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Practices with Promise Success Story

Submitted By: Jessica Wilder, New Haven Adult School

The SACC (Southern Alameda County Consortium)

  • Type of Practice: Seamless Transitions
  • Targeted Population: English Language Learners
  • Program Area(s): English as a Second Language & Citizenship , English as a Second Language & Citizenship
  • Consortia Involved:
    Southern Alameda County Consortium (Ohlone CCD): Fremont Unified School District, New Haven Unified School District, Newark Unified School District, Ohlone Community College District

The Challenge

Adult school students are often intimidated by going to college. They are not sure what to expect and may not have other skills that will be required such as computer skills.

The Solution

A 5 week ESL Bridge class was created to help students successfully transition to Ohlone College. They were able to take the course on an adult school campus. They were supported by their adult school teachers.
25 students enrolled in the Bridge class.


Students were inspired. 100% of the students said they expected to take classes at Ohlone with 85% stating that they would take these courses within the next two semesters.

The Data

Students from the Bridge class are attending Ohlone College.

Supporting Information

SACC ESL Bridge Class Presentation

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