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Adult Schools

California adult schools have been around for 100 years and have helped transform lives and local economies. Unfortunately, they are often a “best kept secret,” making it difficult for those who could benefit from their programs to find out about them. However, adult schools have formed partnerships with workforce investment boards, community-based organizations and employer organizations, working together to achieve mutual goals.

N&R Publications uses professional journalists to tell the stories of real people who have benefited from their experience with adult schools and their partners. The stories will be shared by both the schools and their partners, extending their reach.

Torrance Adult School

Published Apr 2024

Digital Stories

TAS continues to embrace traditional and non-traditional as well as technology-mediated approaches to learning. TAS's educational programs are of high academic quality. They are accessible, affordable, sustainable, and market relevant. Programs such as Parent Education, Older Adults, and Community Interests, are nearly self-sustaining offering a plethora of courses that consistently seek to remain current. English as a Second Language (ESL), Career Education, and Adult Literacy & High School Education programs. All courses are designed to develop communications skills, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity, all of which are needed to enhance personal, academic, and career success.

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Castro Valley Adult & Career Education

Published Feb 2024

Digital Stories

Castro Valley Adult & Career Education educates and prepares adults to train for new careers, continue their education, and pursue lifelong learning in a safe, supportive environment. Programs include High School Diploma/GED, English as a Second Language, Career Education, Parent Education and Adults with Disabilities. CVACE also offers a wide variety of Community Interest classes, such as computers, music, cooking and fitness and health.

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Poway Adult School

Published Jan 2024

Digital Stories

Poway Adult School is one of almost 300 adult schools in California that are operated by K-12 school districts. California Adult Schools provide education, training, and support services to ensure that adult learners reach their education and workforce goals.

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East Region Adult Education

Published Oct 2023

Digital Stories

East Region Adult Education is a consortium of schools that have been the No. 1 adult education providers in San Diego’s East County since 1946. At four main campuses and more than 100 sites, the consortium members offer classes and programs in English as a Second Language, medical and other technical careers, as well as Basic, Secondary and Lifelong Education.

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Huntington Beach Adult School

Published Oct 2023

Digital Stories

Huntington Beach Adult School promotes lifelong learning by providing 21st-century educational programs and preparing students for success in postsecondary education, the workforce, and the community.

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East Region Adult Education

Published Jul 2023

Videos

East Region Adult Education is a consortium of schools that have been the No. 1 adult education providers in San Diego’s East County since 1946. At four main campuses and more than 100 sites, the consortium offers classes and programs in English as a Second Language, medical and other technical careers, as well as Basic, Secondary and Lifelong Education. The results: life-changing.

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State Center Adult Education Consortium

Published Jun 2022

Publications

¡La educación de adultos te llevará a donde quieres estar! El State Center Adult Education Consortium y sus escuelas miembros le muestran las posibilidades.

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State Center Adult Education Consortium

Published Jun 2022

Publications

Adult education will get you where you want to be! The State Center Adult Education Consortium and its member schools show you the possibilities.

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ADVANCE

Published Mar 2022

Publications

Founded five years ago in South Lake Tahoe, ADVANCE is an educational collaborative like no other. It provides competency-based programs that are modified for every individual’s needs by partnering with local nonprofits, organizations and public agencies to address all obstacles a person might be facing, whether it be childcare, food insecurity, housing, health care or other concerns. This holistic case management—recognizing the needs of individuals outside of the classroom—sets them up for more long-term success.

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Mt. SAC Regional Consortium for Adult Education

Published Oct 2021

Publications

Mt. SAC Regional Consortium for Adult Education helps adult learners find success through its member schools.

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Riverside ABOUT STUDENTS Regional Consortium for Adult Education

Published Sep 2021

Videos

Riverside County's future depends on skilled workers. Where will they come from? Riverside ABOUT STUDENTS Regional Consortium for Adult Education leads the way to better careers and quality of life.

