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Greetings! My name is Blanca Rochin, and I am the Principal of Downey Adult School. It is an honor and privilege to serve the community of Downey as well as the surrounding areas. Downey Adult School offers a variety of courses to our diverse community which includes English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. We have courses that lead to a High School Diploma or High School Equivalence (HSE) formerly known as the GED. We have 11 different Career Technical Education courses some of which are Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, EKG Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Massage Therapist, Court Reporter, Medical Biller Coder, Paralegal, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist and Vocational Nurse, many of which qualify for financial aid.

It is a privilege to be part of this extraordinary learning community of caring, experienced, highly qualified staff, dedicated to serving students. We want you to know that our first priority is helping you reach your educational, career, and personal goals.

Adult Education programs in California have struggled through difficult economic times. We are fortunate for the unwavering support of Downey Unified School District and its Board of Education for the broad array of programs we have continued to offer.

As we plan into the future, we are working collaboratively with Cerritos College and our newly-formed consortium - Partnership for Adult Academic and Career Education (PAACE).

Our classes are available both days and evenings throughout the school year. Our staff has the experience and expertise that, when combined with the dedication of the adult school students, makes for a winning combination! Stop by to visit our campus. I would be happy to give you a tour. While you are here, pick up an Adult School Catalog for a listing of all of the orientations and classes that are offered.

We look forward to meeting you and serving your needs.

Blanca Rochin, Principal


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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.
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