The Grossmont Adult School was established in 1946 and is part of the Grossmont Union High School District. The Adult School serves the residents of east San Diego County, which includes the cities of La Mesa, El Cajon, Lemon Grove, Santee, and various unincorporated areas. San Diego’s East County, has approximately 500,000 residents according to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The Adult School serves more than 50,000 students annually and provides one of the most comprehensive programs in the state. Available classes reflect the ten mandated program areas and include fee-based community education. Additionally, the Adult School offers three apprenticeship programs, online course work, and academic and vocational programs for all the detention facilities throughout San Diego County.
The Grossmont Adult School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation is an assurance of quality and a guarantee that classes taken for credit will be accepted for credit by other educational institutions. All teachers are certified in their teaching area by the State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing.
The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other unlawful consideration, whether actual or perceived. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs. Listed below are the District's Compliance Officers:
TITLE IX (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex)
Randy Montesanto, Director I
P.O. Box 1043, La Mesa, CA 91944 Telephone: (619) 644-8009
SECTION 504 (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap)
Kathy Burton, Administrator
Academic Interventions & Alternative Programs
PO Box 1043, La Mesa, CA 91944 Telephone: 593-2760
It is the policy of the Governing Board to provide an educational environment free of sexual harassment. The Governing Board condemns sexual harassment of any district student by any person. The district administration will investigate and resolve all alleged complaints of sexual harassment of and take disciplinary action as required and authorized to remedy the situation. Each complaint shall be promptly investigated in a way that respects the privacy of all parties concerned. There will be no retaliation against any student for filing a complaint of sexual harassment or participating n the complaint process.
Complaints of sexual harassment shall be filed and processed in accordance with the complaining procedures set forth in Administrative Regulation AR5145.7.
Any student who believes that he or she has been the victim of sexual harassment should report it to the principal or designee or to another district administrator and obtain a copy of AR5145.7.