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1 WELCOMES YOU! Newport-Mesa Adult School

2 We are a community of learners and leaders! NMUSD Adult School

3 Newport-Mesa Adult School Mission Our mission is to provide lifelong educational opportunities and services which address the unique needs of individuals and communities by providing adults with the knowledge and skills necessary, including technology and 21 st century skills, to participate effectively as citizens, workers, parents and family members, and be contributing members of the local and global community.

4 Mission Translated Our mission is to provide lifelong educational opportunities and services which address the unique needs of individuals and communities by providing adults with the knowledge and skills necessary, including technology and 21 st century skills, to participate effectively as citizens, workers, parents and family members, and be contributing members of the local and global community. "Nuestra misión es de proporcionar las oportunidades y los servicios educativos de toda la vida que dirigen las necesidades extraordinarias de individuos y comunidades proporcionando los adultos con el conocimiento y habilidades necesarios, inclusive la tecnología y destrezas del siglo 21, para participar efectivamente como ciudadanos, los trabajadores, los padres y los miembros de la familia, y contribuyen a miembros de la comunidad local y global".

5 Our Main School Sites BESST Center map map Whittier El. map map CMHS map map

6 Newport-Mesa Adult School Classes !Career & Technical Education –Computers * = in Spanish –Digital Media –Office Communication / Spanish in the Workplace LocationDaysTime *BESST CenterMonday – Friday8:00 am – 11:00 am *BESST CenterMonday – Friday11:30 am – 2:30 pm BESST CenterMonday & Wednesday2:30 pm – 3:30 pm BESST Center (independent study) Monday – Thursday9:00 am – 9:00 pm BESST CenterMonday & Wednesday6:00 pm – 9:15 pm Whittier Adult SchoolMonday – Friday11:15 am – 2:15 pm Whittier Adult SchoolMonday5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

7 !Citizenship Class LocationDaysTime BESST CenterMonday & Wednesday6:00 pm – 9:15 pm Newport-Mesa Adult School Classes

8 ! English as a Second Language LocationDaysTime BESST CenterMonday – Friday8:00 am – 11:00 am BESST CenterMonday – Friday11:30 am – 2:30 pm BESST CenterMonday – Thursday6:00 pm – 9:15 pm Costa Mesa High SchoolTuesday & Thursday6:00 pm – 9:15 pm Whittier Adult SchoolMonday – Friday7:45 am – 10:45 am

9 Newport-Mesa Adult School Classes ! ESL Distance Learning –Study at home with videos/DVDs and workbooks!! –Meet one-on-one with a certificated ESL teacher once a week!!! LocationDaysTime Adams ElementaryMonday8:00 am – 11:00 am Wilson ElementaryTuesday8:00 am – 11:00 am BESST CenterTuesday4:00 pm – 5:30 pm BESST CenterWednesday10:30 am – 12:00 pm BESST CenterWednesday4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Pomona ElementaryThursday8:00 am – 11:00 am Paularino ElementaryFriday8:00 am – 10:00 am BESST CenterFriday10:30 am – 12:00 pm

10 Newport-Mesa Adult School Classes !Family Literacy Classes The goals of our Family Literacy classes are: –to improve basic literacy skills of parents, other significant adults, and children –to increase parents involvement in their childrens education –to enhance childrens development, school readiness, and school success –to enhance parenting (and/or caregiving) skills –to enhance parent (and/or other significant adult) and child relationships LocationDaysTime BESST CenterMonday – Friday8:00 am – 11:00 am BESST CenterMonday – Friday11:30 am – 2:30 pm Whittier Adult SchoolMonday – Friday7:45 am – 10:45 am

11 Newport-Mesa Adult School Classes !GED Preparation * = in Spanish LocationDaysTime BESST Center (independent study) Monday – Thursday9:00 am – 9:00 pm * BESST CenterMonday – Thursday2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

12 Newport-Mesa Adult School Classes !High School Diploma Classes (examples below) –Arts (Art History, Music Appreciation) –Career Exploration / Development –CAHSEE Preparation –Communication Technology –Economics –English Language Arts (English 1A – 4B) –History (American Govt, Geography, US History…) –Math (Algebra, Consumer Math, Geometry…) –Science (Earth, Health, Life, Physical…) –Study Skills LocationDaysTime BESST Center (independent study) Monday – Thursday9:00 am – 9:00 pm

13 Expected Schoolwide Learning Results Personal Success !Ability to set and meet goals (La capacidad de fijar y cumplir metas ) !Ability to improve through self-discipline and motivation (La capacidad de mejorar a través de autodisciplina y motivación) !Persistence (La persistencia )

14 Expected Schoolwide Learning Results Academic Success !Mastery of skills identified in course outlines (El logro de las habilidades identificadas en los objetivos del curso) !Ability to think critically, problem solve, and make informed choices (La capacidad para pensar críticamente, solucionar problemas y estar bien informado para tomar decisiones) !Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (La capacidad para comunicarse eficazmente, tanto oralmente como por escrito)

