South Bay Adult Education Consortium

The South Bay Adult Education Consortium/Southwestern is a collaborative of South Bay educational districts (Southwestern College, the Sweetwater Union High School District and the Coronado Unified School District) committed to an ongoing effort to strengthen and enhance adult learner access, persistence and success.


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Student Spotlight

Meet Marie Pina, a student from Chula Vista Adult School. Marie has the determination and perseverance traits that all individuals need to succeed. She exhibited both characteristics in order to achieve her High School Equivalency Certificate. It took Marie a number of years to complete her classes but because of her determination she succeeded. Marie had a career in Accounting but now wants to go into Nursing. CONGRATULATIONS MARIE!
Meet Antonio Dominguez, a student at Chula Vista Adult School. Although most students need to be in class to get the most benefit towards their education, a few can learn on their own. Antonio is one those students. He attended Distance Learning and has attained his High School Equivalency Certificate. He now wants to continue his education at a Community College. CONGRATULATIONS ANTONIO!
Meet Andrew Cruz. Many students struggle with math. It takes patience and hard work to successfully understand it. Andrew Cruz spent many hours learning Math and has now completed his High School Equivalency Certificate. CONGRATULATIONS ANDREW!
Meet Virna Gurrola, a Distance Learning student at Chula Vista Adult School. Most students who enroll in Distance Learning take longer to complete their class than those who attend every day. It took Virna Gurrola 3 semesters, through hard work and perseverance she has achieved her High School Equivalency Diploma. Virna has been raising her children but is now looking at attending Southwestern College to continue her education. CONGRATULATIONS VIRNA!
Meet Oscar Marquez, a student at Chula Vista Adult School. Oscar has taught us, it's never too late to start a new career. Oscar has spent many successful years working in the fishing industry. He decided to change careers and go into the medical field. To do this he needed more education. He went to Chula Vista Adult School and within 4 months he finished the High School Equivalence Certificate. CONGRATULATIONS OSCAR!
Meet Apolinar Odales, a student at Chula Vista Adukt School. Achieving your goals can sometimes take longer than expected. It took Apolinar about a year and half but he has attained his High School Equivalency Certificate. Apolinar likes to do research on his computer because he has a curious mind. Because of that he wants to take a class in computers here at Chula Vista Adult School and then go to Southwestern College. CONGRATULATIONS APOLINAR!
Meet Ladan and Hamid Mirfakhraei, students at Coronado Adult School since August of 2017. While Ladan understands (and can partially speak) several languages, she comes to ESL class to improve her English. Hamid, who retired as a civil engineer in Iran, comes to class with her and practices alongside his wife. They faithfully attend every class except for occasional trips abroad, like an Iranian New Year’s celebration in their homeland. In their free time, Hamid and Ladan like to share potluck meals with classmates and friends, and helped organize an ice cream field trip for the ESL class.
Meet Yenny Aguilar, an exceptional student who worked really hard to get her Hiset. She spent about 1 year to achieve this goal which is how long it normally takes for Distance Learning students. Yenny wants to improve her English skills and then get a Degree from a University so she can teach Spanish.
Meet David Juarez, a student at San Ysidro Adult School. When asked about his experience at SYA, he expressed how grateful he is for all the help he has received in accomplishing his goals. His teacher is always encouraging him to keep studying and moving forward. The counselors have been really helpful in giving him all the information he needs to be successful. David has found San Ysidro Adult School to be a wonderful school full of good people who motivate students to accomplish their goals.
Meet Margo Vargas, a student at San Ysidro Adult School. Margo's goal is to obtain her GED to get a job to support her family. Everyday she works on improving her English, writing, and math skills. She loves being a student and is grateful for all the help and support she has received at San Ysidro Adult School.
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