Many school districts across California operate adult schools offering high quality education in a user-friendly environment. Programs include vocational training, adult high school diploma, GED test preparation, and English as a Second Language. Career-related courses differ from district to district.
High School students can enroll in adult schools to make up credits toward graduation or to enrich their academic program. To participate, students must have a written release from their high school counselor and be enrolled in a full six-period day at their home high school. To be eligible, a meeting with the student’s high school counselor and their parents is mandatory.
Adult schools offer flexible schedules. Many classes are “open entry” and students can enroll at any time during the school year. The high school diploma program meets all California graduation requirements as well as those of the local district. Included in the program of adult schools is a wide range of “courses for older adults.” Any adult 18 years of age or older can take high interest courses such as upholstering, ceramics, estate planning, just to name a few.
Some examples of popular classes include:
- Medical Assistant
- Optometric Assistant
- Banking Technology
- Office Technology
- Home Construction