Adult education is a public education program for all adults. Adult schools offer free to low-cost classes for adults 18 and older. Students can earn a high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, learn about jobs, learn to speak English, and learn how to become a U.S. citizen. Adult schools are located in many cities and towns.
- For more information about adult education, contact your local school district.
- The Adult Education - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of adult education.
- The links and information below were developed for educators and others who are directly involved with adult education.
Adult education is a public education program for all adults. The California Adult Education Program provides state funds to support these activities.
A description of Adult Education in California.
Information for grantees regarding implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Section 225, Section 231, and integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Programs Section 243.
Information and resources to help adult education and literacy providers maintain compliance with federal and state law.
Information and resources from the California Department of Education to support agencies to ensures that adults have the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as citizens, workers, parents, and family and community members.
Information, reports, news bulletins, useful resources for program development and implementation, and links to additional resources.
Resources for students and tools to search for adult education programs by city, zip, or address.