a solid foundation of basic skills in a supportive environment.
The ASPIRE (Asian/Pacific Islander Resources for Excellence) Program is designed to enhance the academic and personal success of Asian/Pacific Islander students, utilizing the commitment
and skills of faculty, staff, and mentors. The program welcomes all students who may benefit from the nurturing services that this program offers.
The Distance Education Program at Evergreen Valley College offers a variety of college credit courses for students interested in learning on an independent basis. The program includes both Telecourses and Online courses.
The Enlace Program is designed to help Latino/a students succeed.
The goals of Enlace are:
- To enable Latino/a students to successfully complete the Enlace English, Math, Science, and Guidance courses.
- To increase the number of Latino/a students who graduate with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.
- To increase the number of Latino/a students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
The foster and kinship care education Program (FKCE) provides training for kinship caregivers. Kinship caregivers are those who care for and parent foster youth. In collaboration with many community based organizations, the FKCE Program ensures that kinship caregivers have the tools and training nec-essary to successfully parent foster youth. The FKCE Program works together with the County of Santa Clara to ensure that all licensing requirements are met.
274-7900 Ext. 6566
The Evergreen Valley College Honors Program serves high achieving students in all majors and interests on our campus by:
- Offering a list of designated Honors Courses each semester.
- Allowing Honors Credit for other academic courses by way of individual class contracts with the instructor, which must be approved.
- Awarding of yearly scholarships to active Honors students.
- Providing specialized counseling.
- Providing priority registration privileges which allow active, qualified Honors students to register early.
- Acknowledging Honors work both on student’s transcripts
and at Graduation.
- Inviting all Honors students to participate in campus events, and to use the Honors office for homework, meetings, and other gatherings.
EVC (408) 274-7900 Ext.6079 or 6205 and
SM (408) 937-2559
OASSSIS is the outcome of a partnership between our college and Somos Mayfair, a non-profit organization that serves families in the East San Jose Mayfair community. Somos Mayfair’s mission is to support families to be healthy and resilient; to build a vibrant community; and to contribute to the larger people’s movement for justice. Evergreen Valley College proactively provides specialized outreach to the families in this community, through informational sessions, classes and workshops at their local sites. Staff has been assigned to the Somos Mayfair offices to be available for the community.
Building Future Leaders and Strengthening Communities Through Service
Service-Learning connects academic instruction with community service through reflection and critical analysis. At EVC service experiences are carefully designed so as to enhance the learning objectives of each class, meet real community needs, encourage cross-cultural awareness and promote civic responsibility.
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District’s Workforce initiative network (Win) Program is an umbrella for several programs, including: AmeriCorps, CalWORKs, Foster and Kinship Care Education Program, the Independent Living Program, and Keys to Success.