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Antelope Valley Union HSD |  BP  6200  Instruction

Adult/Continuing Education   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Antelope Valley Union High School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

Adult Education

1. General Objectives

The general objectives of adult education shall be the same as those of other levels of public education, namely to prepare individuals for full democratic citizenship, to provide them with the means for economic improvement and cultural development and to enrich their personal and family lives.

2. Scope of Program

The extent to which the program shall be determined by a balance between community needs and the willingness of the district residents to provide for the program in the school district budget.

3. Administration

The program shall be administered by the Superintendent through appropriate staff personnel.

4. Financial Support

Adult education classes may be financed by any of the following means:

a. Contract courses with other districts.

b. Contract courses with county office.

c. Contract courses with state agencies.

d. Contact courses with federal agencies.

e. With monies received from state or federal sources.

f. With local tax revenue.

g. With combined funds from the above listed sources.

h. With funds provided by participants in community service classes.

5. Personnel

The Board shall authorize instructors from lists submitted by the Superintendent or designee. Salaries shall be established annually based upon an hourly rate. Custodial service shall be rescheduled to accommodate the course offerings for adults.

6. Physical Facilities

All physical facilities of the school system shall be available for use in the adult education program when they do not conflict with day school activities. Activities shall not be limited to those that can be conducted in school buildings but may be conducted in other suitable locations after approval of the Board.

7. Basic Requirements for Courses

A course may be given only when the number of interested adults is sufficient to form a class of proper size, when a qualified teacher, adequate facilities and appropriate supervision can be made available. A class shall be discontinued if by its third meeting 20 persons are not in attendance. Classes which fail to meet this minimum enrollment may be continued at discretion of the Superintendent or designee pending first available Board action.

8. Duplication of Course Offerings

Insofar as possible, classes offered will not duplicate classes offered by other institutions in the district.

9. High School Diploma for Adults

High school diplomas for adults shall be granted by the district on the basis of completing course and unit requirements.

Legal Reference:


8500-8538 Adult education

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

41975-41976.2 Adult education; authorized classes and courses

44865 Qualifications for home teachers and teachers in special classes

46190-46192 Adult school; days of attendance

46300.4 Independent study in adult education

46351-46352 Adult classes

51040 Prescribed courses

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

51241-51246 Exemptions from attendance

51730-51732 Elementary school special day and evening classes

51810-51815 Community service classes

51938 Parental excuse from sexual education or HIV/AIDS prevention education

52500-52523 Adult schools

52530-52531 Use of hospitals

52540-52544 Adult English classes

52550-52556 Classes in citizenship

52570-52572 Disabled adults

52610-52616.24 Finances

52651-52656 Immigrant Workforce Preparation Act

60410 Books for adult classes


10501 Adult education

10508 Records and reports

10530-10560 Standards

10600-10615 Adult education innovation


1184 Foreign students

Management Resources:


Adult Education Handbook for California, 1997


0319.97 Amendments to F-1 Student Visa Requirements, LO: 1-97


0600.92 Using Independent Study in Adult Education Programs: An Option

0609.88 Education Fees for F-1 Visa Students

0622.87 Discrimination Against the Handicapped in Adult Education Programs


adopted: November 13, 1990 Lancaster, California