Adult Education

See Also:

Adult and College Education – Special Needs
Community Learning – Adult Education and Activities
Community Learning – Senior Classes and Programs
Self-Directed Learning

Adult Alternative Diploma or Certificate Programs

Adult Education Resources and links

California Adult Education Provider Directory
Search for local Adult Education programs by entering your zip code.
(See below for Santa Cruz and Watsonville program contact info)

Santa Cruz Adult School
Santa Cruz Adult School serves the residents of north Santa Cruz County, including people living in the communities of Davenport, Scotts Valley, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel and Live Oak.  Offers mandated diploma / GED classes, parenting classes, and community special interest classes.

Santa Cruz Adult School ESL Program
319 La Fonda, Santa Cruz
“These ESL classes are ‘open entry’ throughout the year, providing instruction in English speaking, reading, writing and listening for adults who range in ability from absolute non-speakers of English to those who are nearly fluent.”

See also:

English as a Second Language Websites
ESL Activities Websites

California Distance Learning Project (for ESL)

Santa Cruz City Parks and Recreation Speed Reading Program
Offers classes on speed reading and comprehension training for students entering their senior year in high school, as well as adults and older adults.

Santa Cruz County Career Technical Education (CTE)Community Collaborative
CTE Community Collaborative offers classes and support to high school students and young adults that help students assess their interests and needs in order to access careers that are unlikely to be outsourced, such as Health and Public safety, Construction and Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Communication, Business and Information Systems, Industrial Technology, and Governmental/Social Services.

Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education
Offers Fine Arts, Personal Enrichment, Life Long Learning, Physical Fitness, Foreign Language, GED / High School Diploma, Parent Education, CBET, ESL, Career & Technical, Computers, Business/Financial, Human Resources, Driver Training / Safety Health & Safety, Online Classes.

Alternative, Charter, Independent Study and Homestudy High School Programs

Beach High School
(Individualized self-study and alternative high school program, consulting, and diploma program offered)

California High School Proficiency Examination

GED General Education Development Test

Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
(Provides youth 16 and older, and adults, the opportunity to acquire career training and
technical skills that prepare them for specific jobs.)