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Harbor Community Adult School
To provide dynamic educational programs & support services responsive to the diverse needs of students in our communities. To empower students with the knowledge & skills needed to function effectively in an ever-changing society.

A student says: "At HCAS, I completed ESL and ABE and earned my high school diploma.I worked there as a teacher's assistant while I studied to get my teaching credential. I am now a tenured teacher... at HCAS. It's a truly wonderful place. For me, it's family. "

LAUSD is the 2nd largest school district in the nation, and our Adult Education Program is the largest, most research-based, and the most comprehensive. Harbor CAS has been serving our community since 1912 and offers high-quality, no cost/low-cost classes. We take pride in taking education into communities where it is needed.

Harbor Community Adult School
950 W. Santa Cruz St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 547-4425
Fax: (310) 832-3489
Website: www.harborcas.com
Contact Email Address: lnelm1@lausd.net
District: Los Angeles USD
Lead Administrator: Dr. Lanny M. Nelms, Principal

About Harbor Community Adult School
Year Established: 1912
Number of Students: 8000
Our unique strengths include:
  • We have one of the highest adult graduation rates in the Division.
  • Our community ties are particularly strong.
  • We have two model family literacy programs.
  • We have a stable, dedicated faculty and staff.

Our Facilities
Our main campus is located in San Pedro. We serve San Pedro, Wilmington, Lomita, Harbor City, and Harbor Gateway. We have seven major branches and classes at 21 sites throughout our communities.

What's New?
Last year was the second consecutive time that we received a 6-year WASC Accreditation without a mid-term visit.

Available Programs
  • Adult Basic Skills
  • Job Training
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • High School Diploma
  • GED (General Educational Development)
  • Parent Education Classes
  • Classes for Older Adults
  • Classes for Disabled Adults

Additional Programs
  • Distance Learning ESL, Citizenship, Parent Ed and G.E.D.
WASC Rating: 6-years, no mid-term visit


Key Dates and Events
  • 2009-09-08: Fall Term Begins
  • 2010-02-05: Fall Term Ends
  • 2010-02-08: Spring Term Begins
  • 2010-06-25: Spring Term Ends
  • 2010-06-22: Graduation