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:
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:
Welcome and please let me know, if there is anything we can do to serve you better.