The Huntington Beach Adult School promotes lifelong learning by providing a relevant educational program that meets individual needs and enables students to become productive workers, involved citizens and effective family and community members.
HBAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Main Office Hours
Monday-Thursday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Admission - Courses are open to any person 18 years of age or over who can profit from instruction. There is open, ongoing enrollment in most classes. High school students may arrange to take adult education courses through their high school.
A $20 non-refundable registration fee is charged in most classes as well as material or lab fees where needed. Distance learning classes (independent study) may charge a higher fee. Community Education classes are supported entirely by fees.
No refunds will be made to students who withdraw unless a written request with the receipt attached is received by the Adult School no later than three working days before the class begins (unless an earlier date is specified in the class description for a class requiring guaranteed enrollment to be held). A $20 processing fee will be charged except for classes cancelled by the Adult School. Please allow 2-3 weeks for refunds to be processed.
Returned Check Fee
The Adult School charges a fee of $25 for checks returned to us for insufficient funds.
All online registrations receive automatic confirmations. The Adult School does not usually send confirmations of enrollment in a class. If you would like confirmation to be sent to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the registration form or include your email address and a request for confirmation. You may also call the department one week prior to the start of the class.
Appropriate clothing is required. Hats, gang affiliated attire and revealing clothing are prohibited. Clothing advertising alcohol or drugs is not permitted. Shoes must be worn at all times in the classroom and on campus.
Enrollment and Cancellation of Class
A specific number of enrolled students is required to start a state-supported class. It may be closed if enrollment is below the minimum requirement.
The Huntington Beach Union High School District has a “zero tolerance” policy towards weapons or violent acts on our campuses. Possession of any firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous object is not allowed, nor are disabling devices such as mace and pepper spray.
Publicity and Photo Release
As a student in the Huntington Beach Adult School, you may be photographed or filmed for campus or district (Huntington Beach Union High School) displays and for other publicity and public relation purposes. Signature on the registration form indicates your agreement for these purposes. If you feel otherwise, please submit a letter to the Adult School Administration.
Parking permits are required at the Main campus and the Westminster satellite campus. Permits are provided free of charge to students enrolled in classes located at either of these sites. Please ask your instructor or come to the adminisrative office for your permit. Please park in marked spaces only, and do not park in Staff Parking (yellow). Park in green spaces for no more than 20 minutes. Do not back in a space. Anyone not following these parking rules may be ticketed.
The Huntington Beach Union High School District and the Huntington Beach Adult School do not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnic group identification, religion, sex, gender, color, race, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability or mental disability in any of its policies, procedures or practices in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (pertaining to race, color and national origin). Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (pertaining to sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (pertaining to disability) and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (pertaining to age). Copies of the complete policies and complaining procedure are available in the Adult School office.