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ADULT BASIC AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

Programs: Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education
offers instructional programs in English and Spanish to assist students in completing their secondary education. 

The programs are:

• High School Diploma (English only) fully accredited program for students wishing to complete a high school diploma. Graduates must be within 30 credits of finishing. Classes offered include: Applied Art, English, Health, Social Studies, Math, Science. Fine art other than english, and electives.

• High School Equivalency (HSE) (English or Spanish) Preparation program for students studying for the GED and the HiSET equivalency test.

• Transitions...Pathways to Employment or College (English ONLY) offered to students near completion of their GED/HiSET or HSD who are ready to transition to college or a specific career technical skill based program. Fridays 12 noon - 1 p.m in Room 5.

• Credit Recovery (English only), a program designed for high school students (see below for further details) (Green Valley Center ONLY )

An individualized course of study based on assessment, schedule, and goals will be designed for each student enabling students to earn their high school diploma or pass the High School Equivalency exams while improving their skills for college or career training. Courses are offered in teacher-directed classrooms with a blend of online, direct and individualized instruction. Online distance learning is available in combination with classroom instruction.

Program  Requirements : All students (except credit recovery) must meet the following criteria to enroll in classes and maintain ongoing enrollment:

• Attend an orientation, complete assessments and attend one to one counseling appointment before beginning class.

• Maintain attendance:

-  Morning classes 12 hours per week minimum attendance with demonstrated progress

-  Evening classes 6 hours per week minimum attendance with demonstrated progress

• Sign and adhere to our School Code of Conduct and Internet Use Policies

Do you need a High School Diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate GED/HiSET?

Learning Center

Green Valley Center
294 Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-2160

Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Monday - Thursday:
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Santa Cruz Center 
319 La Fonda Avenue 
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 
(831) 429-3966 

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 
Tuesday - Thursday
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Spanish GED/GED en Español

Clases de Preparación para los Exámenes de GED en español.
Prepárese para tomar los cuatro exámenes de GED: Matemáticas, Artes del Lenguaje, Estudios Sociales, y Ciencias.

Institute of Language and Culture (ILC),  320 Rodriguez St., Watsonville Pozo
Lun, Mar, Mie, Salon 4 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Jan 14 - Jun 5  Section 99701

Watsonville High School , 250 Beach St., Watsonville
Tues-Thurs (May come all three days)

  • Mar, Jue, Salon 411 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Novoa
    Jan 15 - Jun 6  Section 99702
  • Mie, Salon 409 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Diaz
    Jan 16 - Jun 5  Section 99702

CAHSEE No Longer Required

The CAHSEE exam is no longer a requirement for a California High School Diploma. If you completed all your high school credits, but were unable to complete the CAHSEE requirement, you may be eligible to receive your diploma from the high school where you completed your credits. Contact Pajaro Valley Unified School District’s
Program Evaluation Department for more information at 831-786-2100 ext. 2970. Are you missing just a few credits and the CAHSEE requirement held you back from trying to finish? Come to WASCAE and complete your high school diploma!

Equal Opportunity is the Law

Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education is an equal opportunity provider and accomodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please see the front office or call (831) 786-2160.

Do You Need A High School Diploma or a High School
Equivalency Certificate GED/HiSET?

NEW STUDENTS - Sign Up For 2-Day Orientation
SIGN-UPS 
THE ORIENTATION DATE

Students attend orientation at location where they will attend class.
Bring a copy of last high school transcripts to the orientation if possible.

Green Valley Orientation Dates/Times
Morning Orientation
Day 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Day 2: Individual 15 minute appt.

Monday/Wednesday January 14 & 16 Monday/Wednesday February 4 & 6 Monday/Wednesday March 4 & 6 Monday/Wednesday April 8 & 10
Monday/Wednesday April 29 & May 1
Evening Orientation
Day 1: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Day 2: Individual 15 minute appt.

Tuesday/Wednesday January 15 & 16 Tuesday/Wednesday January 22 & 23 Tuesday/Wednesday February 12 & 13 Tuesday/Wednesday February 19 & 20 Tuesday/Wednesday March 12 & 13 Tuesday/Wednesday March 19 & 20 Tuesday/Wednesday April 16 & 17 Tuesday/Wednesday April 23 & 24
Santa Cruz Orientation Dates/Times

Morning Orientation
Day 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Day 2: Individual 15 minute appt.

Monday/Tuesday January 14 & 15
Monday/Tuesday February 4 & 5
Monday/Tuesday March 4 & 5
Monday/Tuesday April 8 & 9
Monday/Tuesday April 29 & 30

Evening Orientation
Day 1: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Day 2: Individual 15 minute appt.

Tuesday/Wednesday January 15 & 16 Tuesday/Wednesday February 19 & 20 Tuesday/Wednesday March 19 & 20 Tuesday/Wednesday April 9 & 10 Tuesday/Wednesday April 30 & May 1

Green Valley Center, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

Section 2000 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Shirey
Section 2006 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Kaskey
Section 2010 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon  Jan 14 - Jun 7 Shirey
Section 9000 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon  Jan 14 - Jun 7 Shire
Section 2011 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Marchisello
Section 2011 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Shirey
S ection 2005 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Jan 14 - Jun 7 Marchisello
Section 2005 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Shirey
Section 2031 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Shirey
Section 2031 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Marchisello
Section 9011 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Marchisello
Section 9011 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Jan 14 - Jun 7 Shirey

Santa Cruz Center, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz

Section 2002 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Jan 14 - Jun 7 Mealing
Section 2012 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Jan 14 - Jun 7 Mealing
Section 9002 Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Jan 14 - Jun 7 Mealing
Section 2003 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    Jan 14 - Jun 6 Mealing /LaValley
Section 2013 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    Jan 14 - Jun 6 Mealing /LaValley
Section 9003 Mon - Thu 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    Jan 14 - Jun 6 Mealing /LaValley

San Lorenzo Unified School District, 325 Marion Avenue, Ben Lomond

Section 2014 Tue - Thurs 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   Jan 15 - Jun 6  Mealing
Section 2032 Tue - Thurs 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   Jan 15 - Jun 6  Mealing
Section 9001 Tue - Thurs 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   Jan 15 - Jun 6  Mealing

CONTINUING STUDENTS WELCOME BACK! - Register in Class!

Green Valley Center, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

If you attended WASCAE in the last two (2) semesters, you do not need to attend orientation. Register directly in your Green Valley Center and begin attending class.

Santa Cruz Center, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz

If you attended WASCAE in the last two (2) semesters, you do not need to attend
orientation. Register directly in your Santa Cruz class, and begin attending class.

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

(Green Valley Center ONLY )
Students currently enrolled in a high school seeking to make up credits, may enroll in adult school on a space available basis. The courses are offered in an individualized electronic format facilitated by a credentialed teacher. The following items are required for registration:
•Meet with your high school counselor and your parent or guardian
•Complete a Student Release form and obtain all required signatures with a transcript
•Register in the office at 294 Green Valley Road (Mon - Thu, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

**DONATIONS APPRECIATED**

Green Valley Center
294 Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-2160
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Monday - Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Santa Cruz Center 
319 La Fonda Avenue 
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 
(831) 429-3966 
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 
Monday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.