Mission of Berkeley Adult School
The mission of the Berkeley Adult School is to provide adult learners with equal access to learner-centered lifelong education in a safe, supportive multicultural environment.

General Information
Providing quality education since 1881.
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Our mission is to ensure that adult learners have equal access to learner-centered education and training as a lifelong process in a cohesive, supportive and multicultural environment.
We offer a wide variety of courses to address the needs and interests of our diverse community.

Student Learning Outcomes
All students will:
Identify and achieve personal goals
Practice respect of diversity
Build self-confidence
Demonstrate effective communication
Develop and practice analytical thinking skills
Be lifelong learners

Adult Education at its Best
Berkeley Adult School offers low-cost classes in several different categories:
The Academic Department offers classes in science, social studies, English, arts, and math for those seeking a high school diploma. Special support and advising is available for students seeking a GED certificate.
The Career Technical Education Department (CTE) offers courses in office skills, computer applications, health-related occupational training, and other employment areas. Classes are open to all students. Special services and programs are available for job-seekers.
The English As a Second Language Department offers several levels of ESL, English pronunciation, citizenship and academic courses.
Community Education (Fee-Based) Classes include dance, languages and more. Many fee-based community classes have online registration available.
Check the Saturday listings for short, one-day workshops. Some are introductions to longer courses (the computer classes), and others are community education classes like CPR/First Aid, GED testing, traffic school, and acupressure.
The Offsite Department courses are held in various locations around the East Bay (mostly in Berkeley), and include lifelong-learning for adults 50 and over, classes that enhance the quality of life for disabled persons, and classes that address the needs of the frail elderly.
We also offer Traffic Violators School.

Special Programs and Services
Check out the agencies page for information on BAS partner programs serving a variety of needs in the community.

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Classes: Life Long Learning 50+ | Adults with Disabilities | Frail Elders
Academic/GED | Accounting | Business/Job Prep | Career Technical Overview | Community Education | Computers
ESL | Medical Careers | Dance | Languages | Personal Growth | Saturday Workshops | Traffic | Volunteering

Updated July 3, 2014

Berkeley Adult School • 1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 • Ph 510.644.6130 • Fx 510.644.6784