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Martinez Adult Education

Martinez Unified School District



    Through our partnership with America’s Job Centers of
    California (AJCC) and EastBay Works, Martinez Adult Education will be an access site to connect you to the many training and education opportunities offered by AJCCs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. For more information on connecting to AJCC resources, please call (925) 335-5890.



    8:00 am–4:00 pm
    5:30 pm–8:00 pm

    8:00 am–4:00 pm
    5:30 pm–8:00 pm

    8:00 am–4:00 pm
    5:30 pm–8:00 pm

    8:00 am–4:00 pm
    5:30 pm–8:00 pm

    8:00 am–1:30 pm


    Main Office

    Suzanne Murphy
    Director of Adult Education

    Cindy Santos
    Office Manager

    Adult Secondary Office (High School Diploma and Equivalency
    (925) 335-5890, Ext. 3994

    Business Training Center Office
    925-335-5890, Ext. 3983

    ESL Office
    925-335-5890, Ext. 3920

     Latest News

    Fall classes at Martinez Adult Education begin on August 27, 2018. Don't delay, give us a call to secure your spot in class!

    We have friendly and informed office personnel, dedicated teachers, and approachable administrators all teaming together to help you succeed in gaining marketable job skills, learning English, earning a high school diploma, preparing for high school equivalency exams, and developing computer skills.

    Discover a career that combines technology and fashion—and is in demand! Employment of opticians is expected to grow by as much as 18.2 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than average. The Optical Assistant Training program is designed to help you prepare for an entry-level position as an optical technician, optical lab technician or contact lens fitter. Jobs like these require an interesting mix of clinical skills, salesmanship, and style including knowing how to: conduct basic eye exams, fit eyeglasses and contact lenses for people with eye problems, and fill prescriptions from both ophthalmologists and optometrists. The program is approximately 16 weeks with monthly starts beginning on September 10, 2018. Learn more >


    Rubicon and 9 Local Organizations Join Forces to End Unemployment in Contra Costa County. This collaborative will expand access and quality of resources for those in need of a job or career change. Learn more >


    The staff in the Career, Academic, and Support Services office is here to help you explore careers, find jobs, write resumes and cover letters and get ready for interviews.

    Our staff can help you develop a personalized plan that addresses your specific goals. Drop in or call to make an appointment today to get started!

    Going back to school later in life is terrifying, humbling, and empowering. After a successful profession in the restaurant industry, I wanted a career change. I never imagined it would be a journey that would change my life.

    I started off with the Microsoft Office Suite class known as the “boot camp.” After a few days in this class, I realized why it was called the boot camp. My body was feeling pain where I never felt pain before; I was so out of my element. My instructor, Linda Yocum, guided me and my fellow students gave me the support I needed to finish the program.

    The instructors at Martinez Adult Education care about the students and their success. The students should be thankful for their instructors, I know I am. I am now employed, and I am looking forward to completing my associate degree soon. My life and future are much better today than a year ago, because of the staff at Martinez Adult Education. Thank you!


    Schoolwide Learning Outcomes

    1. Apply learned skills, study habits, and knowledge, to prepare and assist in future life transitions

    2.Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and digital form

    3. Recognize and engage in learning opportunities that are responsive to an ever-changing world and workplace

    4. Exercise critical thinking skills by applying problem-solving strategies in various settings

    5. Work collaboratively and independently in a diverse environment.


    MAE Vision & Mission

    Meet the evolving individual and community needs through accessible, effective education enabling our students to achieve their educational and career goals.

    Transforming lives by raising academic and literacy levels, providing workforce training and access to post-secondary education, and encouraging students to become active community participants.


    Fall Quarter: August 27–November 16, 2018
    • Registration Open for Fall Classes

    August 23, 2018
    • In Service for MAE Staff
    • 8:30 am–3:00 pm

    August 27, 2018
    • Fall Quarter Begins

    September 3, 2018
    • Labor Day/No Classes

    September 6, 2018
    • All MAE Student Orientation
    • 9:30 am–10:00 am
    • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

    September 24, 2018
    • Benefits to College Presentation
    • 9:30 am–10:30 am

    September 25, 2018
    • Benefits to College Presentation
    • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

    October 8, 2018
    • Professional Development Day
    • 8:30 a.m-3:00 p.m.

    November 12, 2018
    • Veterans Day/No Classes

    November 19-23, 2018
    • Thanksgiving Break

    November 26, 2018
    • Winter Quarter Begins

    December 21, 2018–January 6, 2019
    • Winter Break

    January 7, 2019
    • Classes Resume

    January 21, 2019
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day/No Classes

    February 15, 2019
    • No Class

    February 18, 2019
    • Presidents' Day/No Classes

    March 2, 2019
    • End of Winter Quarter

    March 4, 2019
    • Spring Quarter Begins

    April 1-6, 2019
    • Spring Break/No Classes

    May 27, 2019
    • Memorial Day/No Classes

    May 31, 2019
    • Last Day of Spring Quarter

    June 3, 2019
    • First Day of Summer Quarter

    July 4, 2019
    • Independence Day/No Classes

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