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San Mateo Adult School

Many have described the San Mateo Adult School as a big, loving family. Even last year's visiting WASC committee sensed the warmth between faculty, staff and students and remarked on it in their report. This atmosphere pervades each of our programs and is encouraged and supported by Director Lawrence Teshara. He regularly visits classrooms and is always available to students for chatting or counseling.

Tim Doyle, the ESL Coordinator, oversees a program that supports the well–being of the whole student, In addition to seven levels of English proficiency, the, program includes computer education and theme months which focus on information regarding health issues, preparing for the workplace, recycling and the environment, the American electoral process, and many more.

The San Mateo Adult School provides student-centered continuing education to a population diverse in age, economic status, education, language, and ethnicity by providing quality:diploma programs, basic skills development, English-as-a-second language acquisition, skill development/self-help for handicapped adults, short-term vocational training opportunities, education programs for older adults in care facilities, retirement/senior centers, education to assist individuals in living healthful and productive lives, parenting enrichment, personal enrichment with diverse self-supporting programs, continuing education to meet the needs of residents in the community.

We are a service of the San Mateo Union High School District to the communities of San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, and Foster City. We are committed to fulfilling the mandate of Adult Education in California by directing resources to serving those traditionally undeserved; especially those disadvantaged economically or academically. We believe that the search for knowledge, understanding, and personal growth is lifelong. Our responsibility is to provide continuing education for people of all ages and all backgrounds.

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