School Info

Innovative & Tailored Learning Experience

Calero High School is a small Alternative High School of Choice targeting students who have not found success at a large comprehensive high school. Calero is located in south San Jose at 420 Calero Avenue. 

At Calero High School, we believe that ALL students should graduate prepared for college and careers in a global society. The educational program at Calero is focused on collaborative learning in both classroom and online environments to provide an innovative and tailored learning experience for students. Students will access all the courses required to both graduate and gain admission to universities. 

Calero's student population is small, serving 300 students, with access to a personal and supportive learning structure. Each student will have access to a personal computer and learn to use technology as a 21st century tool for learning, communicating, organizing, collaborating, and presenting. At Calero, we believe parents/guardians are an integral part of the educational process and promote both communication and partnerships between parents and staff. Calero will service students in grades 10-12.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Calero special?

  • Small learning environment – 300 students
  • Focus on preparing students for college and careers
  • Online courses providing both enrichment and credit recovery
  • Staff mentor for all 3 years
  • Tutorial/Enrichment activities every day from 3:45 – 5 pm
  • Each student will have access to a computing device
  • Access to a summer program
  • Tailored to the struggling student who did not find success in the traditional high school environment

What constitutes an eligible student? Any current 9th, 10th or 11th grader who is down credits who has not been expelled or arrested for a violent or drug related offense.

If I apply, am I guaranteed admission? We expect to receive more applications than available spots, therefore all applicants will be placed in an applicant pool and admissions will be granted based on a lottery.  

How much does it cost to attend? There are no additional costs to attend Calero High School.  

Will transportation be provided? Students are expected to find their own transportation to school. Calero is conveniently located close to both light rail and city bus transit.  

Can I attend Calero for a year and transfer back to my home school? We expect all enrolled students to complete their high school education at Calero.  

Will there be after school sports teams at Calero or can I participate at my home school for sports? Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, students attending Calero can participate on sports teams at their home school.  

How to Apply

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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.