Dear Community Members,
Acalanes Adult Education enrollment increased significantly with the winter quarter in many classes and the new class offerings proved to be very popular with students. AAE teachers provide interesting, meaningful, relevant classes so that students return and repeat the classes or enroll in something new. The new facility provides our students and staff the latest technology to support classroom instruction. Students and visitors to the campus marvel at the architectural design and spaciousness throughout the 100 Building.
We are expanding the course offerings for the spring quarter and summer session in Art,Career-Technical Education, Fitness, the Humanities and Special Interest. Some of the new classes include Art Appreciation; American Novels, American Dreams; Conspiracies of the Twentieth-Century; Chair Yoga; Intermediate Acrylics and Oils; Intro to Monoprint; Pastels, and Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement. We hope that you find a class in the brochure that fits your interest!
The California Council for Adult Education – Contra Costa County Chapter honors nominees from adult schools throughout the county. This year Acalanes Adult Education nominated John Gilmore for an “Excellence in Teaching Award.” John has been a member of the AAE staff since 2005 teaching all levels of Mac computers,digital photography. The “Excellence in Support Services Award” nominee is Patty Purvis-Thielman. Patty is the district's webmaster and staffs the Technology Department’s help desk. Patty’s role in adult education is behind the scenes. She has escalated technology work orders for adult education, provided hands-on training on software, and left her desk to handle tasks when a district technician is not on site. The “Partners in Adult Education Excellence Award” nominee is the Rossmoor Computer Club. The RCC and Acalanes Adult Education have been partners since the1990’s. RCC has referred thousands of its members to Acalanes Adult Education for computer classes. Rossmoor is extremely supportive of the district and adult education. With the completion of the computer classrooms in the 400 Building (former Library), RCC and the district will continue this marvelous relationship. Congratulations to all nominees!