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Classes are open to people 18 and older. Students may be asked to show a valid picture identification. Adults have first priority for enrollment in adult education courses. Campus visitors are required to sign in at the office.

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Alameda Adult School offers high school credit towards a  high school diploma. Students who complete all requirements may earn a High School Diploma from the Alameda Unified School District Board of Education. Academic counseling is available by appointment only. Certificates of course completion are available.


1. Students are required to call (510) 522-3858 or email their teachers if they are going to be absent from class.

2. ESL, High School Diploma, GED®  and CAHSEE students who do not attend classes for four (4) days will be dropped.

3. Dropped students will have to re-register and pay the registration fee again.

Concurrent students please see the concurrent section for attendance information.


Our concurrent high school is an intervention program offered to Juniors and Seniors from our three high schools; Alameda High School, Encinal High School, and Island High School. Prior to acceptance, the student  must complete the “Application for Concurrent Enrollment” packet available from their high school counselor.  The packet must be turned in at the adult school main office.  Students will be contacted when space is available.

Academic achievement and adult behavior expectations are clearly defined and discussed in the counseling session and must be adhered to for the student to earn credits. Enrollment may be limited.


Smoking and/or the use of any tobacco product is prohibited at all District sites, including Alameda Adult School. The No-Smoking Policy is applicable in school buildings and on school grounds (including the Adult School front entry, breezeways between buildings, and parking lot). Thank you for your support of this policy.


Alameda Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for students in all education programs and activities and for all employees and applicants for employment. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.



Adult students qualify for programs or classes based on achievement test results. Students who test below the normal admission requirements may be provisionally admitted to programs or courses at staff discretion. Such provisionally accepted students will be rejected from continuing in the program if they are not able to improve test scores to demonstrate ability to benefit. 


The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees recognizes that the District has primary responsibility for insuring that it complies with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The District shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level. The District shall follow complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with state or federal law. See Adult School Administration to obtain information relating to complaints.


Registered students or legal guardians of registered students participating in Alameda Adult School programs agree to hold Alameda Unified School District free and harmless from any claim or expense that may arise because of participation in the school program(s). Alameda Unified School District does NOT carry medical insurance for its students.

Este distrito escolar seguira las reglas y procedimientos para investigar y resolver cualquier disputa (queja) con respecto a discriminacíon o incomplimiento de las leyes Estatales y Federales. Contactar la Administracíon de la Escuela de Adultos acerca de cualquier queja (disputa).