How to Register:
1-Complete the online Registration Form. Both new and returning students need to fill out the registration form. Go to our online registration website. Click on the Register Now button:
2-Complete the Orientation. This will provide you with important information about the HSD/ABE/HSE programs, policies/procedure, & student support services. Go to the Orientation.
3-Complete the Intake Assessments. These are required and help us place you in the right level class
A. Intake questionnaire & Writing Sample. As soon as you register, you’ll receive an email with a link to this questionnaire.
B. Math assessment. As soon as you register, you’ll receive an email with a link to this assessment.
C. CASAS test – Within a few days of your registering, the school will email you with a link to take this reading test. Please take the test prior to your meeting with the counselor.
After you have completed the steps 1-3,
4-Schedule an appointment with the counselor, Betsey Hoyt. Make your appointment.
5-Meet with the counselor. Enroll in classes and plan your educational program to meet your goals. The counselor will give you a schedule, Zoom links to class meetings. Start classes!
Send you High School Transcripts. Please email your previous high school transcript(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com. This is not required prior to your appointment, but it is highly recommended.
If you would like help with this process please contact our staff:
Betsey Hoyt, Academic Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org 510-981-9150 text/call
JoAnne Rivera, High School Clerk, email@example.com
What you need to participate in BAS distance learning classes – Click here
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Finish your High School Diploma or GED
Earn your high school diploma or prepare to pass a high school equivalency test. A high school diploma or equivalent can help you get a better job and help you succeed in job training and college. Getting a high school diploma or equivalent can show your children how important education is. High School classes are free and HSE.
The CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) is no longer required for a high school diploma. If you did not pass both parts of the CAHSEE, today you may be closer than you think to earning a high school diploma. Contact us!
You may choose to take classes that earn credits toward a high school diploma. Or you may take classes that help you prepare to pass a high school equivalency test (visit the GED/HiSET page). Our counselor can help you decide. Bring a transcript from the high school you attended most recently. Either path you choose begins with the same first step of Registration.
Classes are available mornings, afternoons and evenings. Actual schedules may vary as we deliver instruction through distance learning.
High School Diploma Requirements (for those taking high school classes at BAS)
BAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Required courses are offered in the fields of science, mathematics, social science, and language arts. Qualified students may choose to take a Computer class from BAS’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Courses at no charge. Please see the counselor for more information. Students need a minimum of 140 credits to graduate. A minimum of 10 credits must be earned at Berkeley Adult School to receive our diploma.
Independent Study offers a flexible scheduling option for earning credits toward a high school diploma. You meet with a teacher one on one for an hour a week. You do coursework on your own away from school. This option is for adults who are very busy and who have a lot of discipline and the ability to work on their own. The high school counselor can enroll qualified students into the Independent Study program.
Who May Enroll:
These classes are designed for people who live in Berkeley and the surrounding communities. Funding for these classes comes from the State of California. We cannot serve people who live outside of California.
Congratulations Berkeley Adult School Class of 2020
BAS is proud to show off our high school graduates in this virtual graduation video.
Hear from our principal Tom Reid and a surprise speaker, watch our graduates walk the virtual stage, and say “hello” to our proud and cheering faculty.
At the end of a school year full of tremendous challenges, this BAS Class of 2020 personifies the best of what we can achieve with resilience, grit, and determination. Our deepest respect goes out to each one of our graduates. We wish you much success as you pursue the next chapter of your life’s journey.
~The BAS staff