A gem in the Nevada County educational community is Adult Education. “Adult Ed” is provided by the Nevada Joint Union High School District and meets the needs of many residents whether they are seeking a high school diploma, a General Education Development Certificate (GED), learning the English language, or seeking employment certifications.
Anita Bagwell, Director of Alternative Education and Principal of the district’s Adult Ed program is responsible for the various offerings throughout Nevada county. One program that is especially successful is the GED/Diploma program offered through a partnership at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.
The success of Adult Ed in the correctional facility exceeds many programs throughout the state.
Other programs offered by Adult Education outside of the facility include an English Language Development class.
Bagwell also talks about another certification program that can benefit many Nevada County residents.
Ms. Bagwell is quick to credit program successes to her teachers. Teachers that are dedicated to the cause, and seek to help adults move from where they are to where they want to be.
Any resident 18 years of age or older is eligible for Adult Education courses.