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Sacramento County Office of Education

Published Sep 2021

Publications

To meet today's challenges, the California Adult Education Program has developed seven statewide priorities for administrators, faculty and staff: equity, leadership, distance learning, program development, program evaluation, marketing and learner transition. Together these priorities will help focus adult educators on better serving students and preparing them for high-paying jobs, new careers or college. This publication highlights campuses that are already implementing these priorities and staff give concrete examples of what works.

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Sequoias Adult Education Consortium

Published Jun 2021

Publications

Grow your potential! Sequoias Adult Education Consortium is here to help. Inspirational stories of student success show how adult education makes a life-changing difference.

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Sequoias Adult Education Consortium

Published Jun 2021

Publications

¡Haz crecer tu potencial! El Consorcio de Educación para Adultos de Sequoias está aquí para ayudar. Historias inspiradoras sobre el éxito de los estudiantes muestran cómo la educación de adultos marca una diferencia que cambia la vida.

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Sequoias Adult Education Consortium

Published Jun 2021

Videos

Grow your potential! Sequoias Adult Education Consortium is here to help. Inspirational stories of student success show how adult education makes a life-changing difference.

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Kern Community College District

Published May 2021

Publications

Kern Community College District showcases career pathways for Kern County students. Bakersfield College edition.

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Kern Community College District

Published May 2021

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Kern Community College District showcases career pathways for Kern County high school students. Cerro Coso Community College edition.

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Kern Community College District

Published May 2021

Publications

Kern Community College District showcases career pathways for Kern County high school students. Porterville College edition.

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Riverside ABOUT STUDENTS Regional Consortium for Adult Education

Published Apr 2021

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Riverside County's future depends on skilled workers. Where will they come from? Riverside ABOUT STUDENTS Regional consortium for Adult Education leads the way to better careers and quality of life.

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Los Angeles area adult education

Published Dec 2020

Publications

Adult education has a rich 150-year history in the greater Los Angeles Area. Learn how these low- and no-cost programs are life-changing for individual Californians and their families, but may also be the economic engine for the entire state.

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Bay Area adult education

Published Dec 2020

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Adult education has a rich 150-year history in the Bay Area. Learn how these low- and no-cost programs are life-changing for individual Californians and their families, but may also be the economic engine for the entire state.

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Sacramento Area Adult Education

Published Dec 2020

Publications

Adult education has a rich 150-year history in the greater Sacramento region. Learn how these low- and no-cost programs are life-changing for individual Californians and their families, but may also be the economic engine for the entire state.

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Butte-Glenn Adult Education Consortium

Published Jul 2020

Publications

Whether it’s earning your high school diploma, starting a new career or advancing the career you’re already in, Butte-Glenn Adult Education Consortium offers easily accessible programs at a lower cost and quicker turnaround than other colleges and universities.

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Los Rios College Federation of Teachers

Published May 2019

Publications

The Los Rios College Federation of Teachers cares deeply about faculty, but it is equally committed to ensuring students have everything they need -- both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Los Angeles Unified School District

Published May 2019

Publications

The quickest path to achieving your personal and career goals is through the Division of Adult and Career Education. / Historias de adultos que aprendieron inglés y avanzaron en sus carreras.

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Southern Alameda County Consortium for Adult Education

Published Dec 2018

Publications

Getting an education doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming — not with help from the Southern Alameda County Consortium (SACC) for Adult Education! Getting an education through SACC is the first step to a well-paid career and better life for any student and their family — learn more in this publication, and enroll today!

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Kern County AEBG Consortium

Published Sep 2018

Publications

For adults to be successful in today’s workforce, they will need education. The easiest place for them to get it is at local adult schools and community colleges. Thanks to California’s Adult Education Block Grant, adult schools and community colleges in the Kern County area are working more closely to align programs to meet workforce needs. This work is being facilitated by the Kern AEBG Consortium, which is comprised of several local school districts and the Kern Community College District.

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Santa Monica Adult Education

Published Apr 2018

Publications

Santa Monica Regional Consortium for Adult Education helps adults achieve their carer and academic goals with life-improving classes.

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Far North Career Pathways

Published Mar 2018

Publications

Students can find their passion and get a convenient, affordable, education at a local community college. Future success is closer, and easier, than you think.

