Mission Statement and ESLR’s
The Downey Adult School Career and Education Center, an institution of higher education, provides high-quality, relevant, and accessible programs for adults in a variety of areas, including English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Diploma (HSD), General Education Development (GED), and Career Technical Education (CTE), resulting in personal enrichment and/or gainful employment.
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
Students will demonstrate the skills of critical thinking by:
- acquiring fundamental skills specific to their individual program area.
- exhibiting active problem solving skills
- analyzing and applying new information to real life situations
Students will demonstrate the ability to continue in lifelong learning by:
- seeking continual growth through self-direction, motivation, and discipline.
- developing confidence in their ability to succeed
- achieving personal and professional goals that benefit family and community
Students will communicate effectively as citizens, workers, consumers, parents, and family members by:
- articulating ideas clearly in verbal and written form
- using listening and reading skills to acquire needed information
- utilizing appropriate technology to communicate
Students will be productive, contributing community members by:
- accessing community and government resources
- working cooperatively
- participating in community and civic activities
The Downey Unified School District Policy prohibits smoking on all district campuses and in district vehicles. Students and employees are not allowed to smoke on school grounds, parking lots, or in parked vehicles.
* NO SMOKING ON ANY DOWNEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY
Sexual harassment of or by any employee or of or by any student shall not be allowed. Sexual harassment is prohibited by the Downey Unified School District and may result in disciplinary action to the offending employee or student.
Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone under any of the conditions delineated in Ed Code 212.5.
An individual or group feeling subjected to sexual harassment should directly inform the offending person/persons that such conduct must stop. Any conduct of a sexual nature following such notice may be determined to be sexual harassment.
The District will take appropriate action to protect the reporting individual or group from retaliation or other forms of harassment.
Certificates of Accomplishment
Students who successfully complete a course and who have attended 85% or more of the total class sessions are eligible for a Certificate of Accomplishment. Ask your instructor for details regarding the necessary form which must be completed to receive a certificate.
This school district adheres to a policy of nondiscrimination regarding race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, physical handicap, medical condition, or age, and complies with the requirements of Title IX in its employment practices and education programs.
Uniform Complaint Procedure (Procedimiento Para Demandas):
Complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with state or federal law in adult basic education, consolidated aid programs, vocational education, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs and special education programs should be made to the Adult School Principal (562)940-6200. Local civil law remedies, such as local legal assistance agencies and private legal counsel are also available and listed in the phone book under Legal Services.
Demandas por discriminación o falta de cumplimiento de la ley estatal o federal en educación básica de adultos, programas de ayuda, educación vocacional, cuidado, desarrollo y nutrición de niños, o programas de educación especial, deberán ser dirigidas al Director de la Escuela de Adultos (562)940-6200.
DAS Strategic Plan, 2018 to 2022
We are pleased to present our Strategic Plan for 2018-2022. The plan has been developed to guide and inspire the continuing growth and excellent performance of Downey Adult School in providing high-quality services to adults in the City of Downey and the surrounding areas.
You can see the report by CLICKING HERE.
Rates for Completion and Placement and Licensure
Summary of Program Data for
Downey Adult Career and Education Center
Students Graduating July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Reported December 2016
|COE Minimum Benchmarks:||60%||70%||70%|
|Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs||DAS|
|Clinical Medical Assistant||70%||70%|
|Medical Biller Coder||69%||87%|
|Emergency Medical Technician||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016|
|EKG/ECG||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016|
|Phlebotomy Technician||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016|
|Advanced Private Security Academy||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016|
|Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016||Not Reported in 2016|
*There were no graduate completers in this program during this time period.
As mandated by Downey Adult School Career and Education Center’s accreditation agency, the Council on Occupational Education, the Job Placement rate is calculated as follows: The numerator consists of all graduates within the specified time period that got training-related jobs. The denominator consists of all graduates within the specified time period. Excluded from this calculation were graduates unavailable for employment because of pregnancy and other serious health-related issues, caring for ill family members, or death; and graduates who refused employment or enrolled in a program strictly for personal use.
The Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org