CSU California Academic Partnership Program

Seamless Transition Project
Tennyson High School

The Seamless Transition Project

Contact Person:
James Zarillo, Chair
Department of Teacher Education
CSU East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-7439
Fax (510) 885-4632

Project Partners:
CSU East Bay
Chabot Community College
Rhom and Haas

Project Director(s):
Stephen Neill
(510) 293-8591 ext. 26

The Seamless Transition Project is a cooperative effort among Tennyson High School (Hayward, CA), the Hayward Unified School District, California State University-East Bay, Chabot Community College, Rohm and Haas (a chemical manufacturing business), and Students in Business (a nonprofit organization). The Seamless Transition Project will improve the academic readiness and motivation of students at Tennyson High School, 45% of whom live below the poverty line. The goal of the project is to increase the number of Tennyson students who are admitted to four-year colleges.

The project will have both curricular and support components. The curricular focus will be in two areas: (1) problem solving in mathematics and (2) essay writing. 100 students each year will take part in project activities, most notably revised courses that require students to solve mathematical problems and write essays in real-world situations related to a variety of careers. The support component includes tutoring by former Tennyson students now enrolled at Cal State East Bay and mentoring by members of local businesses. Students participating in the Project will enroll in a special college preparation course while their parents will participate in a parent education program.


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

Last Updated: February 02, 2005