Program Information

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Overview

Classes at Silver Creek Academy feature guided instruction and individual support that will build a strong academic foundation that students will benefit from for a lifetime. Teachers do not simply hand out worksheets for students to complete independently like other programs. The curriculum is standards-based and individualized to challenge every student at their specific level. Student’s work will be assessed each week, to continually monitor the student’s progress. Parents may set up meetings with teachers at any time to further discuss student performance.

Silver Creek Academy is located in the Canyon Creek Plaza next to The Creek Restaurant and the Vet Hospital, at 5619 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose, 95138. Classes are 55 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. All of the class materials will be provided.

We are an approved academic institution through Ocean Grove District for home schooled students.

Teachers

Silver Creek Academy teachers are some of the very best educators in the Bay Area! All lead teachers are credentialed, experts in grade level standards, and highly experienced. Teachers are always happy to answer all questions before or after class time, as well as meet with parents outside of class to discuss student progress.

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Courses at Silver Creek Academy are year-round and the material is always new. You must register online or in person to reserve a spot in any academic program. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. You may register online with a credit card or echeck, or in person with a credit card, check, or cash. A 10% discount on subsequent siblings will be applied when registered during the same session. The sibling discount will be applied to the child’s tuition with the lesser value. If you have enrolled in a course and decide to cancel before the start date, there is a $150 cancellation fee. If the course has started, there are no refunds or credits. Once enrolled in the program, payment occurs by the session. Courses offered and instructors for classes are subject to change.

Hours of Operations

2020 Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday: 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Tuition

Pay per session:

7 - Week Course Tuition: $245

8 - Week Course Tuition: $280

12 - Week Course Tuition: $420

13 - Week Course Tuition: $455

Refunds

  • No refunds will be issued once courses have begun.
  • No refunds or credits for missed classes.
  • A $150 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations prior to the start of a camp or course.
    *Any credit balances on account must be used within one year of original transaction.

Individual Tutoring

Does your child need support in a specific subject or academic area? Individual tutoring lessons are available at Silver Creek Academy. Expert teachers will work with students one-to-one, in specific areas, to greatly improve their academic abilities. An individualized academic plan will be created for each child and progress will be monitored and communicated to parents.

Tuition: $85 Per Hour
Two Students $115 Per Hour

*Please note that tutoring clients who secure their enrollment for 13/14 week sessions have first priority with scheduling prior to any other requests. Please call to set up an appointment with an expert teacher: 408-839-5905

 

Competitive Debate Program At Silver Creek Academy

Silver Creek Academy is pleased to offer a competitive speech and debate team. Students will be able to exercise their public speaking skills in an environment that supports inter-school competition. Any interested student in grades 6 and above is eligible to participate in the team. For more information about our competitive debate team please email FunLearning@mac.com or call 408-839-5905.

SAT, HSPT, ISEE/SSAT Preparation And Essay Writing For School Applications

Our Test Prep Courses Ranked #1 By "Parent Press" and "Bay Area Parent" Magazines!

Silver Creek Academy offers an established and proven program dedicated to fully preparing students for the HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, and the SAT college entrance exams. Acceptance into private schools and college is highly competitive. These preparation programs focus entirely on equipping students with the tools they need in order to achieve exceptional scores on the exams. This program features a 6 to 1 ratio and differentiated instruction taught by an expert teacher. The curriculum is designed to meet each student’s individual needs.

All test prep courses are designed to:

  •   Improve student’s chances of acceptance into schools
  •   Strengthen test-taking skills
  •   Increase English comprehension skills
  •   Advance mathematic proficiency
  •   Improve vocabulary
  •   Take part in practice sections of the exam

Tuition: SAT, HSPT, SSAT/ISEE Prep Courses: $600 all materials included.

HSPT PREP COURSE DATES:

*SUMMER SESSION
Saturday 7/11/20 - 8/29/20
9:00am - 11:00am
11:00am - 1:00pm

*FALL SESSION
Friday 9/4/20 - 10/23/20
3:45pm - 5:45pm
Saturday 9/5/20 - 10/24/20
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sunday 9/6/20 - 10/25/20
1:00pm - 3:00pm

*WINTER SESSION
Friday 10/30/20 - 12/18/20
3:45pm - 5:45pm
Saturday 10/31/20 - 12/19/20
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sunday 11/1/20 - 12/20/20
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Practice Exams for the HSPT Test:

As the saying goes, "Practice makes perfect." Register and take the practice HSPT Test here at Silver Creek Academy and give your child one more resource to excel on the path to high school. By taking a complete practice test in a timed and proctored situation, students can experience the high-pressure environment and better understand how to manage their time and achieve their highest possible score. The practice test will be graded, and correct answers and feedback from an expert teacher will be provided.

