HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA / GED
High School Diploma / GED

THERE IS NO TIME LIKE NOW
TO COMPLETE YOUR GED
OR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!
LET US HELP YOU GET STARTED TOWARD
(OR HELP YOU FINISH)
A PATHWAY TO COLLEGE OR JOB TRAINING!

Become Confident in Achieving Your Goal!

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, Visual Arts.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation program for students studying for the GED Exam (English or Spanish) and the HiSet. (HiSet in Santa Cruz Center ONLY)

Transitions...Pathways to Employment or College offered to students near completion of their GED or HSD who are ready to transition to college or a specific career technical skill based program (English only).

Credit Recovery (English only); a program designed for high school students (see below for further details).(Watsonville 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 GED 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, aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). There is a limited home study format available on a counselor referral basis. 

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

• Attend an orientation and complete assessment

• Maintain attendance

• Sign and adhere to our School Code of Conduct

Morning classes 12 hours per week minimum attendance with demonstrated progress

Evening classes 6 hours per week minimum attendance with demonstrated progress

LEARNING CENTER

Green Valley Center 

294 Green Valley Road 

Watsonville, CA 95076 

(831) 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. 

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 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    

Donations appreciated

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

Green Valley Center Salon 1
294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville  -Kraft
Lu, Mar, Mier, Juev 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

ILC - Institute of Language and Culture 
Salon 4 
320 Rodriguez St., Watsonville -Pozo
Lu, Mar, Mier 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Watsonville High School
Salon 411 /Salon 409
250 Beach St., Watsonville -Novoa/Diaz
Mar, Mier 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Jue  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m


SERVICIOS DE EXAMENES DE GED

Vaya a la página de internet www.ged.com para hacer su cita para tomar el examen de GED. Para poder tomar el examen usted tiene que tener una identificación Valida con foto, con el domicilio de California que no esté vencida. El GED es un examen de cuatro partes que mide el desarrollo educativo general del estudiante en comparación a los graduados de la preparatoria o bachillerato. Los exámenes son ofrecidos en Inglés o Español. Los estudiantes deberán registrarse por el internet, en la página de GED, para hacer su cita para tomar uno o más de los cuatro exámenes de GED: Arte de Lenguaje, Matemáticas, Estudios Sociales y Ciencias. Los estudiantes pueden prepararse para los exámenes de GED registrándose en las clases de GED en la escuela de adultos Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz. Las pruebas de práctica de GED están disponibles a través de la página de Internet www.ged.com

* * * CAHSEE NEWS!!! * * *

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 Departmentfor more information at 786-2100 ext. 2790.

 

Are you missing just a few credits and the CAHSEE requirement held you back from trying to finish? Come to WASC Adult Education and complete your high school diploma.

NEW STUDENTS
WELCOME!

- Sign Up For 2-Day Orientation
SIGN-UPS BEGIN 1 WEEK BEFORE THE ORIENTATION DATE

New Morning Student Orientations:
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
(must attend the 1st day and return the 2nd day for an individual appointment with the counselor)

Green Valley Center

August 17 & 18

August 22 & 23

October 17 & 18

Santa Cruz
Center

August 23 & 24

October 18 & 19

New Evening Student Orientations:
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(must attend the 1st day and return the 2nd day for an individual appointment with the counselor)    

Green Valley Center

August 29 & 30

September 19 & 20

October 3 & 4

October 24 & 25

November 14 & 15

Santa Cruz
Center

August 30 & 31

September 13 & 14

September 27 & 28

October 11 & 12

November 1 & 2

 


CONTINUING STUDENTS
WELCOME BACK !

- Register in Class!

If you attended WASC in the last two  (2) semesters, you do not need to attend orientation. Register directly in your class, return your registration form at the front counter and begin attending class


CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT 
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students currently enrolled in a high school seeking to make up credit, 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

 

• Register in room 5 at 294 Green Valley Road (Mon - Thu, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Credits Needed to Graduate

Credits may be granted for the following:

• Verified work experience
• Passing an HSE
• Passing the California High School
   Proficiency Examination
Military Experience
 
English....................................................... 40
Social Studies............................................. 30
Science...................................................... 30
Health........................................................ 05
Mathematics (Algebra required)................... 30
Visual/Performing Arts or Foreign Language. 10
Occupational (Applied Arts)........................ 10
Electives................................................... 45
Total credits to graduate........................... 200

Academic Counseling Office Hours 

Counselor: Joleigh Kambic

Call for an appointment 

Watsonville: 831 786-2160 Santa Cruz: 831 429-3966 

GED DISTANCE LEARNING

Test Preparation in English

This opportunity requires a counselor referral and is available for English speaking students whose work or family schedules make it difficult for them to attend classes on a regular basis and who have initiative to make rapid progress through weekly meetings with a teacher and at-home study.
New students referred by the counselor for this option meet weekly, Tuesday (4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.), Wednesday (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.), or Thursday (4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville.

Continuing students taking GED Distance Learning: if you attended the GED Distance Learning at WASC in the last two (2) semesters, you DO NOT need to attend orientation. Register directly in your class.

General Educational Development (GED) Test

 

GED Testing Service

Go to www.ged.com
 to schedule you GED Exam.

 

In order to take the examination you 
must have an official current valid photo
identification with california address (NOT EXPIRED).

 

The GED is a four-part examination that measures a person’s general educational development in comparison to that of high school graduates. 

 

Examinations are given in
English and Spanish. 

 

Students may sign up online to take one
or more of the four GED Examinations: Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning,
Social Science and Science. 

 

Students can prepare for the GED exams
by enrolling in GED classes at Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education 

 

GED practice tests in English and Spanish
 are available online at www.ged.com