Community College

** Updated 10/2/12 **
Community College Access for Current SHS Students
SHS students may be concurrently enrolled at a local community college during the school year. Students must be 16 years or a junior in order to take courses at community colleges. Students must have a concurrent enrollment form signed by your counselor. For more information regarding concurrent enrollment at West Valley, click here. For more information regarding concurrent enrollment at De Anza, click here.
Community College Information for Graduating Seniors
It’s not too early to start thinking about registering for the best community college program of your choice this fall. There are many fantastic schools in the area, and one might be more suited to you depending on what you are looking for. Interested in fire science or hospitality management? Mission College could be for you! Want to transfer to UCLA? West Valley and Foothill College have Honors programs that will help you transfer!

It is important to research prospective schools and make sure you are prepared to start school in the fall. All colleges have a process to follow:

While it may sound like a daunting process, all community colleges have outreach programs to help you understand what you need to do. Many host open houses and some may even be willing to come to Saratoga to complete registration and placement exams. Use the information below as a starting point to plan for your future. Please see your guidance counselor if you have any further questions.

De Anza College

Student Open House

Registration Information
Students planning to enroll at De Anza in the fall should use the summer application which will be available online starting March 1st. For more specific information, please see your guidance counselor.

Coordinator: Rob Mieso @ 408.864.8835
Outreach Student Ambassador: 408.864.8327
Office: 408.864.8327 or [email protected]

Foothill College
Registration information can be found here:

[email protected]
Outreach Office @ 650-949-7100 or [email protected]

Evergreen Valley College

Registration Information
Outreach Website

Outreach Specialist: Ingrid Rottman @ 408.270. 6408 or [email protected]

Mission College

Registration Information * Get involved with STEP (Summer Transition Entrance Program)

Coordinator: Betty Inoue @ 408.855.5585 or [email protected]

West Valley College

Parents and Student Information Night
No current information
Registration Information
Go to beginning April 1st to complete an online application. Sign up for orientation. (See your counselor for orientation dates.)

Placement Exams 
For more info go to

Coordinator: Joe McDevitt
Office: 408.741.2672 or [email protected]