Principal’s Message

What have you learned lately?

We wholeheartedly believe in lifelong learning at National City Adult School and offer a wide variety of opportunities for adults to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals.

Classes are conveniently scheduled both days and evenings throughout the year. Some of our courses also qualify for Veterans Administration Benefits. Our staff has the experience and expertise, that when combined with the dedication of adult students, makes for a winning combination! If you are entering, or re-entering the workplace; seeking a promotion or pay raise based on higher qualifications or training; need to satisfy prerequisites for employment or college; wish to explore other fields; or just enjoying your retirement; please consider what we have to offer.

Current course offerings include:


English for Second Language Learners (speaking, reading, and writing)

Adult Basic Education

GED or HiSET Preparation

High School Diploma

CCENT and IC3 certifications in Information Technology

Digital Media Arts (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro)

Welding Technologies (S.M.A.W., G.M.A.W. F.C.A.W., G.T.A.N.)

Certified Nurse Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant

Culinary Arts / Pastry Chef

Come visit our campus. While you are here, check out our listing of courses offered at each of the 4 Adult Schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

As the Principal of National City Adult School I am proud to serve and support the communities of National City and the South Bay. As a career educator, I can say it is rare to enter a classroom where all of the students sincerely want to be there. Adult school students are not fooling around! They defer the distractions of cellphones and socializing and are engaged and invested in their learning. I am consistently inspired by their diligence and achievements.

Thank you!

Dr. Jay Marquand, Principal