15 Expected Schoolwide Learning Results Workplace Success !Acquisition of workforce readiness skills (La adquisición de habilidades para estar preparado para el trabajo) !Application of professional and technical skills (La aplicación de habilidades técnicas y profesionales) !Ability to transfer personal, academic and social skills to the workplace (La capacidad para transferir habilidades personales, académicas y sociales en el ámbito laboral )

16 Expected Schoolwide Learning Results Workplace Success !Ability to work cooperatively (La capacidad para trabajar cooperativamente) !Acceptance and understanding diversity (La aceptación y el entendimiento de la diversidad) !Community involvement (La participación en la comunidad )

17 Multi-Advanced ESL Level 5-6 ! Length of course: –18 weeks –(ends June 18, 2009) ! Hours per session: –3 hours !Sessions per week: –___________________ ! Non-credit !Cost: FREE

18 Course Curriculum Students will learn: !Language Skills ! Life Skills ! Workplace Skills

19 Language Skills ! Listening ! Speaking ! Reading ! Writing ! Grammar

20 Life Skills 2008 Revised CASAS Competencies 2008 Revised CASAS Competencies ! Basic Communication ! Consumer Economics ! Community Resources ! Health ! Employment ! Government and Law ! Math ! Learning and Thinking Skills ! Computation

21 Workplace Skills SCANS Competencies !Resources: identify, organize, plan, and allocate human resources; !Interpersonal: participate as members of a team, teach others new skills, exercise leadership, negotiate, and work with diversity; !Information: acquire and evaluate information, organize and maintain information, interpret and communicate information; !Systems: understand how social and organizational systems work, monitor and correct performance; !Technology: select and apply appropriate technology

22 Evaluation Evaluation is based on multiple assessments: !Understanding & Using English Grammar unit tests !Class work and projects !Attendance and participation !Master the language skills criteria of the ESL Model Standards for Advanced ESL !CASAS reading tests !Understanding & Using English Grammar Promotional Test

23 Passing the Class Students will exit from Multi-Advanced when they meet the following criteria: !CASAS reading test: Score 236 or higher !Understanding & Using English Grammar Promotional Test: Score 75% or higher !Master the language skills criteria of the ESL Model Standards for Multi-Advanced

24 How Will You Learn? ! Role Play ! Team Projects ! Songs and Chants ! Technology ! Daily Oral Language ! Pair work (working with a friend) ! TPR (using your body to respond) ! Dictation ! Lecture !Using Real Things (Realia)

25 Materials for Success !Class Syllabus !Textbook ! Dictionary (Optional) ! 3 ring binder ! Paper ! Pencil or Pen ! Highlighter

26 Attendance Policy ! Notify the office of your absence. –BESST Center: (949) –CMHS: (714) –Whittier: (949) ! If you are absent without notification for one full week (5 days for Day Classes; 4 days for Night Classes), you will be dropped from the class to make room for other students on the waiting list.

27 Student Rules and Procedures !Children- Please leave children at home. It is a violation of NMUSD Adult School Policy to have children on campus during class time. Some daytime programs may have Infant/Toddler Programs; please follow site policy. ! Parking- Please park in the parking lot designated for Adult Education. DO NOT PARK in spaces marked for the Principal or Staff. Do not block driveways. Parking in handicapped spaces is very expensive and against the law if you do not have a clearly displayed handicapped placard. !Trash- Eat in designated areas only. All food wrappings, cups, and trash go into the OUTSIDE trash cans. DO NOT litter or drop your trash in planters or in the parking lot.

28 Continued !Attendance- Make every effort to arrive at school promptly and attend all classes. The more time you spend in the classroom, the more successful you will be in your learning !Absences- If you are absent for a full week without notifying your teacher or the office, you will be dropped from the class. If you plan to be absent, tell your teacher to prevent from being dropped. !Cell Phones- Turn off cell phones or set them to vibrate. !Student ID Cards- Carry your Student ID card with you. It is important to have your Student ID #. !Breaks- Break is 15 minutes. Please return from break ON TIME. Do NOT bring food or beverage into class. (949)

29 Continued !Gum Chewing- There will be NO GUM CHEWING allowed on any Adult Education campus. Teachers will enforce this District-wide policy. !Respect- We expect students to show their respect to their teachers and classmates at all times. Students may be asked to leave if conduct is inappropriate and/or disruptive. !Loitering- There will be no loitering outside classrooms during class. Relatives or friends need to wait for you in their cars or off campus. !Emergencies- You can be reached during class by calling the office. !Smoking- There is NO SMOKING anywhere on school grounds or in school buildings.

30 Staff ! All teachers are credentialed and highly qualified. !N-MUSD Adult School staff believes that we are ALL a community of learners and leaders.

31 Important Information ! ALL YOUR INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL ! Main Office Telephone: (949)

32 Have a great semester!


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