Placer School for Adults

About This School

To support you in achieving your academic and vocational goals, Placer School for Adults provides Career Technical Education, Technology and Business Pathways, certification in business, healthcare, notary and PC Technician, GED preparation classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) and courses to complete your high school diploma. With our community partners, we are offering classes in multiple locations in Auburn, Rocklin and Roseville.

Mission Statement
Placer School for Adults provides learning opportunities and services for success throughout life.

Visit our Career Center for more workplace preparation supports. We offer hundreds of classes to prepare you for the job search, free career counseling, computer access for you to build/refine/print/send resumes to employers, and more support. Transit bus stop is only a block away (nearby Taco Bell).

Career Center at: 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, CA 95603 View On Map »

Placer School for Adults

Placer School for Adults has played an active role in the community and in the greater Placer County region for over three decades. We are accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and have established ourselves as a program known for its quality and excellence in education, and for providing a rich and varied menu of classes. Placer School for Adults is funded through the state Adult Education Block Grant established with AB104 (Assembly Bill), and also offer classes through our Community Education supported by fees collected from student participants. Placer School for Adults has changed since initial inception and continues to evolve to meet the new needs of the AB104 legislation to serve adults in the community.

State Funded Programs – (the courses are state approved and receive state funding)

Adult Secondary Education

High School Completion Classes

These classes lead to adult completion of their high school diploma. We offer a blended-online classroom using software and technology for students to access all the academic subjects and requirements needed for graduation from Placer School for Adults. Students meet weekly with instructors, but can also access the course material from any computer with internet connectivity, and are encouraged to accelerate their progress doing as much as possible online.

GED Preparation Classes

This class supports the learner who has decided to use the GED as their “high school equivalency”, and is an excellent choice for many adults. The class helps with assessment and preparation to successfully pass the GED battery of tests. We offer the class through a blended-online classroom using software and technology for students to access all the academic subjects and requirements for graduation. Students meet weekly with instructors, but can also access the course material from any computer with internet connectivity, and are encouraged to accelerate their progress doing as much as possible online.

Career Technical Education

Computer and Technology Classes

Our computer and technology classes are our largest program area. These classes range from beginning to intermediate to advanced classes in many software and program applications, ie MicroSoft Office, Meet the PC, the Business Office Professional Certification course, classes to learn the Mac, many classes in a photography series (using cameras and devices and taking good photos), using Social Media, using smart devices (IPhone, Android), and many more.

Healthcare Classes

We offer an excellent course in Clinical Medical Assisting, leading to national certification. We are planning/building other healthcare courses we hope to offer in the near future.

Business and Finance Classes

We offer several classes in this area, from Accounting to QuckBooks Pro, as well as classes for the small business and the entrepreneur. Our courses offerings change from semester to semester, so watch closely for each new Course Catalog.

English as a Second Language and Citizenship

English as a Second Language Classes

We offer classes that provide instruction to develop your English skills. Our friendly and nurturing classes provide great instruction and opportunity to increase skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking English. Classes also include components of civic interaction for employment and the community.

Citizenship Classes

In the ESL class, the instructor also encourages and supports students working toward
U.S. Citizenship. Requirements for citizenship include: a minimum of 5-year residency, ability to read and write simple English, and knowledge of U.S. Government and traditions.

ESL Bridge to Sierra College Classes

We partner with Sierra College and Roseville Adult School by referring students to this class. It is designed to prepare English Learner students for ESL college programs, which also serve as a gateway to other college vocational and academic programs. This course will introduce college level materials and expectations. Students will receive an orientation to the college as well as academic skills, English language skills and technology skills need for successful transition and participation in further training or higher education.

Community Education – other classes that are not State funded

Community Education Classes – these are self funded, not State funded.

We offer dozens of enrichment classes to keep adults active and engaged in life and the community. Our classes are a rich fabric of topics for the region, and many who take these classes know of a friend or family member who would benefit from our other State Funded programs/classes. Classes are in several areas including: art-a variety of media, health and fitness, nutrition, music and dance, and many more. Again, these classes are self-funded through student registration fees.

Courses you can take at this school.