Welcome to Monrovia Community Adult School!
I am so very blessed to have the opportunity to serve as the Interim Director for Adult Education and to lead this amazing instituion. I am confident that you have come to the best adult education school in the San Gabriel Valley. Monrovia Community Adult School is a WASC-accredited and NCAA-approved institution offering UC a-g classes in its high school diploma program. I am very proud of the variety of outstanding programs MCAS offers in short-term career technical education (CTE) training, career development education, English as a Second Language (ESL), basic education, and high school diploma and equivalency.
I am excited to report that MCAS enrollment is approaching 2018-19 prepandemic levels. The 2022-23 school year saw unduplicated enrollment exceed 2019-20 levels and approach 2018-19 levels. While enrollment has increased, Participation rates in core MCAS ESL, CTE, and Academic programs increased above 85% this past program year due to the focused efforts to retain students by faculty and staff.
MCAS is a strong hub for regional workforce development. MCAS partners with dozens of regional businesses and employers and offers Job Fairs and hiring events to hundreds of potential employees. MCAS annually works with six Los Angeles County Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) and nearly 20 America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services to hundreds of LA County residents. These partnerships ensure that hundreds of students enrolled in CTE programs pay nothing for their classroom training. I can confidently state that no adult school in California is as effective as MCAS in partnering with WIOA Title I workforce agencies.
We are very fortunate that the Monrovia Board of Education and the Monrovia Unified School District have continually provided strong financial support and leadership to Monrovia Community Adult School. The support and assistance of our Board and district office has allowed this school to focus on what it does best: transforming the lives of our students through education.
With dedicated funding from the state through the California Adult Education Program (CAEP), MCAS has been able to maintain the new programs it implemented over the past three years. I urge you to stay informed about CAEP and how it affects your education. The website is: http://ccadulted.org/
Our students continue to embrace a culture of progress and transition. Many MCAS ESL students graduated from the ESL program and also completed the HiSET. We saw increased diplomas earned and HiSET passage rates, continued excellence in our CTE certifications and employment rates, and student transitions to postsecondary schools.
MCAS remains a vital part of the Citrus College Adult Education Consortium (CCAEC), which means that MCAS continues to work together with regional adult schools and Citrus College to better provide you with programs and services. You can learn more about the CCAEC at our consortium website: http://ccadulted.org/
Welcome and please let me know, if there is anything we can do to serve you better.