Upcoming Practice Test Dates:
TBD

HSPT One-Day Intensive Review Workshop:

The HSPT One-Day, three-hour Intensive Review is designed to further prepare students for the rigorous private high school placement test. During the one-day workshop, students will have an opportunity to work on test subjects and questions that they may need additional help with, as well as practice strategies that can help boost their confidence and score. The tuition for the HSPT One-Day, three-hour review is $45 for students who have taken the HSPT Preparation Course at Silver Creek Academy, and $150 for new students.
Upcoming HSPT Intensive Review Dates:
TBD

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Essay Workshops for Private High School and College Admission:

In the Essay Writing for School Applications Workshop, students will become better equipped to write about themselves in a way that showcases their strengths. The primary focus of this three-hour course is for students to create well-written essays to be used in applications for private schools and colleges. Students will write in a small-group setting that allows for individualized attention from expert teachers, with the goal of ultimately improving their chances of being accepted into the schools of their choice. They will focus on adding voice, style, and creativity into their writing to help their essays stand out above all the rest.

"Dear Silver Creek Academy,
This is in reference to the High School admissions results that came out this weekend. I wanted to share the good news that I got into my top two choices of schools- Archbishop Mitty and Notre Dame High School.
I want to thank you for all your help in preparing me for the HSPT test and for the high school essays. I did really well on the test and my scores were all on the high ranges across. Once again thank you so much for all your efforts. This would not have ever been possible without your help."-Nikita

"Dear Silver Creek Academy,
I wanted to thank you all for your help with writing all of my college essays- I wouldn’t have been able to make it through application season without you 🙂 I decided to SIR to UCSB this morning and I just wanted to let you guys know! Thanks once again for all the love and support I received from my Silver Creek Academy family." -Simi

"Dear Silver Creek Academy,
I wanted to thank SCA for all the HSPT Prep courses available that I was able to benefit from in the last several months. I applied to three high schools, VCHS, Mitty and Notre Dame, and I was accepted to all three. Two of the three schools have commented on how high my test scores are and I have been given the opportunity to enroll in Honors classes my Freshmen year. I began my HSPT journey last summer, taking the 8-week HSPT Summer course. During the school year, I took a few HSPT Practice Exams, the Essay Writing Workshop, and just before my HSPT test day, the 3-hour, one day, Intensive Review class. I firmly believe that SCA exposed me to the test material and test-taking tips that helped me to succeed on test day and the writing revisions for my six application essays. Thank you Ms. Jenna, Annette and Reem!!" -Marilyn Damey

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Silver Creek Academy Off-Site Courses

Our off-site courses offer the same academic programs as those held at Silver Creek Academy.

JFS Elementary School

Public Speaking and Debate Grades 3 - 6
Monday 2:15 - 3:15
Teacher: Kris McDonald           
Room: C-3

Fall Session 9/9/19 - 11/18/19
Winter Session 12/2/19 - 3/2/20
Spring Session 3/9/20 - 6/1/20

Writing Workshop Grades 3 - 6
Wednesday 2:15 - 3:15
Teacher: Jennifer Zhang and Kris McDonald
Room: C-3

Fall Session 9/11/19 - 12/4/19
Winter Session 12/11/19 - 3/11/20
Spring Session 3/18/20 - 6/3/20

Silver Oak Elementary School

Writing Workshop Grades 3 - 6
Thursday 12:35 - 1:35
Teachers: Shelley Swircek, Kris McDonald, and Jennifer Zhang
Room: D-17

Fall Session 9/12/19 - 12/5/19
Winter Session 12/12/19 - 3/19/20
Spring Session 3/26/20 - 6/4/20

Matsumoto Elementary School

Public Speaking and Debate Grades 3 - 6
Monday 2:10 - 3:10
Teacher: Jacquelyn Calderon
Room: 21

Fall Session 9/9/19 - 11/18/19
Winter Session 12/2/19 - 3/2/20
Spring Session 3/9/20 - 6/1/20

Writing Workshop Grades 3 - 6
Wednesday 2:10 - 3:10
Teacher: Jacquelyn Calderon, Paul Brewer, and Katelyn Nebesnick
Room: 21

Fall Session 9/11/19 - 12/4/19
Winter Session 12/11/19 - 3/11/20
Spring Session 3/18/20 - 6/3/20

Carolyn Clark Elementary School

Writing Workshop Grades 3 - 6
Thursday 12:50 - 1:50
Teacher: Jacquelyn Calderon and Katelyn Nebesnick
Room: A100

Fall Session 9/12/19 - 12/5/19
Winter Session 12/12/19 - 3/19/20
Spring Session 3/26/20 - 6/4/20

Evergreen Elementary School

Public Speaking Grades and Debate Grades 3 - 6
Friday 2:35 - 3:35
Teacher: Velma Gonzales
Room: 4

Fall Session 9/13/19 - 11/22/19
Winter Session 12/6/19 - 3/13/20
Spring Session 3/20/20 - 6/5/20

Upcoming Contests and Competitions

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