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Welcome students! Registration is now open for our diploma, GED, and ESL program for the 2024-2025 academic school year. Classes start August 7, 2024. Click on the link to register and Barstow Adult School will notify you when to take the CASAS test. This is not a pass or fail test, but rather a test required by the state for appropriate placement in our program. Test dates listed below.

Adult Education Enrollment Interest Form (click here)

Dates to remember

July 27, 2023 – CASAS Saturday Testing

August 5, 2023 – CASAS Testing

August 6, 2023 – CASAS Testing

August 7, First Day of School

 Barstow Adult School will offer in person instruction along with several options for distance learning.

To begin the enrollment process, students must use the Enrollment Interest Form by clicking on the link at the top of this page.  Students will be contacted Monday-Wednesday with additional instructions on how to complete the enrollment process. The enrollment process will consist of:

·         CASAS testing

o   You will be asked to provide your identification (driver’s license or any form of picture ID) and social security number during the testing process; this is how the school receives its funding.

·         Transcript Review

·         Program Orientation with staff

Students will not be assigned classes until ALL steps in the enrollment process have been fulfilled. In-person instruction is based on the availability of seats, and course guidelines will be explained to students receiving online instruction. Online students will only be allowed to have THREE classes at a time, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Students must be 18 or older at the time of registration. A current email address is required at the time of registration. If you do not have an email address, stop by the office and we will assist you with creating an email account.

High School Diploma students must obtain transcripts from previous schools attended for transcript evaluation and enrollment (high school, adult school, or college).  Adults ages 18 and older can earn a High School Diploma by completing standard coursework as required by the California Department of Education.  

Adult Education High School Diploma classes are free

GED Preparation classes are free and do not require transcripts.  Students must be age18 or older at the time of enrollment. 

Instructors are credentialed teachers who are registered and approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

** Bartow Adult School is not Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited.  However, we are recognized by the California Department of Education under the California Adult Education Program and federally approved by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act to provide Adult Education programs and services. **

 ABOUT The Program

Barstow Adult School successfully provides a variety of on campus, online, independent study and distance learning educational programs

During Distance Learning our adult students utilize their personal devices to interact with their instructors during live sessions, complete program materials, review and utilize their textbooks and workbooks, complete projects, and implement supplemental resources if necessary. 

Online learning resources include educational platforms such as: PLATO, GED, Aztec Software, Burlington English, and APEX. Users will be issued usernames and passwords. To remain active in the online programs, users must log a minimum of three hours of online time per week. Failure to meet the 3 hour a week guideline will result in deactivation of the learning account. An academic contract will be required to reestablish the student's online learning account.

Student support and small group sessions are available on campus through an appointment or on a walk-in basis.

Students will be required to complete program testing requirements multiple times throughout the school year.

Pearson Vue (GED) and Adult Education CASAS testing sessions (Assessments, Pre-Test, and Post Testing) are held in person, on campus and completed by following all implemented health, social distancing, and safety guidelines.

Contacting the School – Effective August 5, 2024

Barstow Adult School will be open from 4 – 7 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. These are also the hours and days that teachers respond to emails, phone calls, etc., so please be mindful of this time frame.

Phone 760 255 6131


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*Effective August 7, 2023*

Barstow Adult School will be open from 4 – 7 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. These are also the hours and days that teachers respond to emails, phone calls, etc., so please be mindful of this time frame.  

Phone: (760)255-6131