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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
In 1985, the California Department of Education (CDE) established the California Distinguished Schools Program
In 2022, the California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Program is being utilized by California in place of the California DS Program. Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, state law has suspended the reporting of state and local indicators on the 2020 and 2021 California School Dashboard (Dashboard).
Pivotal Practice Award Program Winners
On April 26, 2022 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the winners of the newly created 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award Program. It celebrates schools and districts that implemented an innovative practice during the 2020–21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 727 schools and 121 school districts are being honored for their demonstrated efforts to support students in four target areas: Student Engagement; Distribution of Technology; Nutrition Services; Social Emotional Well-Being. Below is a list of the Santa Clara County Schools & Districts award recipients.
Sherman Oaks Elementary
East Side Union High
Evergreen Valley High
Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy
Rocketship Academy Brilliant Minds
Rocketship Alma Academy
Rocketship Discovery Prep
Rocketship Los Suenos Academy
Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary
Rocketship Rising Stars
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
For a complete list of awardees across the state visit: 2022 CAPP SCHOOL Awardees and
2022 CAPP School DISTRICT Awardees.
Santa Clara County
CA Distinguished School Awardees 2021
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District
KIPP Heartwood Academy
Morrill Middle School
Joaquin Miller Middle
Sam H. Lawson Middle
East Side Union High
KIPP San Jose Collegiate
Franklin-McKinley School District
College Connection Academy
Fremont Union High
Monta Vista High
Milpitas Unified School District
Rancho Milpitas Middle
University Preparatory Academy Charter