Adult School helps with Career Changes

Adult School helps with Career Changes

Manteca Adult School — that conducts most of its classes at the Manteca Unified district complex at Louise Avenue and Airport Way — does more than just help adults who did not  secure a high school diploma to earn their GED  equivalency.  The Manteca Unified offers adult basic education, English as a second language, citizenship preparation, high school diplomas and courses — including assessments and certificates — needed to change careers.
 And in order to be more flexible and accessible for working adults, Manteca Adult School has switched from two 15-week semesters to four nine-week sessions.

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