• General Information

    Course Updates:

    New or adjusted classes are announced and posted as necessary. For the latest information, contact (925) 473-2400.

    Admission:

    Adults: Classes are open to all adults (18 years old and older) who are presently not attending high school and are able to benefit from instruction.

    High School Students: High school seniors may concurrently enroll in certain classes subject to space availability. State regulations prohibit enrollment in some classes. A Concurrent Enrollment Request / Agreement must be completed and on file for each quarter. To enroll, high school students must first see their high school counselor.

    Registration:

    CTE (Career Technical Education):  Register in the Main Office.  For advisement on the course(s) you need, there are Orientation Informational Sessions held periodically.  See the Orientation Schedule under the "Classes" drop down menu.  You may also meet with the CTE Department Chair, Judy Solovieff, to get individual assistance.  The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program requires you to attend an Orientation to begin the enrollment process.  The Custodial Training program has a mandatory Orientation.

    Life Long Learners (Yoga/Sewing): Register through the Main Office. This can be done in person or by mail or fax using the registration form in the catalog.

    High School Diploma, GED and Independent Study:  Attend the ASE Orientations on Thursday (8:45am or 5:45pm) or Friday (8:45am) in Room 1 to begin the registration process. Allow 2.5 hours for testing.

    ESL & Citizenship: Register in Room 1 on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (9:00am--12:00pm or 5:45-8:15pm).  Allow 2 hours for placement testing.
     
    Online ESL Distance Learners are required to pay a $30 refundable deposit for DVDs and a $10 book deposit upon registration. Other students purchase their books from the PAEC office.

    Restricted Entry:

    Most CTE classes have restricted entry limited to the first week of classes each quarter.  Direct Instruction High School Diploma and GED classes must be entered during the first week of class.  Other self-paced High School Diploma and GED classes are Open Entry.

    Attendance:

    Regular daily attendance is necessary if students expect to complete the courses or program in which they are enrolled.

    Class size / Closure:

    A class with fewer than 10 students present may be closed after the first hour.

    Refund Policy:

    There are no refunds for books, classes, fees or supplies. Prorated refunds or credit of fees are issued for a canceled class only.

    Complaint Procedure:

    PAEC follows the Uniform Complaint Procedure outlined in PUSD policy AR1312.3. Information and forms are available from the Adult Education Office.

    Textbooks:

    Books are sold in the Adult Education Office. A current PAEC registration is required to purchase textbooks. No refunds or buy-backs.  Students may also purchase their textbooks through a local bookstore or online.

    Fees for Agency Sponsored students:

    Attendance, progress report tracking fees are $150.00 per quarter.

    Class fees are individual to each class and are listed on the respective class pages along with the class description and schedule.

    Visitors:

    Non-registered adults or children are not permitted in any adult school class.  Visitors, please come to the Main Office to register.

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