About Us


Monrovia Community Adult School offers numerous short-term vocational programs that help your earn certifications and give you the skills you need to start a new career. MCAS teachers are experienced professionals who share their industry knowledge to give you a solid foundation for success in a new profession. These teachers also have significant industry contacts and resources to ensure that students who successfully complete our vocational programs have a high rate of job attainment.

Mission Statement

The Monrovia Community Adult School empowers its diverse student population to succeed in a changing society through a variety of flexible, accessible and affordable educational programs.

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Message from the Director of Adult Education


Image of Flint Fertig - Director of Adult Education Mr. Flint Fertig, Director of Adult and Alternative Education for Monrovia Unified School District

Welcome to Monrovia Community Adult School!

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, and it offers UC a-g classes in its high school diploma program. Whatever academic or career goals you wish to pursue, the faculty and staff at MCAS will work tirelessly to help you achieve them. MCAS faculty is knowledgeable and passionate and the staff, counselors and administration are committed to providing excellent service and support. I am 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.

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. Whether we have operated under fluid or stable financial footing, 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.

The 2017-18 school year saw exciting developments that are continuing into the 2018-19 school year. MCAS greatly expanded partnerships with American Job Centers of California to provide over $200,000 in tuition assistance for MCAS students taking career technical education courses. We are very excited to grow partnerships with the Foothill Workforce Development Board, the Youth Policy Institute and the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board to assist qualified students with no cost training in our CTE programs.

With dedicated funding from the state through the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), MCAS has been able to maintain the new programs it implemented over the past three years. I urge you to stay informed about AEBG and how it affects your education. The website is:

https://caladulted.org/

Our students continue to embrace a culture of progress and transition. For example, in 2017-18, 81% of MCAS ESL students who had adequate instructional hours and a pre- and post-test achieved a one step gain in NRS functioning educational level. Many ESL students graduated from the ESL program and completed the HiSET. We saw increased HiSET passage rates, continued excellence in our CTE certifications and employment rates, and student transitions to postsecondary schools.

MCAS remain 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.


Student Learning Outcomes


We are commited to helping every MCAS student become a...


Problem Solvers who:

  • Identify a problem, evaluate options, and act appropriately.
  • Use creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Adapt and approach new situations flexibly.

Lifelong Learners who:

  • Set short-term and long-term goals.
  • Take responsibility to acquire new skills and knowledge.
  • Apply new skills and knowledge to a variety of situations.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Acquire reading, writing, listening, speaking, and technological skills.
  • Exchange ideas through oral, written, non-verbal or technological means.
  • Interact with others effectively and responsibly across all forms of communication.

Economic Participants who:

  • Attain skills and knowledge to become employable.
  • Contribute productively to the work world.
  • Manage personal financial resources skillfully.

Career Technical Education Programs


Learn new career skills and start a new career!

Monrovia Community Adult School offers numerous short-term vocational programs that help your earn certifications and give you the skills you need to start a new career. MCAS teachers are experienced professionals who share their industry knowledge to give you a solid foundation for success in a new profession. These teachers also have significant industry contacts and resources to ensure that students who successfully complete our vocational programs have a high rate of job attainment.


Academics & Arts Programs


In addition to our world class vocational programs, MCAS offers excellent Non-Technical Programs. Our English as a Second Language faculty is passionate, caring and committed to helping our students become proficient in English as quickly as possible. The MCAS Academic Lab offers a rigorous high school diploma program that prepares students for postsecondary education. Students seeking assistance with basic skills or test prep for the GED or HiSET can receive assistance from highly qualified instructors. And MCAS arts and crafts classes are taught by talented, successful artists.
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