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California Adult Schools: Learning for Life

Do you need a job? Do you need a better job? Has the lack of a high school diploma or GED certificate held you back? We can help.

Through a vast array of programs and courses, most of them offered free or at very low cost, California Adult Schools assist all adults—including parents, older adults, disabled adults, and recent immigrants—deal with the complexities of life in California. Our system of nearly 400 schools makes it convenient and affordable for all students to reach their educational, training, career and personal goals.

School Spotlight

AB 86 News and Updates

The AB 86 Adult Education Consortium Planning Grant for Funding Fiscal Year 2013-14 has been formally awarded to districts that applied for funding. This is another step forward in the process of planning and forming Regional Consortia.


School Spotlight

Basic Ed or GED?

Students who are new to an adult school program, often don’t know whether to choose an Adult Basic Education, high school diploma, or GED class. The answer depends on each student’s particular skills and goals. Over a decade ago, Sweetwater Union High School District Adult Education established an Academic Orientation program to solve this problem.