Adult-Education College and Career Educational Leadership (ACCEL) recognizes that every path toward success is unique. Whether you are an adult learner with a goal to improve your education, gain employment, or connect with your community—we can help you toward your vision.

We provide opportunities for adult learners at Skyline College, Jefferson Adult School, and South San Francisco Adult School.

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ACCEL Programs

We currently offer several classes and events that help students get college and career ready. Students who enroll in these classes receive academic and career counseling, internship and employment assistance, and guided support for entering into Skyline College. The events are designed help to connect students to important resources, information, and receive college preparation tools. 

Fall 2019 Events          


The Adult-Education College and Career Educational Leadership (ACCEL) is the planning body for San Mateo County’s Adult Education Block Grant funding.

The consortium includes the San Mateo Community College District, five adult schools, K-12 district offices, and several regional community partners throughout the county.

Locally, North County’s Collaborative Action Team includes Skyline College, Jefferson Adult School, and South San Francisco Adult School.

Our programs serve to:

  • Improve students’ English and math skills through contextualized learning.
  • Increase student knowledge of community resources and support services and provide dedicated support staff in assisting students with financial planning and increasing academic, life, and leadership skills.
  • Create a structured and clear pathway into Skyline College that is specifically designed for adult education students. This includes guided support during the application process and access to college level courses (available on adult school sites) that help students get through college easily, quickly, and affordably.
  • Provide career exploration in the classroom, hands-on experience through internship opportunities, and acquisition of industry recognized certificates to improve students’ employability and career options.