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Located in south San Jose at 420 Calero Ave., San Jose, CA 95123, Calero is a small Alternative High School of Choice targeting students who have not found success at a large comprehensive high school. 
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 320 (both high school and Adult Transition Program) 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.

What makes Calero special?

  • Small learning environment – 200 high school 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 pm – 4:45 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?  Calero High School services 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who are down credits with no history of any violent or drug related offenses.
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?  Students attending Calero can participate on sports teams at their home school.
If you are interested in applying for your student to attend Calero, please complete a Calero application and submit it to the Registrar at Calero High School.  Calero applications and enrollment forms can be downloaded below or a copy can be obtained from the secretary in the principal’s office at your home school, or the Administration Office at Calero. 
**Still accepting applications.**
Please fill out Application and Enrollment Form that is located to the left.
 For more information contact:
Cyndie Meagher, our school's Registrar, at  or 408-347-7612.