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Director's Message

 The Salinas Adult School
Director’s message

August 2023

Welcome to Salinas Adult School!

Salinas Adult School offers classes taught by highly qualified and experienced credentialed teachers. Our teachers are dedicated in providing you with the knowledge and strategies to help you meet the challenges of the future.

Our programs focus on Parent Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), Vocational ESL, Citizenship, obtaining a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency, Adult Basic Education, and computer courses. Classes are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings.
In the ESL Culinary Pathways class, students study nutrition and ESL as related to the kitchen and food service industry.  They learn the basics of food safety such as proper hygiene, time, temperature control and avoiding cross contamination. In addition, the class prepares tasty meals to enjoy together. We will be offering this highly popular class in the spring of 2023.

Salinas Adult School’s Pearson Vue approved Testing Center offers a plethora of testing opportunities that lead to certification in a variety of professional fields: real estate, insurance, cosmetology, etc.

Our Parent Education program covers parenting of 0-5 age children.  We offer parent & child activity classes, family gardening classes, and preschool.

Our Student Council convenes on a quarterly basis with the purpose of giving feedback on our services and suggesting school improvements. The student engagement and support of school advancement at these meetings are extraordinary.
Our Career Center staff assists in accelerating student transitions to a higher level of education or into the workforce.

The community needs are of the highest priority to our staff. To meet the growing need of adult learners for ESL instruction in Rancho San Juan area, we will be offering an ESL class at the new High School.

Whether you are a student or someone needing to find resources available in the community, please come in or call to meet with our knowledgeable staff.  We look forward to you enrolling in classes to prepare your academic, professional and personal goals! 
Burr Guthrie
Director - Salinas Adult School