Calvin Combs, an inmate at the El Dorado County Correctional Facility, was joined by jail staff as well as EDCOE administrators to celebrate a significant step in his rehabilitation - earning his high school diploma. Combs is one of the 45 students currently enrolled in the EDCOE Adult Education program at the Placerville jail. Combs credits this accomplishment to those who have offered him support while participating in the inmate school program. “My teacher and the jail staff continued to check in with me on a weekly basis and encouraged me to improve my circumstances.”
Of those participating, approximately 20% receive individualized instruction to earn a GED, a high school diploma, individualized job training, as well as the opportunity to explore college-level classes. In addition to serving the population of Placerville Jail, EDCOE provides many Adult Education programs throughout the county. EDCOE has collaborated with the Community Corrections Partnership to provide educational services to both the Placerville and South Lake Tahoe Jails, as well as the Community Corrections Center located in Shingle Springs - operated by the El Dorado Probation Department.
Once enrolled in Charter’s Adult Education program, students are able to pursue an education tailored to meet their unique needs, whether it’s a high school diploma, a GED, ESL classes, or many online Short-term Career Technical Education Certifications.
More information about Charter’s Adult Education programs can be found at http://aded.edcoe.org, or (530) 295-2291.
Celebrating his high school diploma is Calvin Combs (center), Gary Sutherland, Principal (left), and Cheryl Urbani, Teacher (right), Charter Adult Education.