Adult Education Information

  • Adult Education is a vital component of our district's goals in providing skills to empower adults to be better prepared to live and work in our changing world. 
    For more detailed information about our Adult Education Programs, please click here to visit our Sunrise Tech Center and Creekside Adult Center website.


    Grad photo from ceremony article

    On June 13, Sunrise Tech Center-- San Juan Unified School District’s school for adults-- celebrated the accomplishments of 37 high school graduates, 58 G.E.D. recipients, 33 clinical medical assistants and 10 newly naturalized United States citizens. The successes of each of the graduates from the class of 2019 made for a prideful, emotional night for the students and their families.

    San Juan Unified’s Adult Education program has been a part of the district and community for decades, and has been a welcoming home for adults who seek to continue their education, regardless of their age or previous experience with school.

    Those in attendance were able to enjoy the musical stylings of the Sacramento Concert Band under the direction of Grant Parker, as well as a few truly motivating student speeches regarding the graduates’ journeys through education.

    Joshua Carter-- one of the commencement speakers graduating with a high school diploma-- took his opportunity to speak as a chance to encourage his fellow graduates and remind them of some very important words.

    “I am successful,” said Carter, who then prompted his peers to repeat the same phrase along with him. The graduates all joined-- “I am successful.”

    One of the most unique portions of the adult education graduations is the celebration of clinical medical assistant graduates, who have completed hundreds of hours of hands-on work in professional medical environments.

    Furthermore, the Sunrise Tech Center takes this opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of students who persisted through the process of becoming United States citizens over the course of the school year.

    Lynn Bartlett, former principal of San Juan Unified’s Adult Education program, summarized the efforts and successes of all of her students with a quote by Albert Schweitzer, reminding them to “do something wonderful, [because] people may imitate it.”

    To learn more about San Juan Unified’s Adult Education program, visit


                                               2019 CAERC Group Photo

    We serve busy adults through independent study working toward a high school diploma, where they meet once a week with their teacher, but complete the course work at home when life slows down and the house is quiet. We also serve many who want to prepare for, pass and attain the GED Certificate, an alternative for some who find it a valuable necessity to advance in the workforce.


    We teach English as a Second Language to support the parents in our community that need to enter the workforce and/or become citizens. Speaking English at home is essential as they support their own children in our school system.

                                                                                 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES

                                                                               ESL Class Photo

    We have courses for adults who need to attain new vocational skills to get back into the workplace. Pricing affordability and quality education is our focus. 

                                                                             CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM

                                                                              2017 CMA Graduates

    We also teach courses that keep adults active and engaged in other areas of interest, such as music, art, digital media and photography. Adults tell us stories of how these courses have enriched their lives.  

                                            ART CLASSES                                                                     COOKING CLASSES

                  Seascape Watercolor by Student, Debbie Collison                         Thai Cooking Class            


                                                                                          MUSIC CLASSES

                Guitar Class                      Sacramento Concert Band

    Others share stories about the huge impact these classes have in helping adults find new significance in life through new avenues of learning and self-expression.

    San Juan Unified School District Adult Education is fully accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). 
                       Fully Accredited WASC logo

    As a result, the San Juan community has many opportunities to continuously support and engage the adult learners, who, in turn, gain advantages and benefits that support our Kindergarten through 12th grade comprehensive school system.

    Adult Education is making a difference in our community.  Visit our website for complete details about all of our programs or call us (916-971-7654), or ‘like’ us on Facebook (look for San Juan Adult Education), or come by the Sunrise Tech Center campus (7322 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA). We are here to serve you.

    Programs and Campuses

    We are pleased to provide quality educational programs to adults in our community each school year. By serving adults, we are supporting a better family unit that will enable students of all ages, throughout our district, to be successful. Adults are gaining necessary academic and workplace skills that will help improve their families and our community.

    We offer classes at several campuses throughout the community. Your choices for classes include days and evenings. Please see our class catalog below for specific details.

    We welcome you to be part of our growing Adult Education family!

    Catalog of Classes  {Due to COVID-19, our Catalog of Classes has not been published.  Please CLICK HERE to visit our website for updates on classes and schedules.}

    Registration for Classes is currently being done only online.  Click here to register. 

    For more detailed information about our Adult Education Programs, please click here to visit our Sunrise Tech Center and Creekside Adult Center website.

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    • For more detailed information about our Adult Education Programs, please click here to visit our Sunrise Tech Center and Creekside Adult Center website.


  • Administration 

    Brett Wolfe

    Director of CTE, K-12 Counseling,
    and College/Career Readiness
    San Juan Unified School District

    Richard Judge

    San Juan School for Adults
    (916) 971-7654
    For more detailed information about our Adult Education Programs, please click here to visit our website.
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Last Modified on September 3, 2021