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Sweetwater Adult Education

461 Moss Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 691-5680

Sweetwater Adult Education serves the cities of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, and south San Diego as well as the communities of Bonita, Eastlake, Otay and San Ysidro. More than 40,000 individuals are enrolled annually. Approximately 30% attend English as a Second Language classes, 30% basic skills through the high school diploma, and 30% vocational programs. All other mandated program areas are also represented.

Sweetwater has been honored with local, statewide and national awards including the following:

Awarding Organization
Program or Award Title
U.S. Secretary of Education Award
Outstanding Adult Education Program
National Institute for Literacy Award
Basic Skills Instruction for Welfare Recipients
California Department of Education
Citizenship Program of Excellence
CDE/CASAS Promising Practices Award
Adult Basic Education, GED and High School Diploma Programs
CDE Promising Practices Award
Accountability Program
California Coalition of Cities, Counties and Schools
National City Adult School Distinguished Collaborations Award

In addition, the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee recommended that the National City Adult School model be replicated to better bridge the Digital Divide and California Assemblyman Juan Vargas nominated National City Adult School for a Technology Innovation Award.

Mr. Mercado, Principal at National City Adult school attributes much of his success to the adult school philosophy that students are allowed to progress at their own pace and they never use up all of their chances. Dedicated teachers are there to help and give guidance as students pursue their educational goals.

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