Rudy Rodriguez, Board President; Dr. John Porter, Superintendent; Manuel Herrera, Board Member; Chris Funk, Superintendent, Eastside Union High School District; Henry Yong, President, Evergreen Valley College; Mohammad Qayoumi, President, San Jose State University

The College Connection Academy program provides a supported, seamless pathway from seventh grade into college, with special emphasis on at-risk students who are historically under-represented in the high school graduate/college going population. Starting with the summer before their entry into seventh grade, College Connection Academy students are part of a small community of learners, with handpicked staff dedicated to ongoing monitoring and adjusting of the program to meet student needs.