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About HBAS

Our Mission

Huntington Beach Adult School promotes lifelong learning by providing 21st century educational programs, and preparing students for success in postsecondary education, the workforce, and the community. 

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes 

Huntington Beach Adult School Students: 
  1. Set Goals:  
     - Students define goals and set short and long-term objectives 
  2. Achieve Skills:ƒ 
     - Students achieve measurable increases in skills and knowledge. 
     - Students acquire 21st century technical skills. 
  3. Apply acquired skills and knowledge: 
     - Students transition successfully to postsecondary education and the workforce.

What We Do  

Huntington Beach Adult School (HBAS) as part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) serves the local adult community in academics, language acquisition, vocational training, and personal enrichment.  Courses include but are not limited to English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Diploma (ASE), General Education Development (GED), Career Technical Education (CTE), Community Education and Personal Enrichment. 

Where We Are 

When HBAS was founded in 1971, the school was located at the school district offices formerly located on Yorktown Avenue.  HBAS later moved to trailers at Warner Avenue and Goldenwest (referred to as Wintersburg), then to Park View Elementary School and finally to the current campus at Gothard.  As our programs and student population have expanded, we now also have campuses at Westminster High School, the Westminster Mall, the BESST Center (Costa Mesa), and offer classes at several satellite locations.  

Who We Are 

HBAS has 100+ employees, including administrators, counselors, support staff and teachers.  We work together to provide our students with relevant, rigorous coursework and access to state-of-the-art technology. Along the educational path, we help our students overcome barriers to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.  

Who We Serve 

HBAS serves over 7,000 students each year. Most students are from Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, but we also enroll students from neighboring communities such as Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana and Garden Grove. HBAS students represent many socio-economic groups and academic abilities. Many of them have jobs and families to care for. They vary in age from 18 – 90+ years, and they have a wide variety of end goals to achieve. One thing our students have in common: they are motivated and determined to take responsibility for their own education.  

Who We Work With 

HBAS is part of the Coast Adult Education Consortium- a collaboration with Garden Grove Adult School, Golden West College, Orange Coast College, Orange County Department of Education, Coastline ROP, and Coastline College. The Consortium meets on a monthly basis. The Coast Adult Education Consortia, along with regional consortia around the state are working to "create seamless transitions for students across adult schools and community colleges to accelerate academic and career success in order to earn a living wage."  

Helping our students reach their goals is a team effort.  HBAS is fortunate to partner with colleges, businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations.  These partners help HBAS provide relevant, high-quality education, and offer support to our students. Learn more and connect with our partners here.