December 19, 2018
The Mt. San Jacinto College Adult Education program held a GED recognition ceremony recently for students who passed their GED test.
Nearly 30 students were invited to participate in the recognition ceremony and reception on Dec. 13, 2018 at the Menifee Valley Campus. Families and friends also attended to honor the students’ achievements.
The MSJC Adult Education program is designed for adults who wish to complete their high-school education and earn a high-school equivalent diploma.
“Even after all the many obstacles that got in my way, the many ups and downs, I stayed motivated, committed, and worked with dedication to attain my high school equivalency,” said Isabel Rivas, 27 of Temecula.
Half of the students plan to transition into career certificate or associate degree programs at MSJC, said Amy Campbell, director of Continuing Education & Adult Programs.
MSJC offers high school equivalency (HSE) courses that prepare students to take the GED. Although GED programs are available online, MSJC is one of few programs in the region that offers the on-ground classes. On-ground classes allow students to have traditional in-class instruction, which means more students are successful at MSJC and completing the program.
The classes are free and are offered at the San Jacinto Campus, Menifee Valley Campus and the Temecula Higher Education Center. MSJC also partners with Perris Adult School and offers classes at the Perris Adult School and Perris High School. For more information, visit msjc.edu/AdultEd or call 951-487-3707.
GED program students during the recognition ceremony on December 13, 2018 at MSJC Menifee Valley Campus. Isabel Rivas, fifth student pictured (left to right).
Isabel Rivas addressing fellow GED students and guests during the recognition ceremony on December 13, 2018 at MSJC Menifee Valley Campus