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About Twin Rivers Adult School

About Us

Twin Rivers Adult School is a California Adult School, that is part of the Twin Rivers Unified School District. We are postsecondary accredited through the Western Associations of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Our Allied Health program is accredited through the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)

History of Twin Rivers Adult School

Twin Rivers Adult School started as Grant Adult Education in 1937 by providing night classes for Grant High School. It later moved to the WWII baracks known as "Splinter City" on the now-closed McClellan AFB. In the 1970s English as a Second Language became part of Grant Adult Education with the passage of the Montoya Bill. In 1976 the Program for older adults was founded, and in 1980 the Adults with Disabilities program started in partnership with United Cerebal Palsy. In 1983 the Allied Health program begins fully accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

In 2007, to recognize Grant Adult Education's 70th anniversary, and the difference it has made in the community, the City of Sacramento designated March 12, 2007 as Grant Adult Education Day, and the County of Sacramento designated March 16, 2007 Grant Adult Education Day. Further, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, commended Grant Adult Education's teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication.

With the merger of the Grant Joint Union High School District with several other districts, the new district is named "Twin Rivers Unified School District" and Grant Adult Education has been renamed to "Twin Rivers Adult School"

Our Mission

Twin Rivers Adult School is committed to providing our diverse community with opportunities to achieve their personal, educational and vocational goals by becoming more responsible and productive members of society. As such, our mission is to help students gain knowledge and skills for employment, career advancement, and social responsibility.


Our Goals for Our Students

We have the following student learning outcomes that students who complete courses of study will be

self-directed achievers who

  • analyze data and solve problems (study information and work out problems)
  • initiate and complete tasks (start and finish every job)

valued community members who

  • apply knowledge and skills at home and at work (use what they learn at home and at work)
  • participate in outreach activities with individuals from diverse populations (work well with people from other cultures)

productive workers who

  • take responsibility for their performance at work and in the community (are good workers and good neighbors)
  • integrate written, verbal, and technological skills appropriately (use technology to write and speak better)

Non-Discrimination Notice

Twin Rivers Adult School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability.

Our Staff and Instructors

We have a dedicated staff that desire to help you achieve your educational goals.  All of our teachers are qualified to instruct their area, and hold an appropriate California Teaching Credential.  A current organizational chart is here.

More Information

For more information, you may wish to read our fact sheet, or the Wikipedia Article about our school, or contact us directly.