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School Desk Blog: Ukiah Adult School Offers a Path to Education and Success

Ukiah Adult School Offers a Path to Education and Success

Great things are happening at the Ukiah Adult School, a place where we help people reach their educational goals and achieve a bright future.

​For students (young and old) who want to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or a traditional high school diploma, we offer free classes to get you there. We can help you prepare for the GED test, which you can take on campus, since our school is an official GED testing site. We also offer free classes to make up credits for those working toward a traditional high school diploma. Please feel free to join us at our annual graduation ceremony on May 31 at 6:00 pm at the Ukiah High School Cafetorium.

We also offer a vocational nursing (VN) program, English classes for those for whom English is a second language, citizenship classes, and classes for disabled adults.


The LVN program provides hands-on training and experience through classroom learning and in-the-field learning through our community partnerships with Hillside Health Center, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Sutter Lakeside and others. Once students complete the VN program, they are ready to take the national board licensure exam to become licensed vocational nurse, qualified to work in many healthcare settings. We will begin a new VN class in January 2019, and will be accepting applications beginning July 1, 2018.  Program information is on our website at and applications will be posted there beginning July 1. 


We offer citizenship classes every Monday evening to assist students with the application process and prepare them for the interview. We will start our final class session on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 pm at 1056 N. Bush Street in Ukiah.


For adults with disabilities, we co-sponsor UVAH, where the goal is to help people with disabilities meet their full potential as individuals and productive citizens in our community. UVAH provides three main services. 1. The Rural Adult Program (RAP) that provides support in self-care, communication, community awareness, recreation/leisure activities, and vocational development to help people maximize their independence. 2. Mayacama Industries is an employment and vocational training program that provides work training and employment for people with disabilities to improve their work skills, habits and earnings community-based employment. 3. L.I.F.E. Services (Learning Independence from Experience) is designed to serve adults with developmental or other disabilities and 18-22 year old students with Independent Education Programs in their last year of school who want to be fully included in work and community life.


This summer, we are excited about a new offering. In collaboration with Redwood Community Services and the Mendocino/Lake Adult & Career Education Consortium, we will host a free 21st Century Soft Skills Boot Camp. This workshop will provide curriculum and instruction in ten employment skill areas, including adaptability, social diversity, self-awareness, communication, collaboration, empathy, resiliency and entrepreneurial mindset. Students can earn a badge in each area upon completion.

If you are unemployed and looking to improve your employability, this workshop is a fantastic opportunity. The workshop will be four hours a day, four days a week for six weeks. The dates and times will be determined soon and the information will be available on our website at Feel free to contact the school office for more information at (707) 463-5217.