Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Mark Beshirs

Principal Mark Beshirs has been working for JUHSD for the past twenty years. He began his career in the district at Jefferson High School where he completed his student teaching. He became Dean of Students at Jefferson in 2012, completing his Administrative Services Credential at that time. The following school year, he joined the admin team at Terra Nova High School as the Vice Principal of Administration, where he served for three years. In 2016, Mr. Beshirs returned to Jefferson High School as the principal. He accepted the principal position at Jefferson Adult at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.


Principal's Welcome

    • Mission Statement

      The mission of Jefferson Adult School is to provide all students with equitable access to quality educational opportunities that support achievement as productive and responsible members of our democratic society.

    • SLOs-Student Learning Outcomes:
      Jefferson Adult Education students will be able to:

    Set Goals

    Students will set realistic personal short-term goals and will break down major long-term goals into manageable ones by using time-lines or checklists.

    Achieve Skills

    Each student will show progress toward their short or long-term goals by comparing pre and post-measurements.

    Demonstrate Learning

    Students will use appropriate technology to identify, locate and evaluate information for personal, educational and workplace goals.


    Jefferson Adult Education is a WASC accredited school. If you would like more information regarding the process, please see the website of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges