adult school studentsOn Monday, over twenty faculty, staff, and administrators from Skyline College, South San Francisco Adult School, and Jefferson Adult School met to discuss the continued collaboration between the schools with a central focus on adult education students. As part of ACCEL (Adult-Education College and Career Educational Leadership) the three schools have already established two programs that offer contextualized English acquisition in the health and hospitality fields. These programs are held at the adult schools and facilitate adult school students’ transition into Skyline College and/or into careers.

The first portion of the meeting was primarily geared toward the maintenance and growth of the two existing programs while the second half of the meeting included breakout sessions to advance new ideas. Participants brainstormed ways to align the ESL curriculum across the three schools and discussed the creation of a STEM math program at the adult school sites.

The meeting highlighted the innovation between the adult schools and community college in the region and the continued work toward carving clear pathways for adult school learners to succeed.

For more information about ACCEL and its programs contact Stacy Nojima, transition coordinator,

Article by Stacy Nojima