Program: Adult Basic Education
The adult basic and secondary education courses (ABE/ ASE) are designed to offer adults the opportunity to improve basic reading comprehension, writing, and math skills to be more confident in a variety of settings. Once the student’s skill is at a high school equivalency level, the student can then move on to other forms of career training and education. Students receive a certificate of completion after successfully mastering each level, up to ABE / ASE level 6.
Course: English as a Second Language (ESL)
SCSA offers multi-leveled classes for individuals to improve their English reading, writing, and speaking skills. We provide a variety of curriculum both in person as well as on line to assist you with developing proficiency in the English language.
Program: High School Diploma/GED
Courses: High School Diploma/GED
SCSA provides our community members that had life get in the way of attaining a high school diploma several options to obtain that goal.
Our classes are small and when necessary, students meet ono-on-one with an instructor to complete a high school diploma. We provide the standard text-based curriculum model, online model, and blended model, as well as, a nationally recognized alternative option called National External Diploma Program (NEDP). Classes are offered on both sides of the County in Loyalton at the main campus, and in Downieville at the Downieville School and Community Center and on the Ridge when requested. With the loss of the Firm Foundation location, on the Ridge, we are currently exploring new location options.
SCSA also provides GED prep classes are also available throughout the county and are provided in the same format as the high school diploma classes. We assist with and provide pretesting opportunities and help with the actual testing registration process. For those that qualify we refer to our local Workforce Alliance for assistance with the GED testing fees.
We hold a small graduation ceremony two times per year for our graduates to invite friends and family to participate in their achievements.