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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 Arts, English, Health, Social Studies, Math, Science and Visual Arts.

• 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.

• 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 HSE 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

Second Opportunity for Students

Second Opportunity for Students (SOS) is for young people ages 14 through 19 who have stopped attending school and wish to continue to earn credits toward graduation.
Each SOS student has the opportunity to:

  • Earn high school credits to return to a comprehensive or alternative high school.
  • Prepare for the GED, college, or training program.
  • Earn a high school diploma through Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult

Education or the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.
The instructor works in partnership with each student and his/her family for successful outcomes. Job skills, life skills, computer literacy, and vocational training are also offered. For more information about the SOS program, contact the instructor Charmaine Ryan at (831) 750-5605.

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 16 - Jun 6

Watsonville High School , 250 Beach St., Watsonville
Mar, Jue, Salon 411 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Novoa
Jan 16 - Jun 7

Mie, Salon 409 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Diaz
Jan 17 - Jun 6

Learning Center

Green Valley C enter
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 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.