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.


Student Spotlight

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.
Meet Mabel Adriana Correa, a student at San Ysidro Adult School. Mabel was a math teacher in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. She became a mom and moved to the United States. In the US, she started to work in a warehouse. Because she is goal oriented, she wanted to go to school to pursue a career here in the US. At first she thought she would become a teacher, but because of her mother’s influence, she decided to try something in the medical field. With this goal in mind, she started at San Ysidro Adult School in Fall 2016 to get her High School Equivalency as well as learn English. She enrolled in ESL 3 – Intermediate Low and HiSET at the same time. She achieved her goal and passed her High School Equivalency exams as well as completed ESL 4 – Intermediate High by the end of the school year. In Fall 2017, she started Medical Assistant training at San Ysidro Adult School. She has been studying Medical Terminology as well as courses in Medical Assisting – Clinical. She also has been continuing her English language skills through ESL Advanced Distance Learning. In November 2017, she passed the CA state exam and because a California Certified Medical Assistant – Clinical. Next semester, she plans to enroll in CNA courses through National City Adult. Her ultimate goal is to become a registered nurse. Keep up great work Mabel! We are so proud of all your accomplishments.
Meet Meilani Kitchens a student at National City Adult School. Meilani is currently studying math, reading, writing, English science and economics in Mr. Agid's class. She has mastered English, writing, reading and math and is now able to help her children with their homework. Meilani is working to earn her High School diploma. She plans to continue her education at San Diego City College and become a Social Worker to help families in difficult situations. We are very proud of her hard work. Keep up the great work!
"The San Ysidro Adult School is helping me reach my important goal, which is to receive my HiSET, the equivalency to my high school diploma. I believe at this school I can achieve that goal. This school is the best in my community especially with all the programs that are available. I have a great teacher, Mrs. Winnett, and the technology to make my classwork easier. Having an adult school in my community, a good teacher and the use of technology is all I need to reach my goal." - Alejandra San Martin, San Ysidro Adult School.
Gerardo Toribio, Coronado Adult Ed, learned about a free online high school diploma program offered by the County Library system. His teacher at Coronado encouraged him to sign up and expedite what could have been a very long education process. Now Gerardo works on his online program, continues to hold down two jobs during the day, and still manages to attend his ESL class two nights a week. He also takes a graphic design class at Coronado Adult Ed. Born in San Diego, Gerardo moved to Mexico at a very young age. His goal is to join his sister in college, get a degree, start his career as a police officer and bring his mother and his three brothers to live with him. “All your dreams can come true if you work hard and never give up.” That’s what his grandfather taught him…to always persevere.
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