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April 02, 2007

Grant will help students pass the CAHSEE

Gavilan College has received a grant of $269,000 from the Chancellors Office of the California Community Colleges to help non-passing Class of 2006 high school students prepare for and pass the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam. The Gavilan College district is a region with relatively high non-passing rates on the CAHSEE exam. Over 1500 students of the Class of 2006 in Gavilan's district did not pass the exit exam and the overall no-pass rate in the district is roughly 35% (compared to the statewide rate of 9%). In some of the nine area high schools it exceeds 60%.

The Gavilan College district includes San Jose south of Bernal Road, Morgan Hill, San Martin, gilroy, Aromas, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Tres Pinos and Paicines. Research indicates that the non-passing students are overwhelmingly and disproportionately economically disadvantaged, Hispanic, and English Language Learners.

Through the grant, Gavilan College will provide a CAHSEE remediation program that combines a comprehensive non-credit basic skills curriculum with assessment, individualized educational planning and focused learning support. Local high school districts will partner with the Gavilan College Community Development and Grants Management office to identify and contact eligible students.

To register and for more information call (408) 848-4847.

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