Serving the community for the past 19 years

Cal-SOAP has been a well established community resource since October of 2003. We are a partner to our schools, families, and communities within the SBHSD, ASJUSD, GUSD, and MHUSD.

What we stand for

Morgan Hill Unified School District

  • Ann Sobrato High School

  • Britton Middle School

  • Central High School

  • Jackson Academy of Math & Music

  • Live Oak High School

  • Martin Murphy Middle School

  • P.A. Walsh Elementary

  • San Martin/Gwinn Environmental Science Academy

Gilroy Unified School District

  • Ascension Solorsano Middle School

  • Brownell Middle School

  • Christopher High School

  • Gilroy High School

  • El Roble Elementary

  • Eliot Elementary

  • Luigi Aprea Elementary

  • Mt. Madonna High School

  • Rod Kelley Elementary

  • Rucker Elementary

  • Rebekah Children’s Services

  • South Valley Middle School

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District

  • Anzar High School

San Benito High School District

  • San Benito High School

Cal-SOAP History

The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) was established by the state legislature in 1978. Today, Cal-SOAP is instrumental in improving the flow of information about postsecondary education and financial aid while raising the achievement levels of low-income, elementary, and secondary school students or geographic regions with documented low-eligibility or college participation rates, and who are first in their families to attend college. Each project specializes in serving students within its community, the types of programs and services may differ. However, the projects share the common goal of improving the flow of information about postsecondary education and financial aid while raising the achievement levels of targeted students.

The Cal-SOAP program is administered by the California Student Aid Commission, with individual projects applying each year for continued state funding. Cal-SOAP has extensive intersegmental participation. Current Cal-SOAP projects include Central Coast (Santa Maria), Central Valley (San Joaquin), East Bay/Solano (Oakland, Richmond and Solano County), Inland Empire (through CSU San Bernardino), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Merced, Northcoast (Eureka), Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego/Imperial, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, South County Gilroy, and South San Joaquin.

Contact Us


290 I.O.O. F. Avenue Gilroy, CA 95020

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