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Adelante Program



Adelante Program:

The ADELANTE Program is a success-oriented program  focusing on academic achievement, transfer, cultural awareness, and personal growth.  Adelante classes emphasize verbal, written, and critical thinking skills essential to college success.  Classes accentuate the Latino experience within the context of the course subject, and most classes offer credits that are transferable to the UC and CSU systems. 

*In order to join the Adelante Program you must first attend an orientation session and a follow-up intake meeting

Students who join the program:

  • Are eligible to enroll in Adelante classes,
  • Receive follow-up from Latino Center counselors and other Center staff,
  • Participate in classes with a large Latino enrollment,
  • Join a Latino network,
  • Become eligible for specially designated scholarships,
  • Are placed on the Latino Center mailing list.

Adelante students are expected to:

  • Maintain continuous SMC enrollment,
  • Maintain a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA or higher by the end of their first complete Adelante semester,
  • Meet with a Latino Center counselor twice each semester (once a semester if a continuing Adelante student with a cumulative GPA above a 2.0),
  • Follow the recommendations and referrals of Adelante and Latino Center faculty,
  • Attend one of the Adelante workshops each semester. 

Program Staff 

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              Maria Martinez                                   Janet Tercero                               Jaazer Webster
      Adelante Program Leader       
           Student Services Assistant                Student Services Assistant    
                   Counselor                                     Counselor                             Math Instructional Assistant
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Patti del Valle                                       Cristina Garcia,                            Dr. Paul Jimenez                                     
Counselor                                       Career Counselor                                 Counselor                           
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Rosa Martinez,                                                   Osbaldo Nieves,