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Welcome to Adult Education

The El Dorado County Office of Education is pleased to offer courses for adults to meet their various educational needs. Founded in March, 2006 the program continues to expand and grow by addressing the needs in our county. The program offers classes from El Dorado Hills to Lake Tahoe. All of the courses currently offered by the El Dorado County Office of Education, Adult Education Program are free of charge and are funded by state apportionment. The courses are open to any person 18 years of age or older.

 

Charter Adult Education Graduate Celebrates

Starla Stewart, an inmate of Placerville Jail, recently celebrated a significant step in her rehabilitation by earning her high school diploma. Stewart credits her accomplishment to her family who motivated her and to her teacher, Ms. Urbani, who offered her encouragement and support.

“I have been working very hard to change my life and wanted to set a positive example for my boys, ages 14 and 11 years old.” Stewart is one of the many inmates to take advantage of the Adult Education Program at the Placerville Jail, which is operated by the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE). I know that earning my high school diploma will assist me in supporting myself, as well as my two growing boys,” stated Stewart after her recognition ceremony. Approximately 20% of the inmate population receive individualized instruction to earn a high school diploma, a GED certificate, or enroll in online Short-term Career Technical Education Certification and college-level classes.

In addition to serving the population of Placerville Jail, EDCOE provides many Adult Education programs throughout the county. Once enrolled in Charter’s Adult Education programs, students are able to pursue an education tailored to meet their unique needs, including a high school diploma, GED, and ESL classes.

More information about Charter’s Adult Education programs can be found at http://aded.edcoe.org, or (530) 295-2291.

Charter Adult Education student graduates with her high school diploma.

Charter Adult Education Thrives on Student Success

Calvin Combs, an inmate at the El Dorado County Correctional Facility, was joined by jail staff as well as EDCOE administrators to celebrate a significant step in his rehabilitation - earning his high school diploma. Combs is one of the 45 students currently enrolled in the EDCOE Adult Education program at the Placerville jail. Combs credits this accomplishment to those who have offered him support while participating in the inmate school program. “My teacher and the jail staff continued to check in with me on a weekly basis and encouraged me to improve my circumstances.”

 Of those participating, approximately 20% receive individualized instruction to earn a GED, a high school diploma, individualized job training, as well as the opportunity to explore college-level classes. In addition to serving the population of Placerville Jail, EDCOE provides many Adult Education programs throughout the county. EDCOE has collaborated with the Community Corrections Partnership to provide educational services to both the Placerville and South Lake Tahoe Jails, as well as the Community Corrections Center located in Shingle Springs - operated by the El Dorado Probation Department.

Once enrolled in Charter’s Adult Education program, students are able to pursue an education tailored to meet their unique needs, whether it’s a high school diploma, a GED, ESL classes, or many online Short-term Career Technical Education Certifications.

More information about Charter’s Adult Education programs can be found at http://aded.edcoe.org, or (530) 295-2291.

Celebrating his high school diploma is Calvin Combs (center), Gary Sutherland, Principal (left), and Cheryl Urbani, Teacher (right), Charter Adult Education.