Sue Pon, Administrator
OUSD Adult & Career Education
Fall 2014 Update
Oakland Adult and Career Education:
OACE has opened our doors as an official Pearson Vue GED
Testing Site for students in the OACE High School Equivalency program! We are
able to provide support and “high-touch” service for students, starting with
program orientation to classroom instruction to GED testing.
is now a part of the Oakland Unified School District Office of Post-Secondary Readiness Division, with Deputy
Chief Bernard McCune.
This is an
opportunity to more closely articulate Adult Education instruction with K-12.
pleased to be a component of the Literacy Lab Implementation package offered to
OUSD K-12 schools by Oakland Reads 2020 http://www.oaklandreads.org/ and
Oakland Technical Exchange West at http://www.otxwest.org/.
The partner host school will receive a refurbished computer lab with strong
network connectivity, and eligible families will receive a free home computer
from OTX West. This fall, OACE is providing a 50-hour Computer Family Literacy
course to parents at Horace Mann Elementary School, REACH Academy and Garfield
We continue to plan for the future of OACE:
- The Northern Alameda County Regional
Consortium for Adult Education is working with staff and stakeholders to better
coordinate Adult Education services with Adult Schools and the Peralta
Community College. Chris Nelson is coordinating the Consortium.
- OACE is in the process of renewing our
accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Teachers
Elizabet Wendt and Roger Chretien are leading our Self Study process.
are grateful to the staff, volunteers and partners for their dedication to the
adult learners in Oakland during these times of challenge and transition.
will soon engage in strategic planning, with a grant from the Y&H Soda
Foundation. The goal is for to grow in a thoughtful and strategic manner that meets the complex needs of the
Oakland community, with integrity and accountability.