Our History


The History of Adult Education in San Jose

Historical records indicate that adult education has been servicing the residents of Californians for over 150 years and San Jose since the early 1870’s. This long history of service is indicative of the role that the program has played in the educational growth of our city.  Adult Education has grown and prospered over the decades meeting the ever changing need of our community with immigrant remediation, academic disciplines and career technical coursework.

In 1967 East Side Union High School District became one of four districts that formed the Metropolitan Adult Education Program (MAEP) consortium.  In January of 1987, the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) created its own separate education system and the East Side Union High School District Adult Education Program (ESAEP) began its independent operation in July of 1988.

Our Community/District

Today the East Side Adult Education Program (ESAEP) is an integral part of the city of San Jose and of the ESUHSD’s educational program. 

The population of the greater San Jose area has shown tremendous growth in the past fifty years. From a sleepy but bustling area of 95,000 during the early 1950’s, it has grown to exceed 1,800,000 industrious souls. The city of San Jose is currently the third largest city in California (behind Los Angeles and San Diego) with a population of 925,000 (January, 2003). It is the 11th largest city in the United States. The self-reported ethnic breakdown of the city is as follows: 36.0% White, 38.2% Hispanic, 26.6% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.3% African-American, and 3.9% Other.

The ESUHSD is a reflection of the city of San Jose. It has a diverse population of over 434,000 across a full spectrum of socio-economic strata. While the socio-economic groups are diverse, there remains a relatively large low-income population in the district. The ESUHSD is a district rich in cultural diversity. Over 75 separate ethnic groups are represented within its boundaries with over 80% of the population having a language other than English as its primary language. There are 56 native languages spoken by the residents of the East Side educational community and over 5,056 of its students are identified as limited English Language Learners (ELL). The ESAEP mirrors the district’s diversity, both demographically and socio-economically

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)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.