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Alternative Education Options
GED/EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS

ADULT SCHOOLS (MUST BE 18 OR OLDER)

Civicorps Schools- High School Diploma ONLY

Education and Job Training Program

101 Myrtle St.

Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 992-7800


  • Ages 18 to 24

  • Work Week: 32 Hours (Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM to 3:30PM), School Week: (2 nights: 4:00PM to 6:00PM and Friday 9:30AM to 12:30PM)

East Oakland Youth Development Center

GED Preparation Program

8200 International Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94621

(510) 569-8088


  • Orientation Every Wednesday @ 3:30PM

  • 17 years and older

  • Must attend Monday- Friday (2 hours a day)

  • Pathway to College Program

Next Step Learning Center

GED Preparation

2222 Curtis St.

Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 251-1731


Scotlan Youth Center

GED & Employment Training Program

1324 Adeline St.

Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 832-4544


  • Ages 16 to 21

  • Monday – Friday (9:00AM to 1:00PM)

Youth Employment Partnership (YEP)

GED and Job Training Program

2300 International Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94601

(510) 533-3447


  • Student must in enroll in Three (3) Week Job Readiness Training program

  • Job Training Program: Construction and Customer Service

  • Must be 18 or older

  • Must attend Monday through Friday (8am to 12 noon or 12:30pm to 4pm)

Youth UpRising

GED Preparation Program

8711 MacArthur Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94605

(510) 777-9909


  • Must be 17 or older

  • Must attend Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (2pm to 5pm)

  • GED: Free

Berkeley Adult School

1701 San Pablo Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94702

(510) 644-8963



  • HS Diploma: 180 credits + CAHSEE

  • GED: $125 testing fee


Alameda Adult School

1900 Third St.

Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 522-3858



  • HS Diploma: 180 credits + CAHSEE

  • GED: $175 testing fee


Castro Valley Adult School

4430 Alma Ave.

Castro Valley, CA 94546

(510) 886-1000



  • HS Diploma: 140 credits + CAHSEE

  • GED: $150 testing fee


Hayward Center for Education and Careers

22100 Princeton St.

Hayward, CA 94541

(510) 293-8595



  • HS Diploma: 180 credits + CAHSEE and within 25 credits of graduation

  • GED: $150 testing fee + $35 online fee


Piedmont Adult School

800 Magnolia Ave.

Piedmont, CA

(510) 594-2655



  • HS Diploma: 180 credits + CAHSEE


San Leandro Adult School

2255 Bancroft Ave.

San Leandro, CA 94577

(510) 667-6287



  • HS Diploma: 180 credits + CAHSEE

  • GED: $100 prep class


San Lorenzo Adult School

820 Bockman Rd.

San Lorenzo, CA 94580

(510) 317-4200



  • $30 registration fee

  • HS Diploma: 180 credits + CAHSEE

Alternative Education Options



ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT FOR OUSD STUDENTS 17 and under:

If you are an out of district or a charter school student, we need your transcript, immunization record and birth certificate.



Students can enroll in alternative education by:

  1. Meet with Ms. McGee on Tues or Thurs from 9am to 11am. Students must have a parent or guardian present.

  2. Meet with a school administrator or counselor at the student’s current school site. Students must have a parent or guardian present.

  3. Call Ms. McGee at (510) 273-1621 to make an appointment.



Foundation Skills

Pathway Program

A Laney College

First-Year Pathway Program

Qualified Students




Contact: Carolyn Cornelius

FSP Counselor

(510) 409-7693

cacornelius@peralta.edu



Continuation School

In order to enroll in Bunche, Dewey or Rusdale:



  • You must be at least 17 years old.

  • If you are an out of district or a charter school student, we need your transcript, immunization record and birth certificate.

  • You need at least two full years of high school and between 100 and 155 credits at the beginning of 12th grade and 40 to 90 credits by the beginning of 11th grade.


In order to receive and exemption to be able to attend adult school, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • 17.5 years old and working

  • Pregnant or parenting minor

  • Emancipated minor

You must show proof of:



  • Employment (recent pay stub or a letter from employer)

  • Pregnancy (letter from doctor’s office)

  • Parenting (your baby’s birth certificate)

  • Emancipation (your emancipation papers; not necessary for parent/guardian to attend meeting if you are emancipated)

  • If you are an out of district or a charter school student, we need your transcript.


Sojourner Truth Independent Study Program

If you are in grades 6-12, you must write a two-page essay on the following topics:



  • Why I want to be in the independent study program

  • Why I will be successful in the independent study program

  • Why education is important

  • What I want to do with my life when I complete my application


Cal-SAFE Program

You must be a pregnant or parenting minor.

You must show proof of:


  • Pregnancy (document from doctor’s office)

  • Parenting (your baby’s birth certificate)


Home and Hospital

Requirement is a document from your doctor stating why you need home/hospital instruction and the length of time.



If you are an out of district or a charter school student, we need your most recent report card, immunization record and birth certificate.
The Foundation Skills Pathway (FSP) program is a new community at Laney. Our goal is to create an introduction to college education for all students who assess in at the basic skills level. We will help students master basic reading, writing


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