CSU California Academic Partnership Program


San Benito High School

Contact Person:
Phil Clark
Director of Student Services
San Benito High School
1220 Monterey Street
Hollister, CA 95023
(831) 637-5831 ext. 115
Fax (831) 637-6524

Project Partners:
Gavilan Community College
CSU Monterey Bay
KCBA Channel 35-TV
Free Lance Daily Newspaper

CAPPCOM is a four year integrated program, in the San Benito School Communications Career Path that is tied to post-secondary degree programs.

The program will provide intensive language training for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and former LEP students, and Spanish immersion in parallel for native English speakers. The program is conducted two periods every day. Curricula will focus on speaking, literary analysis, expository composition, research techniques, including statistical analysis. All students will also participate in a reality based computer, mass communications and business practicum-an authentic assessment that is broadcast to 70,000 listeners and viewers.

At the 9th and 10th grades, accelerated English and Spanish will be integrated with business concepts, computers and media technology. With the assistance of our mentors, student teams will create products for local radio and TV stations. Upper level students will expand their knowledge of the telecommunications field through guidance from mentors and on-site internships.

This program will use technology in a variety of worksite and education settings. Classroom computers will have software packages in both English and Spanish, using computer training to also increase bilingual abilities. Students will learn how language skills, computers, and various types of software are used in industry. Students will also use radio broadcasting, voice recording, video and camera equipment, and other applicable technology on the worksites to increase language skills while gaining understanding of the industry. Worksites include a radio station, two television stations, a newspaper, Office of Emergency Services, and a marketing firm.


Content Contact:
CAPP Office
(562) 951-4780
Technical Contact:

Last Updated: January 10, 2005