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About California Adult Schools

California Adult Schools make it convenient and affordable for all students to reach their educational, training, career and personal goals. As part of the state’s public school districts, our schools develop skilled workers, strong families and successful communities by offering opportunities to learn at every stage of life.

Number of schools: 340
Students served per year: More than 1.2 million
Core programs:
  • Basic Reading & Math Skills
  • Job Training
  • High School Diploma
  • GED
  • ESL
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Parenting
  • Classes for Older Adults
  • Classes for Disabled Adults
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Representing teachers, administrators and institutions, the California Council for Adult Education is the professional organization that speaks for all elements of adult education. Legislative advocacy is just one important part of its mission to serve the needs and interests of adult education in California. Your support is essential.
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School Spotlight

Highlighting Promising Practices


In June 2013, four adult education agencies received 2012-13 Promising Practices awards from the CDE at the CASAS Summer Institute California Consortium. They were Corona Norco Adult School, Los Angeles Unified School District, Mt. San Antonio Community College District and Rancho Santiago Community College District. In this issue, ABC Adult School’s International Day program, is highlighted.