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Josie Morales   831-296-0552
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Julie Madrona   831-295-5275
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Green Valley Center
294 Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-2160
Monday - Friday:
8:00 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.


Achieve Your Goal!

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. By appointment with a counselor.

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

• WorkKeys Curriculum (English only), a program designed to teach students what they need to know to pass the WorkKeys exam. The WorkKeys exam is offered at the Green Valley Center,

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?

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.


Location for Fall:  Institute Language and Culture.

♦Evenings Schedule:
Institute of Language and Culture

6:00 - 8:30PM  Mo/Tue/Wed   Aug 15 -Dec 14


Ubicación de Otoño : Centro en  el Instituto de Lenguaje y Cultura (ILC).

♦Horario en las Tardes
Institute of Language and Culture
6:00 - 8:30PM  Lun/Mar/Mie



*Donations Appreciated/Se Aprecian Donaciones*

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 Orientation
Ongoing Enrollment -Begins one week before first day of classes. 

Students attend orientation at location where they will attend class.

Bring a copy of last high school transcripts to the orientation if possible.


Location for Fall  2022: Green Valley Center, and Santa Cruz Center 
♦Mornings Schedule:  Aug 15- Dec 16

            9am-12pm Mon-Fri 
♦Evenings Schedule:  Aug 15 -Dec 15

            4pm-8pm Mon-Thur

Ubicación de otoño 2022 : Centro en Green Valley ,y el Centro en Santa Cruz.
♦Horario en las Mañanas: Agosto 15-Diciembre 16

               9am-12pm de lunes a viernes
♦Horario en las Tardes: Agosto 15- Diciembre 15

               4pm-8pm Lunes a Jueves

*Donations Appreciated/Se Aprecian Donaciones*


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.




*Donations Appreciated/Se Aprecian Donaciones*


(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




*Donations Appreciated/Se Aprecian Donaciones*