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California Community Colleges

Published Mar 2018

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The Greater Sacramento Region of California Community Colleges offers students a pathway to success, no matter who they are! Read more about how your local community college can fit into your lifestyle, no matter if you're a recent high school graduate, a lifelong learner, or don't yet have your GED or high school diploma. The start to your future could be just around the corner!

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Northern Alameda Adult Education Collective

Published Nov 2017

Publications

Northern Alameda Adult Education Collective helps people pursue more well-paid careers, higher education and brighter possibilities. How can they help you?

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Sonoma County Adult Education Consortium

Published Sep 2017

Publications

Ya sea que sueñe con tener una carrera por la cual se sienta apasionado(a), ayudar a sus hijos con la tarea de la escuela, o busca tener una educación de preparatoria, los miembros del Consorcio de Educación para Adultos del Condado de Sonoma pueden ayudarle a alcanzar sus metas. ¡Siga los siguientes pasos para comenzar!

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Sonoma County Adult Education Consortium

Published Aug 2017

Publications

Whether you dream of launching a career you're passionate about, helping your children with their schoolwork or pursuing a high school education, the members of the Sonoma County Adult Education Consortium can help you get there!

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Contra Costa County Adult Education Consortium

Published Jul 2017

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Adult education offers a path to advancing your education and career. Your route will depend on what knowledge you need, the programs available in your area, and where you want to go. Find out how the Contra Costa County Adult Education Consortium is helping adult learners get where they want to go.

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Sacramento City College

Published Jul 2017

Publications

At Sacramento City College, there is a place for anyone. Whether you are a freshman just starting your college career, a professional looking to update your skill set or an entrepreneur who wants to do your own accounting, Sacramento City College can help you achieve your goals. As the community college celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2016, it continues its legacy of serving a diverse student body. Students are at the heart of the work of Sacramento City College — come discover what it has to offer!

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Sierra College

Published May 2016

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Sierra College is a vital part of Placer County and our region. If you don’t happen to be a student at the community college (there are currently 20,000), you probably know somebody who is or was at one time. The college is celebrating its 80th anniversary! Discover the school's history and what makes the college innovative, as well as its vision for the future. Whether it’s an adult who needs to brush up on Excel skills, a senior who wants to take a yoga class, or a returning veteran in need of career planning, Sierra College is here for us all.

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Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium

Published Mar 2016

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The passage of AB 86 on July 1, 2013, brought changes to adult education in California. The law provided two-year planning and implementation grants to regional consortia of community college districts and school districts for the purpose of developing regional plans to better serve the educational needs of adults. The Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium's work presents an exciting opportunity for expanding the collaboration between existing adult schools based in K-12 districts and local community colleges — providing more ways for adult learners to be successful!

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South Bay Adult Education Consortium

Published Apr 2015

Publications

Adult education leads to more engaged citizens and a more vibrant community. Read on for stories of student success and to learn more about educational opportunities offered by members of the South Bay Adult Education Consortium.

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Orange County Adult Schools

Published Mar 2014

Publications

Education is the key to a better job and a better life. Adult schools in Orange County provide English language courses, GED preparation and career skills that allow people to improve their quality of life.

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Hacienda La Puente Adult School & Rowland Adult and Community Education

Published Nov 2013

Publications

You are never too old to get an education. But that is no reason to continue to wait. Whether you want to gain U.S. citizenship, get your GED, learn English or a foreign language, or even improve your golf swing, Hacienda La Puente Adult School and Rowland Adult and Community Education have what you are looking for. Visit our websites for a full list of the courses offered, or call one of our offices for more information.

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Alameda & Contra Costa County Adult Education

Published Apr 2013

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Adult education grows the economy. Adult schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties provide an opportunity for adults to improve their lives through an education.

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Sacramento Area Adult Education

Published Jan 2013

Publications

Education powers success. Sacramento Area Adult Schools offer adults the opportunity to learn new job skills, improve their English or earn a GED or high school diploma.

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