Welcome to Monrovia Community Adult School!
Throughout the unprecedented two-and-a-half years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the faculty and staff at MCAS have refused to let this pandemic deter us from educating regional adults. Our commitment to safely open during the pandemic and to provide quality educational programs has been unparalleled in Los Angeles County.
In June of 2020, Monrovia Community Adult School was the first public school to open a classroom in Los Angeles County post-COVID shutdown. Due to the tireless work of our faculty and staff, we were able to safely finish a cohort of 15 Pre-certification Certified Nursing Assistant students when no other schools were even open. Throughout the 2020-21 school year, MCAS students completed the skills portion of our vocational medical programs on the MCAS campus and, due to the school’s rigorous COVID-19 protocols, not one student COVID-19 transmissions occurred on our campus.
MCAS returned to in-person instruction in 2021-22 while retaining hybrid or online instruction for some vocational programs. Again, due to our safety protocols, no student COVID-19 transmissions occurred on our campus during the 2021-22 school year.
As 2022-23 school year begins, I am thrilled that MCAS program instruction continues primarily in-person. While online instruction benefits many, we believe that the teaching-learning process is most effective when teacher and student share the same physical space. We concur with the CDC, California, and Los Angeles County pandemic guidance which has been “students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction… is a priority.”
Please know the MUSD district office and our site staff are committed to the safety of all MCAS students and staff. To ensure the safety of all, MCAS will continue to implement numerous pandemic mitigation protocols which are outlined on page 15 of this catalog.
With safety protocols in place in 2022-23, MCAS will continue to provide quality, rigorous programs. We are very proud of the variety of outstanding programs MCAS offers in short-term vocational training, career development education, English as a Second Language, basic education, and high school diploma and equivalency. MCAS is a WASC accredited and NCAA-approved institution that offers UC a-g classes in its high school diploma program. Our staff’s commitment to your success is exceptional.
We are very fortunate that the Monrovia Board of Education and the Monrovia Unified School District have continually provided strong support and leadership to Monrovia Community Adult School. These have been very trying times, and the support and assistance of our Board and district office has allowed this school to do what we do best: transform the lives of our students.
MCAS remains a vital part of the Citrus College Adult Education Consortium (CCAEC). We have just completed a robust Three Year Plan with our regional partner 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.