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About HBAS

HBAS offers a number of methods for registration. We highly recommend using our web site’s online registration system.

Online registration is the fastest method to register for classes and best way to avoid wait lists.


Online Registration:

Browse through our program and course offerings and then select the class you would like to take. You will then see a Register Here button that will take you into the registration process.


Walk-In Registration:

Our front office will accept registration forms and payments during regular office hours.


Fax-In Registration:

Completed registration forms can be faxed to (714) 847-8316.


(Non CTE Classes):

You can mail your completed registration form to our Gothard Campus:
Huntington Beach Adult School
17231 Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Gothard Main Office

Phone: (714) 842-4227 | Fax: (714) 847-8316
Regular Office Hours
Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
ESL, Diploma and Parent Education hours may vary — see each department for details.


Westminster Mall Office

Phone: (714) 592-1005 | Fax: (714) 592-1006
Regular Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm



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.


Enrollment Confirmation

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.



A $20 non-refundable registration fee is charged in most classes as well as material or lab fees where needed.


Returned Check Fee

The Adult School charges a fee of $25 for checks returned to us for insufficient funds.


Refund Policy

Sometimes it becomes necessary to cancel a class due to low enrollment or a problem with facilities or staff. If HBAS cancels a class a full refund will be issued automatically. Student initiated refunds, minus a $20 registration processing fee, will be granted if HBAS receives the request in writing at least 3 working days before the first day of class. A request for credit may be initiated by a student if received by HBAS in writing at least 1-2 days before the first day of class. No refunds or credits maybe requested after the first day of class. There are no refunds for classes $49 or less; however, a credit may be requested if done so in writing before the first day of class. For refund policies for Kindergarten through 12 grade community education classes see the policy listed for the specific program on the website. For more information contact us at or (714) 842-4227. No refund for classes less than $49.
Parking by HBAS Permit Only
Please park in marked spaces only, and do not park in Staff Parking. Park in green spaces no longer than 30 minutes. Do not back in a space. Anyone not following these parking rules may be ticketed.

A specific number of students is required to start a state-supported class, and it may be closed if attendance falls below minimum; therefore, students have an obligation to each other to attend regularly.

Dress Code
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.

Zero Tolerance
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.

No smoking including electronic cigarettes.
Students may not smoke on campus or parking lot. This includes no smoking in vehicles.

No biking or skateboarding on campus.

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.

Non-Discrimination Notice
The Huntington Beach Union High School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, pregnancy, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information 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), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (pertaining to age), The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and the 2003 amendment to the California FEHA, Unruh and Ralph Civil Rights Act (pertaining to gender identity or expression). This nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, the District’s programs and applies to all activities, including vocational education.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns for students should be directed to: Assistant Superintendent Education Services at (714-903-7000) 5832 Bolsa Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying for certificated or classified staff should be directed to: Human Resources at (714-903-7000) 5832 Bolsa Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92649



The Huntington Beach Adult School prides itself in its accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This “stamp of approval” reaffirms to the community that HBAS provides a quality program, follows best practices in education, and continually seeks to improve on the educational services it delivers to the community. The accreditation process itself is a two year long self-study that HBAS goes through about every six years. In this process the school takes a deep look into its operations, course offers, teaching practices, and staffing. Areas of strength and areas for improvement are identified which then results in an action plan to guide the school for the next few years.