Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) believes in improving public education by empowering students with the programs and resources they need to prepare for college and career success. We believe that with the proper guidance and placement into A-G courses, more students throughout Silicon Valley (especially those attending schools in underserved neighborhoods) will be capable of completing a college education.
SVEF works with all 32 Santa Clara County school districts, delivering essential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs and resources to prepare students for high school and college success. Stepping Up to Algebra (SUTA) is a year-round program that helps ensure incoming eighth students are ready to succeed in the important course of Algebra. Past year studies of SUTA student graduates show double-digit growth in math proficiency in post-course test results. Stepping Up to Science, a new summer program, provides incoming ninth grade students with the extra science education they need to successfully complete their first A-G science course in grade nine during the school year.
By working directly with students in the classrooms, hosting college visits as well as college information nights for parents and students, SVEF aims to improve student focus, performance and enrollment in post-secondary education.
Continuing your education after high school is one of the best decisions you will ever make. It will open more doors for you, you are more likely to receive a higher salary, and you may have better opportunities and choices in life. Learn more about how to begin preparing for college. Even if you’re a seventh or eighth grade student today, it’s not too early to get started now.
Prepare for college by exploring the wealth of resources available here. Students from seventh through twelfth grade will find valuable tools to get on the road to college.
Find the courses high school students are required to take for entrance to the University of California and the California State University campuses.
Learn how our STEM education programs are preparing students for success in math and science and raising their aspirations to go to college.
If you are a student at Yerba Buena or Andrew Hill High School, you may be eligible for the Meadows Neighborhood Scholarship. Learn more about this opportunity.