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Center Adult School currently offers courses in English as a Second Language, Citizenship Preparation, High School Diploma Completion, GED Test Preparation, and Para-Educator Training. 


All classes are for students 18 years and older who can profit from instruction and are designed with flexible schedules and learning methods needed by busy adults. 


Class Schedule 


Registration is between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Center Adult School Office. An appointment for registration is highly recommended. Please call our office at 916-339-4685 or email us via the contact us page on our website.



ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)


Center Adult School offers English courses beginning through advanced levels for speakers of all non-English languages. Prior to attending class, students must attend testing. This takes approximately two hours and is scheduled at the time of registration. 


MORNING ESL MULTI-LEVEL CLASS

Monday – Friday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


EVENING ESL MULTI-LEVEL CLASS

Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION


This course is offered to adults interested in gaining U.S. citizenship. The program helps students prepare for the USCIS testing process. Co-enrollment in an ESL class is highly recommended. A CASAS reading score of 191 or higher is necessary to be enrolled in our Citizenship Preparation Program.


Enrollment for Citizenship Preparation is open twice per school year, August and December.


14 weeks

Monday and Wednesday

12:30 pm - 2:40 pm


HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST PREPARATION (HSE) (GED, HiSet)


The HSE Test Preparation Program provides students with assessment and preparation to assist in successfully passing a GED or HiSet test. Students will need to provide a transcript from their previous school(s) and attend an appointment with the school counselor before attending class.


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA


The High School Diploma Program is for students earning credits toward a high school diploma. To earn a high school diploma, students must complete, with passing grades, the required course of study. Students will need to provide a transcript from their previous school(s) and attend an appointment with the school counselor before attending class. Access to a computer, laptop or tablet and in internet connection is helpful, but not required.


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm



Credits Required for Graduation

English Language Arts

30

Math

10

Algebra 1

10

US History

10

World History

10

Government

5

Economics

5

Life Science

10

Physical Science

10

Fine Arts/Foreign Language/CTE

10

Electives

50

Total

160



PARA-EDUCATOR TRAINING


The Para-Educator Training Program prepares students for employment and effective work as entry-level para-educators or instructional assistants. Topics covered are the roles and responsibilities of a para-educator, workplace communication, job readiness and workplace soft skills, Mandated Reporter training, ESSA test preparation, resume and cover letter development, para-educator interviewing skills, and assistance applying for positions on EdJoin.


A CASAS reading score of 220 - 235 requires co-enrollment in our English as a Second Language (ESL) Program.


12 weeks

Monday and Wednesday

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm