About Promise Academy

PROMISE ACADEMY‚Äč exists to create personalized, world-class educational experiences that prepare all students to reach their potential and to change the world. We must ensure that college acceptance, support, and persistence becomes a reality for all!

Currently too many students in downtown San Jose are not being prepared for college and beyond. In fact, only 45% of students that graduate are eligible for colleges and universities. For Latino and African American students the percentages are worse with only approx. 30% of students graduating eligible for college [based on 2015 CDE data].


  • All students can learn at a high level
  • Students learn differently and at a different pace
  • Students should have choices in what they learn and how they learn it
  • Family & cultural diversity should be celebrated!

Goals for Students

  • 100% A-G College Readiness
  • 100% Acceptance to 4 Year College or
  • 100% College Completion
  • Develop the Skills, Empathy, and
    Agency needed to Change the World!