CCWF adult school celebrates graduation

ccwf graduates sitting together at the ceremony
CCWF awarded a grand total of 262 completion certificates to the incarcerated.

Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) Sierra Vista Adult School celebrated a two-day graduation.

The ceremony recognized:

  • 11 high school diplomas
  • 73 GEDS
  • 35 Associate of Arts degrees
  • One Bachelor of Arts degree
  • One Master’s degree
  • 102 Computer Related Technology (CRT) certifications
  • 39 Career Technical Education (CTE) certifications
  • and one college graduation diploma.

A grand total of 262 completion certificates were awarded to the incarcerated. Smiles and tears were shown on the proud faces of all who attended the event.

Many of the incarcerated students received their college degrees with Highest Honors, High Honors, Honors, Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude.

“This is a time of new beginnings, and I encourage each and every one of you to seize this opportunity. Embrace change, take risks, and follow your dreams. Be bold and be fearless. And never forget that you have the power to make your own destiny,” said Warden (A) Anissa De La Cruz.

Sierra Valley Adult School mission

The school’s mission is to promote rehabilitation by empowering students to expand their knowledge and develop their character by guiding them towards positive life choices. The adult school provides education opportunities through academic, career technical transitional and recreational programs to develop essential skills.

“Our staff are committed to supporting the population we serve in furthering their education regardless of where they are in their journey. We are proud. Our academic classes support students in earning a high school diploma or GED. We offer Career Technical Education classes that offer national certifications. We partner with colleges to provide higher education,” said Principal W. Olono.

The school at CCWF is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  The school collaborates with different junior colleges to offer an Associate’s degree and one California State University to offer a Bachelor’s degree. CCWF education department also encompasses library services, recreational services and a media specialist. 

Story by Lt. Monique Williams, AA/PIO
Central California Women’s Facility

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