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Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute
1880 Blackstock Avenue ◊ Simi Valley, CA 93065 ◊ Phone (805) 579-6200
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The mission of Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute is to educate and empower students to meet their goals through participation in accredited, technologically advanced, vocational, academic and personal enrichment programs that prepare them for leading successful lives in the global community.

Special Features
The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute is not your ordinary adult education program. Most adult schools in California do not have the scope and depth of occupational training programs available to students in Simi Valley.

The Simi Valley Adult School has the largest number of medical and dental training programs among all the adult education programs in the state of California. Most of the Medical/Dental career training programs have specific beginning and ending dates.

Most of the other occupational training programs, such as all the computer software classes, welder and machinist training programs are open entry, open exit, which means students may enroll at any time throughout the year. Please note: When an open-entry class reaches full student capacity, students may have to be placed on a waiting list.

Several types of certificates and certifications are offered by the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute. Among them are:
  • High School Diploma issued by authority of the Simi Valley Unified School District and the California Department of Education
  • General Educational Development (GED) Test Preparation and Exam Administration. The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute is an official GED Testing Center.
  • Occupational Training Certificates in more than 200 different occupations.
  • Welder Certifications - Approved testing lab for City of Los Angeles Department of Building Safety.
The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the accrediting agency for both public and private schools and colleges in the western United States. This accreditation covers all education programs offered by the adult school.

Click here to view Simi Valley Adult School's Expected Schoolwide Learning Results.

Some of the occupational training programs operated by the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute are additionally accredited by various accrediting or approval agencies.  Those programs include:
  • School of Cosmetology - California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified Nurse Assistant.
Simi Valley Unified School District Non-Discrimination Policy
SVUSD does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color or disability in any program or activity.

Administration and Counselors
Michele Arso Principal
Giselle Bice Assistant Principal
Holly Correa Assistant Principal
Mel Vines Assistant Principal
Adrienne Linero Counselor
Nicole Pacheco Counselor
Jeanette O’Brien Public Information Officer

Teachers Wanted
Simi Valley Adult Education is committed to offering a curriculum that meets the needs of both the community and a continually evolving workplace. Click here for a current list of posted instructor positions. If you have a natural ability to teach and are interested in sharing your knowledge and skills in any number of subject areas, please contact the Simi Valley Adult School to request a Teaching Interest Application. Call (805) 579-6200. Or click here for an application you can fill in online and then print out and mail to us. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required. Download it free.)

A State of California Teaching Credential is required to teach in most adult education classes. Those who do not hold a credential may qualify to apply for one.

Professional experts are occasionally employed to provide students with particular expertise.  A teaching credential is not required in these instances. Call (805) 579-6200, ext. 1630 for information on teaching opportunities.

Business Technology Testing Service
Business-skills testing is available at a reasonable cost for job seekers and employers who require this service. Call (805) 579-6200 ext. 1720 to schedule tests. Testing areas include:
  • Typing/Keyboarding
  • Business Spelling
  • Percents
  • Decimals
  • Ten-key
  • Lotus/Excel
  • Punctuation
  • Fractions
  • Business English
  • Shorthand
  • Word
  • WordPerfect
  • Elective Testing.
Counseling Office
The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute Counseling Office provides class information and guidance related to all aspects of academic studies and vocational training at the adult school. Academic, career and personal counseling services are available in the Adult School Counseling Center. Counselors, holding State of California Pupil Personnel Services Credentials, are available during both day and evening hours.

The counseling staff gives personal attention to students. Make your first stop the Counseling Office when you visit Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute. Appointments are not necessary.

Disabled Individuals
The adult school accommodates individuals with disabilities. Forty-eight hours advance notice is required to meet special needs for public meetings. If special accommodations are required for school attendance, call 579-6200, ext. 1618 for more information.

Cell Phones
Click here to read a message from the Simi Valley Unified School District Superintendent concerning cell phones.
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