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WASC Adult Education

Located in Santa Cruz, and Watsonville and the Greater Santa Cruz County
Offering ESL, Adult Basic Education, High School Completion, GED preparation, and Career Technical Education

Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education offers educational programs to support your career growth, learn a new language, earn your diploma equivalency or create a pathway to college.

About WASC Adult Ed


Location & Contact Information

WASC Adult Ed - Santa Cruz 

319 La Fonda Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 429-3966

WASC Adult Ed - Watsonville

294 Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA  95076

(831) 786-2160

Watsonville Downtown Center

320 Rodriguez Street,

Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 786-8225 

Programs Offered

English as a

Second Language

Career Technical




& High School Diploma


Basic Education

Getting started with WASC Adult Education

Helpful information about taking classes with this provider

Classes at WASC Adult Ed

  • Free classes offered for High School Diploma completion, GED Prep, Basic Skills, Citizenship Prep, and ESL. Career courses may have a fee. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

    • ​Classes are held in the morning and evening. New classes start each semester

  • Registration is online and on-site at all 3 locations.

  • All new students need to complete a new student registration form and placement assessment. Assessment must be taken in person at any of the 3 site locations.

  • Staff are available to help students complete registration forms.

  • There are classes available in English and Spanish.

  • Many classes may be started at any time throughout the semester.

  • A social security number or high school diploma is not required except for some of the Career classes.

  • Cap and gown graduation ceremony takes place at the Mello Center every Spring.

Need help? Try calling WASC Adult Education

If you’re not sure where to start, contact a counselor with questions about which class is best for you.


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