The mission of Washington Unified School District, THE GATEWAY TO EXTRAORDINARY POSSIBILITIES, is to challenge and support each student to develop effective critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills as a life-long learner acting in an ethical manner to serve a broader community through a community of learners.
Washington Adult School, part of WUSD, has been offering programming to adults in the greater West Sacramento region since 1938. Adults 18 years of age and older return to Washington Adult School to complete their high school diploma or earn a high school equivalency (GED/Hi-SET), learn English, gain skills leading to US Citizenship, or to advance their skills and earn industry certification in high-demand, high skill, or high wage career fields.
Washington Adult School, also referred to as WAS, helped over 700 students in 2017-18 take steps toward reaching their educational and career goals. Academic programming is located primarily at the Yolo Education Center (919 Westacre Road) and career training certification courses are located primarily at Bryte College and Career Training (637 Todhunter Avenue). Beyond Yolo and Bryte, WAS currently offers English as a second language courses at Elkhorn Village K-8. WAS is a proud Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act partner and teams with multiple support agencies throughout Yolo County to provide wrap around support to students. We also are close partners with Sacramento City College and our local industry. Our goal is to help our students transition successfully to higher-level courses at college or to enter family-sustaining employment.
Civil Rights Compliance
All educational and vocational opportunities are offered without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color or mental or physical disability. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in educational and vocational programs.
Uniform Complaint Procedures
It is the intention of the Board of Education that every member of the community shall have the right for prompt and orderly redress of a grievance relating to an alleged violation of federal and state laws or regulations of education programs. Therefore, pursuant to California Code Regulation, Title 5, Section 4600, the District has developed necessary procedures to process a complaint regarding educational services provided by the adult school. A copy of the uniform complaint policy is available at each site where adult education is offered. A complaint should be addressed first to the Director of College and Career Readiness. More information about the process can be found at our district website.