Adult Education

WE ARE NOW TAKING REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THE U.S. CITIZENSHIP CLASS!

Please call or email Juana de Anda for more information at (916)928-5220 or [email protected]

NATOMAS ADULT EDUCATION


REGISTER NOW!

Registration Process

Registration Process:

Step 1: Fill out and turn in the registration form which can be found on our website and in person. If interested in completing your high school diploma; please bring in official (sealed) transcripts.

Step 2: Orientation and Placement Test. Call and schedule a time to meet with the Adult Ed office specialist, Juana de Anda to learn all about the services and programs offered at NAE and schedule a time to take the CASAS assessment test. Your score(s) will determine the class in which you will be enrolled.

Step 3: Enroll in class. You will be scheduled to start class based on availability. Some programs (classes) could be subject to a wait list.

Download Registration Form

Click here to download the registration form. Registration forms may be turned in at the Adult Education office in-person only.

Registration forms are also available at the Adult Education office.

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST:

Transcript Request

Click here to request a former or current student transcript from Natomas Adult Education.

MEET THE STAFF:

Executive Director & Principal of Adult Education

MR. KEVEN MACDONALD

Executive Director & Principal, Keven MacDonald brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Natomas Adult Education.

Adult Education Administration

MRS. TANYA PRAEST

Mrs. Praest can be found supervising Natomas Adult Education on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

For questions about the program, she can be reached at [email protected]

MR. KEN VANDERFORD

Mr. Vanderford can be found supervising Natomas Adult Education on Monday and Thursday evenings.

For questions about the program, he can be reached at [email protected]

Adult Education Office Specialist

JUANA DE ANDA

Juana de Anda comes to Natomas Adult Education optimistic and excited to grow within her role. She loves working in education and is eager to help all students succeed within and beyond the program.

Juana can be found on site Monday thru Friday 8:30-5:00pm.

For questions about registration, submission/request of transcripts, or questions about the program please feel free to reach her at (916)928-5220 or at [email protected]

 

High School Credit Recovery Teacher

MR. MICHAEL MCKIBBON

Mr. McKibbon teaches the High School credit recovery program. He can be found on site on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

For questions concerning his class ,please contact him at [email protected]

 

GED & Adult Basic Education Teacher

MR. O’VON PETTAWAY

Mr. Pettaway teaches Adult Basic Education(ABE) and the General Education Diploma(GED) class. He can be found on site Monday thru Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm.

For questions concerning his class, attendance or GED please contact him at [email protected]

ESL Beginner Level & GED in Spanish Teacher

MR. JOSE RODRIGUEZ

Mr. Rodriguez teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) and the GED in Spanish. He can be found on site Monday thru Thursdays from 5:00-8:00pm.

For questions concerning his class feel free to reach him at [email protected]

ESL Intermediate Level Teacher

MRS. EKUAH RAMSEY-GILBERT

Mrs. Ramsey-Gilbert is the newest addition to the Natomas Adult Education team. She teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to students who have an intermediate level of English understanding.

She can be found on site Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00-8:00 pm. For questions concerning her class, she can be reached at [email protected]

Culinary Arts Chef’s

CHEF MICHAEL MITCHELL

Chef Mitchell teaches the Culinary Arts program at the new Discovery Culinary Arts center. For questions concerning his class email him at [email protected]

CHEF LAVADA FALLON

Chef Fallon is the newest addition to Culinary Arts. She supports Chef Mitchell in teaching the Culinary Arts class. For questions concerning class email her at [email protected]

Site Spanish Interpreter

MARLENE TUCKER

Mrs. Tucker can be found in Culinary Arts on Tuesday & Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 pm.

To reach Mrs. Tucker email her at [email protected]

 

Childcare

Mon./Wed.-Carment L. Chacon

Mon./Wed.-Sadia Fareedi

Tues./Thurs.-Harpreet Ghoman

Tues./Thurs.-Maria Martinez-Alvarado

Our students in Action!

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  • Giving a tour of the new Discovery Cafe & Restaurant.
  • students in the adult culinary class are posing in front of their work spaces before starting to prepare their meal.
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  • CalRegional staff posing in front of the registration table for their information night.
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Welcome to Natomas Adult Education!

We offer programs and services free to low-cost to all adults over the age of 18.

Our program helps adults finish their high school education and begin enhancing skills to help you further your education, start a new career or even explore an interest in another career path. Citizenship classes are offered for those wanting to become an American citizen or students can choose to take a culinary course to master the art of cuisine in Discovery High School’s new state of the art Culinary Center & Cafe.

We’re excited to help provide you with new opportunities!

