Twin Rivers Adult School

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Twin Rivers Adult School
Address
3222 Winona Way
North Highlands, CA 95660
Information
School type California Adult School
Founded 1937
Enrollment 3,500[1] (2010-2011 School Year)
Area Sacramento County
Telephone (916) 286-3837
Website

Twin Rivers Adult School is a California Adult School part of the Twin Rivers Unified School District. It primarily serves the North Highlands, Del Paso Heights and North Sacramento regions.

Twin Rivers Adult School was formerly named Grant Adult Education when it was part of the Grant Joint Union High School District. With the Passage of Measure B, several school districts merged into one.[2][3] With the change in districts, Grant Adult Education was renamed to Twin Rivers Adult School.

Twin Rivers Adult School is postsecondary accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges,[4] a member of the California State Consortium for Adult Education,[5] and a member of the California Council for Adult Education.

History[edit]

Twin Rivers Adult School started as Grant Adult Education in 1937[6] by providing night classes for Grant High School. It later moved to the WWII baracks known as "Splinter City" on the now-closed McClellan AFB. In the 1970s English as a Second Language became part of Grant Adult Education with the passage of the Montoya Bill. In 1976 the Program for older adults was founded, and in 1980 the Adults with Disabilities program started in partnership with United Cerebal Palsy. In 1983 the Allied Health program begins fully accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.[7] In 1984 Grant Adult Education first gained WASC accreditation, and has been continually accredited since that point in time.

In 2008, with the merger of the Grant Joint Union High School District with several other districts, the new district is named "Twin Rivers Unified School District" and Grant Adult Education has been renamed to "Twin Rivers Adult School"

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2007, to recognize Grant Adult Education's 70th anniversary,[8] and the difference it has made in the community, the City of Sacramento designated March 12, 2007 as Grant Adult Education Day,[9] and the County of Sacramento designated March 16, 2007 Grant Adult Education Day.[10] Further, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, commended Grant Adult Education's teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication.[11]

In 2009 the North State Building Industry Association recognized Twin Rivers Adult School for their "Generous Services to the Summer Youth Program." [12] On June 9, 2009, Kirk Williams, Twin Rivers Adult School Principal, was recognized with an Inspiring Leader award by the Twin Rivers Unified School District. On September 22, 2009, Twin Rivers Adult School received the e:merge Capitol Region Pillars of Promises award for Effective Education Programs. On February 17, 2010, the partnership between Twin Rivers Adult School, Maloof Sports and Entertainment, and the California Department of Transportation and Motor Vehicles, was recognized with a Partners in Educational Excellence Award from the Association of California School Administrators.[13] On May 12, 2010, Twin Rivers Adult School became the first school in the nation to receive WASC Postsecondary Accreditation.[14]

Programs and Departments[edit]

Adult Secondary Education[edit]

Twin Rivers Adult School has several programs that can help students gain a California High school diploma or pass the GED test. Twin Rivers Adult School hosts a yearly "Drop In Day for Dropouts" which encourages adults who did not finish high school to complete their education. Further, students can join nearly any time.[15]

English as a Second Language[edit]

Twin Rivers Adult School has an extensive English as a Second Language program to help immigrants and other speakers of other languages learn English. Twin Rivers Adult School also offers Citizenship classes.

Adults with Disabilities[edit]

Twin Rivers Adult School is partnered with several local agencies to help adults who have severe disabilities be able to function better

Other[edit]

Twin Rivers Adult School also offers motorcycle safety training, CPR & first aid classes, criminal record expungement classes, parenting classes and classes for older adults.[16]

Controversy[edit]

On February 2, 2010, the Twin Rivers Unified School District Board of Trustees was presented with a budget that would take $2 million from Twin Rivers Adult School and place it in the general fund for 2010-2011.[17] In response over 700 concerned community members showed up to the board meeting, filling the main conference room, and the additional room, with standing room only.[18] Twin Rivers Adult School has a projected revenue of about $7 million for the 2009-2010 school year.[19] Although approximately $1.2 million of the budget is "categorical funding" which must be spent in a manner specified by the funder.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ASAP SQL Query, ran on August 9, 2011
  2. ^ Sacramento County Final Election Count
  3. ^ Historic school merger approved, Sacramento Bee, November 7, 2007
  4. ^ "Directory of Schools". WASC. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  5. ^ "List of Members". CSCAE. Archived from the original on 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  6. ^ "Starting years of Adult Schools in California". OTAN. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  7. ^ "WASC Self Study Report". Grant Adult Education. 2006. 
  8. ^ Gerald, Zenobia (March 2007). "70th anniversary for Grant Adult Ed". Grant Today. Archived from the original on 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  9. ^ Fargo, Heather (March 12, 2007). "Proclamation Issued by the Mayor". 
  10. ^ Sacramento County Board of Supervisors (March 6, 2007). "Resolution No. 2007-0283" (– 6, 2007&as_yhi=March 6, 2007&btnG=Search Scholar search). Retrieved 2007-06-25. [dead link][dead link]
  11. ^ Schwarzenegger, Arnold (March 12, 2007). "Grant Adult Education". 
  12. ^ North State Building Industry Association (2009). "In Appreciation For Your Generous Services to the Summer Youth Program". 
  13. ^ ACSA. "Partners in Educational Excellence Award". 
  14. ^ Western Association of Schools and Colleges. "Letter of Accreditation" (PDF). 
  15. ^ Lindelof, Bill (January 16, 2004). "Dropping in". Sacramento Bee. pp. B1. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  16. ^ "June + Summer 2007 Schedule". Grant Adult Education. 
  17. ^ Twin Rivers Unified School District Board Meeting Full Packet for February 2, 2010
  18. ^ KCRA 3 Night Team, February 2, 2010
  19. ^ Twin Rivers Unified School District Board Meeting Full Packet for December 15, 2009