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. The schools and colleges work together to offer quality, affordable programs that set you on a path to college and a career.

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

Our programs serve to:

  • 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 that help students get through college easily, quickly, and affordably.
  • 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.
  • Improve students’ English and math skills through contextualized learning.
  • Provide students the tools to be “Career Ready” through resume assistance, job search strategies, interview preparation, and establish networking and LinkedIn assitance provided by the Career Readiness and Job Placement team at Skyline College.