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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.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education

Achieve Your Goal!

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
Spanish GED/GED en Español

Spanish GED/GED en Español

Registration               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), Room 4, 320 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville.
Lun, Mar, Mie                                            6:00PM - 8:30PM                                                                   Pozo
Section 99701                                             Aug 14 - Dec 20
*Donations Appreciated/Se Aprecian Donaciones*
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?

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 : Green Valley Center, and Santa Cruz Center 
Mornings Schedule:                                     9AM-12PM       Mon-Fri                                                        Fine
 Aug 14 - Dec 20
♦Evenings Schedule:                                       4PM - 8PM       Mon-Thu                                                    Fine
  Aug 14 - Dec 20
Jobs 101

Jobs 101

Students now registered at Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education in combination with your present academic goals (high school diploma, GED or HiSET) are invited to attend our 21st Century Careers learning lab. Get the help, guidance and career coaching you’ve been waiting for.
Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 5, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Thu                                                          1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                          Madrona
Section 409                                                 Aug 17- Dec 14                                              FREE for current students

Topics Include

• Career planning activities • Job search • Resume • Letter of Introduction • Mastering soft skills for workplace success • Build your resume vocabulary • Changing jobs • Keeping Jobs • Clear decision making techniques • I want to be the boss
• Understanding the people at work • Who’s hiring now • Get ready for that interview • How to ask for more money • Am I a good employee? • Interest Inventory • Goal setting/time management • Internships • Transferable skills • Career assessments
*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*