Adult Education Programs in the Napa Valley Region

Napa Valley Adult Education Consortium (NVAEC) can help you reach your academic and career goals. Through our network of participating adult schools, community colleges, and community-based organizations, we connect adults with programs and classes that teach you the skills you need to achieve your goals!

Descriptions of programs are below.
Coming soon: member and partner organizations that provide these program.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed for people who do not speak English as their first language and want to learn English to get a job, get a better job, go to college or vocational school. These courses encompass the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing, mathematics, decision-making and problem solving, and preparation to participate in job-specific career and technical training. Students may use ESL instruction to gain life and employment skills, progress to career or academic programs, and become actively engaged in their communities.

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE) offers courses in selected high-growth industries where there are available jobs and higher wages. CTE programs help prepare adults to earn industry certifications and lay foundations for a specific career pathway. These courses may include academic career preparation and job readiness skills with possible pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeship, externships or internships.

Basic Skills (Reading, Math, Writing)

Basic skills courses are fundamental reading, math, and writing classes for adults. The goal of these classes is to master high school courses and subjects for a successful transition into high school completion, community college, and/or career training. Build your academic skills and become better prepared for your future!

High School Diploma

High School Diploma classes provide adult students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. Instruction is typically individualized so each student works on the specific courses he or she needs. Courses are textbook and/or computer-based, and teachers work with students on both one-on-one and group activities. Goal setting, skill building, and career and life planning are incorporated into this class.

High School Equivalency / GED Preparation

High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Preparation help provide the knowledge and skills needed to pass the GED or HiSet tests. Instruction typically includes textbook assignments, video instruction, computer programs, and individual and whole class activities focused on test-taking skills and goal-setting.

U.S. Citizenship Preparation

The U.S. Citizenship Preparation program provides opportunities for adults to learn about the United States naturalization process. Citizenship courses teach the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills needed to complete naturalization forms and pass the naturalization interview.

Adult Support for K-12 Success

These are programs to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to assist elementary and secondary school children to succeed academically.