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Folsom Cordova USD |  BP  6200  Instruction

Adult Education   

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The Governing Board recognizes that education is a lifelong process and that it is important for individuals to continuously develop new skills.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop and oversee the district's adult education program. The Board shall approve all courses to be offered in this program.

The Board approves and encourages the adult education program for the members of the district. Classes shall be open for admission to adults and such minors as in the judgment of the Board may be qualified.

Classes may be held at any hour of the day or evening. (Education Code 52505)

Classes may be held at any place in the district having suitable facilities, subject to the approval of the Board.

Course offerings may be academic, vocational, or a vocational. They may not include dancing, recreational physical education, or classes for the sole purpose of occupying the leisure time of the individuals. (Education Code 52518)

Tuition fees may be charged for adults in accordance with provisions of the Education Code, except that no tuition fees shall be charged for adults enrolled in classes for which high school credit towards a high school diploma is granted, citizenship classes for the foreign born, English classes, or classes in elementary subjects. (Education Code 52612)

The district is an authorized agent for the administration of the General Education Development Tests.

Students under the age of 18 will not be allowed to take GED tests, except as provided by law. Exceptions include 17-year-old individuals with requests from a potential employer, college, or the Armed Services, and those within 60 days of their eighteenth birthday.

The GED tests may be used to assist adult education and continuation high school students in meeting the high school graduation requirements, except US History, Social Science requirements.

An adult education fee may be increased only after the appropriate public hearing has been conducted and with Board approval.

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: March 8, 2012 Folsom, California