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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes! Our school sites are available for enrollment and are free of charge to all students.

¡Sí! Nuestros sitios escolares están disponibles para la inscripción y son gratuitos para todos los estudiantes.

For getting to and from school each day, our school site offers free Clipper cards for taking VTA buses or light rail daily.
Para ir y venir de la escuela todos los días, nuestro sitio escolar ofrece tarjetas Clipper gratis para tomar los autobuses VTA o el tren ligero todos los días.

Our school offers a college preparatory curriculum. We have Advanced Placement courses in Spanish, English, Mathematics, Science, and the Arts. We also have elective courses with San Jose City College for students to earn college credit.

Nuestra escuela ofrece un plan de estudios preparatorio para la universidad. Tenemos cursos de colocación avanzada en español, inglés, matemáticas, ciencias y artes. También tenemos cursos electivos con San Jose City College para que los estudiantes obtengan créditos universitarios.

At TFHE’s high schools, 65% of our graduates go on to attend a four-year university and 85% of students attend a college or university post-graduation
TFHE was founded in 1981 through the vision of the late Dr. Roberto Cruz who sought to address the achievement gap for Latino students in underserved communities. TFHE originated in Oakland, California and has since then spread to San Jose, California where we have served by providing educational services and by supporting initiatives to empower our community. TFHE currently governs three public charter high schools in East San Jose
Although we currently occupy the former NHU building, TFHE is not the same as NHU. There are however many similarities and our founder, the late, Dr. Roberto Cruz who had the vision for improving the lives of Latino and Hispanic youth through education and initiatives, was the founder for both NHU and TFHE. His legacy will always live within the community and through the students and families.
Although TFHE was founded with the mission and goal of becoming the premier provider of English Language Learner instruction in California, we are a charter management organization operating public charter high schools that have an open-door policy for all levels of learners with no restriction based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or country of origin.

As we aim to address the achievement gap for Hispanic and Latino students, we also fundamentally believe that similar inequities exist for other groups of learners. Addressing those achievement gaps is just as important to the Foundation for Hispanic Education, and we, therefore, strive to raise the achievement of any student who walks through our doors.

Instruction is held Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM.

La instrucción se lleva a cabo de lunes a viernes de 8:30 am a 3:45 pm.

All students receive a Chromebook laptop, free brunch and lunch daily, access to college visits, and services from our community partners. 

Todos los estudiantes reciben una computadora portátil Chromebook, brunch y almuerzo gratis todos los días, acceso a visitas a universidades y servicios de nuestros socios comunitarios.

Each month, we have a Family Workshop, School Site Council Meetings, Second Harvest Food Distribution, and Cafecitos for parents. During summer, parents are also invited to attend free enrichment classes at our flagship site.

Cada mes, tenemos un taller familiar, reuniones del consejo escolar, distribución de alimentos Second Harvest y cafecitos para padres. Durante el verano, también se invita a los padres a asistir a clases de enriquecimiento gratuitas en nuestro sitio principal.