Top 10 Reasons to Choose TFHE!

Since our founding in 1981, The Foundation for Hispanic Education (TFHE) grew from a two-room building in Oakland, California, to an 11-acre campus in East San Jose. We are now three free public charter high schools in East San Jose proudly providing quality education to over 1000 students. While our name signifies our focus on Latino students, we serve any and ALL public high school students who seek a bright future. Here are 10 ways we capably graduate leaders at our three tuition-free public high schools:

1. Our San Jose campus features a three-story, 67,000 square foot learning facility with 31 classrooms.  We also love our hands-on Abby Sobrato Center for College Success, a two-story, 21,000 square foot building with 14 classrooms and a Student Den. Last but far from least, we offer a 1.3 acre athletic field.
TFHE campus and Sobrato Hall East
3. Our three tuition-free public high schools serve grades 9-12 in unique ways:

Latino College Prep Academy (LCPA) enables underserved high school English Language Learners to become biliterate in English, Spanish, math, and science. These skills ensure successful, complete requirements for a high school diploma and post-secondary educational opportunities for every student.  

With an emphasis on visual and performing arts, digital media and culturally sustaining teaching environments, Luis Valdez Learning Academy (LVLA) graduates empowered young adults who are poised, confident and articulate leaders. Our focus on the Spanish language, for both native speakers and learners, enables students to use their education, biliteracy and life experiences to create positive change.

Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy (RCLA) empowers students to become community leaders and socially conscious educators. RCLA implements a rigorous Teacher Academy that integrates technology, real-world projects, community values, biliteracy, and an environment that promotes personalized learning where students have access to post-secondary educational opportunities.

TFHE and female athletes

4. Our three public charter schools together serve 1050 students and we are home to eight sports teams. We have a 92% graduation rate and 65% of our students are admitted to four-year colleges. 
5. One third of our students achieve the Seal of Biliteracy! The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes students who attain proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
6. College and career readiness is a huge focus for us.The Abby Sobrato Center for College Success (ASCCS) provides students hands-on services in:
  • college exploration including research, in & out of state college visits, alumni panels, and more
  • career exploration including mentoring, work-site field trips, research, and more
  • college application assistance 
  • financial aid application assistance 
  • 1:1 tutoring 
7. Our Social-Emotional and Academic Services (SEAS) collaborative in partnership with the Santa Clara County (SCC) Department of Health promotes each student’s self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship development, and responsible decision-making skills. We help build the skills for students to self-advocate for their academic success, personal mental health, and well-being...for life! 
8. With three vibrant high schools serving over 1000 students, cohesion is always top of mind. We established the Department of Teaching & Learning to further our academic program goals like instructional decision and use of data to positively impact our classrooms.  We oversee targeted, collaborative professional development, so every high-quality teacher can ensure that our mission, vision, and instructional approaches are meaningful, inclusive of best practices and cohesive across our high schools.

TFHE campus and students in atrium

9. We are leaders in the education of English Language Learners (ELL) and the development of specialized training for teachers of ELL.  We create, maintain and continually build on our teacher training programs to specifically support underachieving ELL students. 
10. The Foundation for Hispanic Education envisions a world in which all ELL students learn in an environment that addresses their educational needs, supports cultural awareness, emphasizes their abilities, and provides them with a path to lifelong success.

About TFHE

The Foundation for Hispanic Education envisions a world in which all English Language Learning high school students have the opportunity to learn in an environment that addresses their educational needs, supports cultural awareness, emphasizes their abilities, and provides a path to success. We are committed to identifying, understanding, and addressing the Latino education achievement gap through innovation and collaboration.  TFHE continually funds and provides resources to support regional initiatives that are innovating and tackling some of the most pressing educational issues facing underrepresented communities. Enroll tuition-free at our three charter high schools today!