To register for a class or if you have any questions about our program, please contact Juana de Anda at (916)928-5220 or [email protected]

IT’S NOT TOO LATE, YOUR FUTURE IS CALLING!
Enroll in our program and obtain your GED (General Education Diploma). This class will prepare you to pass the GED and enhance your skills to further your education or professional career! 
Our GED preparation class provides students with the skills to meet the high-school level academics to pass the GED exam. Our course has also implemented ERWC (Expository Reading and Writing Course) which is a rhetoric-based English language arts course designed to develop academic literacy to prepare students for College.

The GED exam consists of five different sections and requires 450 as a minimum passing score.

GED EXAM SECTIONS:
  1. SOCIAL STUDIES
  2. SCIENCE
  3. READING
  4. MATHEMATICS
  5. WRITING

    SCHEDULE:
TUESDAY & THURSDAYS: 5:00-8:00p.m. in classroom B-106

Please call the Adult Education office for more information or to register at (916)928-5220.

¡NO ES DEMASIADO TARDE, TU FUTURO TE ESTÁ LLAMANDO!
EL GED es el equivalente al diploma de preparatoria (high school) para personas que abandonaron sus estudios. En inglés, el Diploma de Educación General o GED es conocido como “General Education Development” o “Graduate Equivalency Diploma”.
Esta clase te preparará  para pasar el GED y mejorar tus habilidades para continuar su educación o carrera profesional!

El examen GED consta de cinco secciones diferentes y requiere 450 puntos como mínimo para pasar.

SECCIONES DE EXAMEN DE GED:

  1. CIENCIAS SOCIALES
  2. CIENCIA
  3. LEYENDO
  4. MATEMÁTICAS
  5. ESCRITURA

La clase se celebra los Martes y Jueves por la noche de 5:00-8:00 p.m. en el cuarto E-102.

No dude en registrarse, llame a la Oficina de Educación de Adultos al (916)928-5220.

Enroll in our High School Credit Recovery program and obtain your Adult Education Diploma.
Our online program and flexible hours will help you complete your goals! The class provides students with the opportunity to complete the credits that were deficient to graduate from a traditional high school. This program offers an individualized learning plan that allows students to work independently through the APEX online system. 
In addition to our flexible program, we require 160 credits in specific subject areas to obtain the Adult Education diploma (Traditional High School’s require 220 credits to earn diploma.)

ADULT EDUCATION DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS:
  • ENGLISH- 30 Credits
  • ALGEBRA 1- 10 Credits
  • MATH- 10 Credits
  • EARTH SCIENCE- 10 Credits
  • BIOLOGY- 10 Credits
  • WORLD GEOGRAPHY- 10 Credits
  • WORLD HISTORY- 10 Credits
  • US HISTORY- 10 Credits
  • ECONOMICS- 5 Credits
  • AMERICAN GOVERNMENT- 5 Credits
  • VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS- 10 Credits
  • ELECTIVES- 45 Credits

    SCHEDULE:
TUESDAY & THURSDAY: 5:00-8:00p.m. in classroom C-102
WEDNESDAY: 3:30-6:30 p.m. in classroom C102

To register for this class please bring an official transcript from your previous High School. 

Classes fill up quickly! Don’t hesitate to register, call the Adult Education office at (916)928-5220.

Improve your English through our English as a Second Language (ESL) class.
Our program offers two classes; a Beginner/Intermediate and an Intermediate/Advanced English Language course. Our teachers emphasize on developing student’s skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English as it relates to everyday life in familiar and unfamiliar situations and tasks. 

SCHEDULE: 

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Beginning/Intermediate: 5:00-8:00 p.m. in classroom E-102
Intermediate/Advanced: 5:00-8:00pm in classroom C-103

Please call the Adult Education Office for more information and to register at (916)928-5220.

The U.S. Citizenship Test is a required step in the Naturalization process to become a citizen of the United States.
Our U.S Citizenship class offers the ideal preparation to help students apply for Naturalization and prepare to pass the interview and test.
Our program prepares you at no cost, but the application has a non-refundable fee. 

Class schedule is to be determined.

For more information and to register please call the Adult Education office at (916)928-5220.

Master the Art of Cuisine!
 Our Culinary Arts program is taught by Chef Michael Mitchell, who received his education from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. His passion for cuisine makes learning about fundamental concepts of cooking fun!
Mr. Mitchell offers several courses that offer a wide range of coverage on the skills and techniques of cooking including, the use of standardized recipes, weights and measures, culinary tools and equipment, basic ingredients and their uses in cooking.
Follow Chef’s Culinary Art class on Twitter @DHSChefMitchell 

 SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAYS
Essential Kitchen Techniques: 5:00-8:00 p.m. classes are held in the Discovery Cafe & Restaurant kitchen.

Please call the Adult Education office for more information and to register at (916)928-5220.

The Adult Basic Education course will prepare students to take the GED class. This course will help students to learn basic skills to further your education and enhance skills for everyday life.

SCHEDULE:
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY’S
ABE: 5:00-8:00 p.m. in classroom B-106

Please call the Adult Education office to register at (916)928-5220.

UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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