Delta Sierra Adult Education Alliance

Classes and Programs for Adult Learners in the San Joaquin Valley

The Delta Sierra Adult Education Alliance offers classes and programs to help you reach your educational, training, career and personal goals.



The following programs are offered at sites throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Career Pathways
  • Basic Skills
  • High School Diploma/Equivalency


Adult Classes are held at the following locations:

Learning Community

A Learning Community is the same group of students enrolled in the same classes together sharing a bond and creating a community. The work in one class relates to the work in other classes and supports the assignment and understanding of each in the Learning Community. Learn more about the DARTE Learning Community at San Joaquin Delta College.

DARTE Learning Community


About the Delta Sierra Adult Education Alliance
Mission & Overview


Accelerate Adult Learners’ successful transition to college, career, and community.


  • Ongoing, permanent Adult Education funding and policy
  • $539 million annual state funding; $8.5 million for our region
  • Creates Regional Consortia to coordinate resources to support adult education
  • Authorized members are Community Colleges, K12 Adult Schools and County Offices of Education
Members & Preliminary Partners


  • Lodi Adult School
  • Manteca Adult School
  • Stockton School for Adults
  • Tracy Adult School
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • San Joaquin County Office of Education
  • Calaveras County Office of Education
  • Wind River Adult School

Preliminary Partners

  • California Human Development
  • Catholic Charities
  • Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin
  • El Concilio
  • Family Resource & Referral Center
  • HealthForce Partners
  • Housing Authority of San Joaquin County
  • San Joaquin County Probation Department
  • San Joaquin County WorkNet
  • San Joaquin County Human Services Agency
Purpose & Benefits


  • Clear community need to support clients in building their self-efficacy in achieving their educational, career and community goals
  • Opportunity to build on best practices regarding career pathways leading to family-sustaining careers
  • Opportunity to leverage available educational, workforce and social service funding to maximize community benefit
  • High levels of regional need: poverty, low educational attainment, limited English language abilities and unemployment


  • Strengthen communities: Higher adult education levels increase earnings, personal health and child academic success
  • Enhance how educational and social service organizations serve students through regional coordination
  • Support the development of a skilled workforce to meet local employer needs and support regional economic and community competitiveness
  • Partnered with Hospitals and Workforce to launch HealthForce Partners sector partnership
  • Initiated development of Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) pathway
  • Hired Transition Specialists at Adult Schools to support transition to college, career & community
  • Implemented a referral management software platform: CommunityPro Suite
  • Piloted Integrated Education and Training courses
  • Expanded offerings of ESL, Basic Skills, and High School Diploma
  • Leveraged Regional Professional Development (instruction, data)
Heather Maloy
Project Manager for the Delta Sierra Adult Education Alliance Program
(209) 954-5151, ext: 5012