The Santa Cruz Adult Education program serves 7,000 students in over 40 locations in our community. The Adult School prepares a diverse population of adult learners for success in the community as problem solvers, communicators, creative individuals, community contributors and lifelong learners. The program offers a wide variety of courses including high school diploma preparation, English and other languages, computer skills, vocational skills, financial training and enrichment programs.  The Adult school also administers the districts pre school and pre-Kindergarten programs hosted at five locations throughout the district, from the Westside to Soquel. The programs are co-ops, include a parent education component and serve children as young as 18 months.

On Saturday, May 9 the Adult School will mark its 90th anniversary with “1919  Days” featuring silent movies, ragtime piano,  vaudeville, vintage fashion show, the Great Morgani, old time children’s’ games,  costume contest,  barbershop quartet, quilting bee, photo booth, tortilla and salsa making demo, suffragettes, Charlie Chaplin, and more. The event takes place at Santa Cruz High School, 415 Walnut Avenue, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.