Ventura Adult Education High School Programs

Diploma Program Overview

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education provides the opportunity to attain a high school diploma by concentrating on a few subjects at one time. Classes are offered during the day and in the evening to accommodate a variety of schedules. Students may enter the program at any time throughout the year and work with friendly, knowledgeable, fully credentialed instructors to meet their goals.

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education is a WASC- accredited high school.
All of the classes offered meet the requirements for high school. A list of the classes offered can be found under the "High School Subjects" heading.

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education High School offers a variety of academic approaches.

In order to meet students' individual learning styles and preferences, there are two different study options:

1. Book-based, seat-time classes (work is done in class from text books)
2. Internet-based, seat-time classes (work is done in class on the Internet)

To schedule an orientation appointment and determine needs for diploma completion, call 289‑1749, extension 1230.

How to Register for the High School Diploma/GED® Program

• All students applying for the high school diploma program must attend orientation meetings.
• Adult students must pay a $10 registration fee.
• For more information or to make an appointment, call 289-1749.

Students under 18 years of age who want to attend Adult Education full time:

• Must be referred through the VUSD Alternative Placement Committee
• Must obtain clearance cards from their prior high school and submit it to the Adult Education office before attending orientation
• Must attend orientations (with a parent or guardian if a minor)
• Must attend school from 8 am - 3 pm daily (M-F)
• Must pay a $10 registration fee

Concurrent students (those enrolled in a comprehensive high school):

• Must obtain recommendations for concurrent placement signed by the students, parents, and the high school counselors during a counseling session which specifies which class or classes the students need
• Must bring copies of the students' high school schedules showing enrollment in at least six periods for comprehensive high schools and four periods for continuation schools
• Must attend orientations (with parents or guardians)


High School Subjects

Classes are free. Book-based and Internet-based classes are available. Both seat-based and independent study classes are available. Day and evening classes are available to accommodate adults' schedules.

High school class offerings:

Math: Math Intervention, General Math, Math Topics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry

English Language Arts: English 9, 10, 11, 12, English Language Arts Intervention, Reading I

Science: Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science

Social Science: Geography, U.S History, World History, Economics, American Democracy, Social Science Elective

Health

Applied Arts:
Career Exploration, Life Skills, Child Development

Fine Arts/ Foreign Language: Art I

Test Prep: California High School Exit Examination English and Math, GED®


Please call (805) 289-1749 ext 1230 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment.

High School Classes are available Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Lunch is from 12 pm to 1 pm daily.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Staff 5280 Valentine Road 226 MTWTh 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Staff 5280 Valentine Road 226 F 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Staff 5280 Valentine Road 228 MTWTh 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Staff 5280 Valentine Road 228 F 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Test Preparation


CAHSEE Preparation: English Language Arts

Individualized targeted instruction will help you prepare for the English Language Arts portion of the California High School Exit Exam. Students may enter the program at any time and work with friendly and knowledgeable instructors in small learning groups to achieve their goals.


CAHSEE Preparation: Mathematics

Individualized targeted instruction helps students prepare for the mathematics portion of the California High School Exit Exam. Students may enter the program at any time and work with friendly and knowledgeable instructors in small learning groups to achieve their goals.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Staff ELA 5280 Valentine Road 221 TTh 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Staff ELA 5280 Valentine Road 221 F 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Staff Math 5280 Valentine Road 228 MTWThF 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Staff Math 5280 Valentine Road 221 MW 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Staff ELA 5280 Valentine Road 221 TTh 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm







 
CAHSEE Test Dates at VACE:
English Language Arts Mathematics
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Wednesday October 8, 2014
Tuesday, February 2, 2015 Wednesday February 3, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Wednesday May 13, 2015






Students must enroll a minimum of four weeks prior to the exam to receive individualized instruction. Exams will be held at 5280 Valentine Road.

General Educational Development (GED®) High School Equivalency Exam





The GED® provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the academic ability and understanding that are expected of high school graduates. The GED® is an alternative to a high school diploma.

The GED® includes five separate tests: Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts (reading). To take the test, students must be at least 18 years old, not a high school graduate, and not enrolled in a traditional high school. Call 289-1749 for more information.

VACE is also an official GED® Testing Center, currently offering both paper and computer-based testing in English and Spanish. Computer-based testing is offered Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon, and is booked online. Paper-based testing will be discontinued as of January 1, 2014. Testing is conducted monthly, alternating between morning and evening sessions. Testing seats are limited to 20. To reserve a space, come to the Administrative Office at 5200 Valentine Road with government-issued photo identification specifying date of birth. The fee for all five tests plus the state certificate is $140.

Free preliminary assessments and classes are offered to prepare students for the GED® exam. Practice tests and individualized instruction are available. Students should plan four hours for the initial assessment and then set up study schedules that meet their needs. Adult students must pay a $10 registration fee.

Please call (805) 289-1749 ext 1230 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to schedule appointments for the GED® preliminary assessment and classes.


Free GED® Pre-tests and Assessments:
Instructor Location Room Days Time
Staff 5280 Valentine Road 228 MW 8:00 am - 12:00 pm



General Educational Development (GED®) Preparation:
Instructor Location Room Days Time
Staff 5280 Valentine Road 228 MTWThF 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Staff 5280 Valentine Road 228 MTWThF 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Staff 5280 Valentine Road 228 MTWTh 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GED® en Español

Si usted está interesado en obtener su equivalente al diploma de preparatoria, ahora usted puede tomar esta paso importante en su educación en su proprio idioma. Estas clases se enseñan en español. Son individualizadas, y usted puede progresar a su propio paso. Inscripciones abiertas. $10/año, inscribirse en sala 224 durante la clase. Llame a 289-1749 ext 1201, se habla español.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Staff VACE 224 MWTh 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workforce Development Academy

Good jobs depend on people who can put knowledge to work. The Technology for Job Readiness courses taught at the Workforce Development Academy are designed to prepare job-seekers for today's labor market with adult basic literacy, numeracy, and computer skills offered in both book- and computer-based formats.

Students learn to use office equipment such as copy and fax machines and electronic calculators. They also learn telephone etiquette and customer service techniques. Basic math, keyboarding, and computer applications are the focus of the programs, with an emphasis on the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Students learn to use email and the Internet effectively. Workshops are conducted on resumes (electronic and hard copy), cover and thank-you letters, and business cards. Customized modules address job-seeking skills including interviewing, phone contacting, and networking for job searches. This program helps job-seekers improve existing skills or learn new ones.

Certificates of Completion are awarded to students who meet all course requirements. Successful graduates of the Workforce Development Academy are eligible for scholarships to attend the Career Technical Education programs at VACE.

The academy is FREE to all adults ages 18 and older. There is a $10 registration fee plus book charge if students wish to purchase books.

The Workforce Development Academy is a joint project of Ventura Adult Education, the Ventura Job and Career Center and the County of Ventura. Enrollment is open entry and depends on available space. Call today to reserve a place: 289-1996.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Schuette Ventura Job & Career Ctr 118 M-F 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hatcher Ventura Job & Career Ctr 118 M-F 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hatcher Ventura Job & Career Ctr 118 MTWTh 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County and VACE Collaboration

Are You Looking For Work?

VACE has a Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant that assists with education, support services, training, and job placements.

WIA Job Program for Young Adults

The WIA Program offers guidance, generous cash incentives, supportive service, and practical assistance to low-income adults between the ages of 18 and 21 years old who are pursuing educational and employment goals. The primary focus is on those youth who dropped out of high school and are now ready to return, but high school graduates are also welcome to apply. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements. This free service is a partnership between VACE and the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County, with funding from the federal Workforce Investment Act.