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Local Parolees Earn High School Equivalency Certificates

More than 30 Adult Re-Entry Program Clients Honored

Graduate in cap and gown walking down aisle

On June 23, more than 30 Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) Adult Re-Entry program clients walked across the stage at the Rosemont High School Performing Arts Center to receive their High School Equivalency certificates. They earned the certificates by passing the HiSET test developed by the Educational Testing Service.

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Adult Re-Entry program is operated at four sites across Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo counties. The programs aid men and women re-entering the community from state prison. SCOE and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) collaborate to address the needs of parolees who are at increased risk of violating their parole and/or returning to custody.

During the ceremony, Deputy Superintendent Sue Stickel was assisted in presenting certificates by Sacramento County Board of Education Trustees Greg Geeting and Jacquelyn Levy. In addition, Rancho Cordova Assemblyman Ken Cooley congratulated the clients on their accomplishments.

Adult Re-Entry program participants are eligible to receive assistance with literacy skills, High School Equivalency certificates and high school diplomas, math skills, vocational training referrals, and substance abuse education. Participants include men and women on parole who have been referred by their Parole Agent. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs.

Graduate in cap and gown receiving plaque
Graduate in cap and gown shaking hands with dignitaries