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Academic Programs

English Second Language Classes (ESL) 
          Students will learn how to speak, read and write English. Our ESL classes focus on important everyday living and or employment subjects. We offer ESL levels 1-6 and an option for elective classes on Wednesday mornings. 
                  Wednesday elective options are; Citizenship, Financial Literacy, Conversation or Basic Computer skills.
Cost: Free       
Class Schedule Options: 
Monday and Thursday 9:00 am - 12:40 pm 
Tuesday and Friday   9:00 am- 12:40 pm 
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm

The application process for the HSD program includes: completion of the documentation for enrollment, a transcript evaluation, an appointment with the principal (as needed) and an assessment. Students need to be within 50 credits of completing the requirements for graduation to be eligible to enroll in the HSD program. We use APEX for the HSD program. Students must have the literacy/ numeracy skills to access the content and curriculum of APEX or they are ineligible to enroll in the program.

Please keep in mind per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), confidentiality rights transfer to the student at the age of 18. Adult students must contact the Adult School directly/ in person to start the application process. Legally, adult students need to consent to enrollment and their signatures are needed on the documents. The Adult School will not discuss enrollment of adult students with 3rd parties, not even with well-meaning relatives or parents. As a staff member (counselor) from the transferring school or Ed Services, we can discuss with you when your students come to apply for our program and the program we provide but each student needs to initiate the application process themselves.


High School Diploma Credit Requirements
Students within 60 credits of graduation are encouraged to enroll. We encourage students who need to complete more than 60 credits to attend Adult Schools in neighboring districts.
English 30 units
Mathematics (10 credits must include Algebra) 20 units
Life Science 10 units
Physical Science 10 units
World History I & II 10 units
U.S. History I & II 10 units
U.S. Government 5 units
Economics 5 units
Voc. Ed./Fine Arts/Foreign Language 10 units
Electives 20 units


***ESL courses and English taken in foreign countries do not count towards the English requirements for Adult School graduation.


Students can get general elective credit for work experience. Students can receive up to a maximum of 20 credits for 120 hours of work performed after their start date at the Adult School.


To register students need to attend a registration date at Adult School office with an official transcript to start the application process at that time they will receive a testing appointment for the following week. When the student is not eligible for the program because of a deficiency in credits, the student will be notified prior to their testing appointment (if transcripts are provided prior to the testing appointment). When students are not eligible for the high school diploma program due to a deficiency in test scores, students will be notified prior to the first day of classes. If test scores or official transcripts are not available 1 week prior to the start of classes, the student’s start will be delayed until the appropriate materials are received and a determination of eligibility has been made by the school.

Our GED/ HSE classes teach students basic skills in reading, math, science, history, and high school equivalency preparation. Taking this class can help you improve your knowledge and skills in various topics helping you gain confidence in achieving your GED. Classes are also appropriate for advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students. 
Community Education classes change on a quarterly basis, and cost is $95 per term, per class.
 Sewing/Fashion Design      &           Quilting
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm                    Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This is a beginner to advanced class. This course prepares students with the skills, knowledge needed for fashion and textile design occupations.  Instruction includes such topics as identification and analysis of textiles and textile products; elements and principles of design; garment construction; merchandising and fashion forecasting.  Students develop skills to illustrate designs; create color charts with interesting pattern and texture variations; design apparel (including draping, pattern making, and grading); and develop and merchandise a line.
Teacher: Pat Schuchert
Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm 
Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
This is a beginner to advanced class.  Instructor will guide you through a project of your choosing.  Bring your own supplies.
Teacher: Ferdos Modjarrad
Introduction to Computer Skills * February 2024, Free of Cost
Tuesday or Thursday 6pm-8pm 
This is a beginning computer class. Instructor will guide you and teach you basic computer skills and related terminology to expand your skills. This course will be offered as two separate classes, options being Tuesday's class in Spanish or Thursday's class in English. 
* Starting in February 2024:
Computer Networking and Information Technology Certification (CNIT); cost $215 per term
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Monday and Thursday 9:00 am - 12:40 pm 
Tuesday and Friday   9:00 am- 12:40 pm 
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm