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Adult Education



Welcome to the Claremont Adult School homepage! Claremont Adult School is dedicated to delivering a high quality and effective adult education program for adults within the community of Claremont and surrounding cities. Even though our programs have been drastically reduced due to budget constraints, we have still been able to provide educational services to over 1,300 adults.

I invite you to stop by for a brochure or browse our online catalog to see what classes we offer. Our classes offer something for everyone to enjoy. Anyone 18 years of age or older and not attending regular high school may enroll at Claremont Adult School. There are also a variety of courses that allow students to enroll at any time during the semester (like our English as a Second Language class, High School Diploma program, and our GED Test Preparation course) but please check with our office for more details.

Registration for all classes takes place in person at the CAS main office, located on the 1st floor of the District Office at 170 W. San Jose Avenue, or online through this link.

Our Mission

Claremont Adult School aims to provide a diverse curriculum that educates and enriches the lives of adults of all abilities and interests and emphasizes the successes and self-esteem of each student.

General Information

OUR PROGRAMS: Claremont Adult School offers a variety of educational programs for adults. It serves more than 1,000 adults, and offers daytime and evening classes in parenting, English, computer skills, fine arts and foreign languages. Additionally, it also offers classes in writing, algebra, ceramics, and various cultural arts.

ADULT SCHOOL FUNDING: Claremont Adult School is affiliated with Claremont Unified School District and funded by the California Department of Education, separately from the district's General Fund. Our Adult School program is self-supporting and does not negatively impact the General Fund of the district. Even though the state does not fund adult classes by students' cities of residence (as it promotes the lifelong learning of all adults) certain cuts in funding at the state level have made us charge fees for certain classes where allowed by law. The board adopted fee policy on this can be read here.

ENROLLMENT: Claremont Adult School classes are open to all adults in Claremont and surrounding communities. There may be some instances where priority will be given to Claremont residents, but in most cases all interested students can be accommodated in our classes. Lastly, Claremont Adult School does not enroll students who are still in a comprehensive or continuation high school program or students under 18 years of age.

TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES: For most courses students will provide their own textbooks or supplies. Information regarding the purchase of these items will be available by the instructor on the first day of class.

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION: Not all classes issue certificates of completion. If they are issued they will be at the discretion of the instructor if you provided satisfactory scholarship and maintained at least 80% attendance in the class.

CLASS SIZES: Class size may be limited due to size of a facility or nature of a class. The director reserves the right to make the final decision on student placement in classes if necessary. All classes and fees are subject to change.

REFUNDS: There are no refunds unless a class is cancelled. All fees are due at the time of registration.

(excluding parents whose children are attending our Parent Education Pre-School classes)

OTHER POLICIES: In compliance with Federal law, the Board of Education of the Claremont Unified School District has adopted policies and procedures with regards to:

  1. Uniform Complaint Procedures for Addressing Alleged Violation of Specific Federal and State Programs (Adult Basic Education) (Policy 1140)
  2. Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment of all persons in the educational setting is prohibited (Title VII, IX) (Ed. Code 212.6) (District Policy 4163)
  3. Tobacco: Use of tobacco on school district grounds is prohibited (Policy 4111)
  4. American Disabilities Act (ADA): Claremont Unified School District complies with all federal regulations.

Claremont Adult School: Spring 2017 Catalog & Application




Click here to download an application