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Watsonville/Aptos Adult School

280 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Tel (831) 728-6330

Core to Watsonville/Aptos Adult Schools mission since opening in 1938 has been providing Watsonville's large community of immigrant adults, the opportunity to acquire English and to advance their goals through whatever additional programs may meet their needs: academic, citizenship, vocational, and lifelong learning. Watsonville has a long and proud tradition of welcoming immigrants, from the Portuguese and Sicilian fisherman and Japanese truck farmers of the 20's and 30's, to the Serb and Croatian farmers who built the orchard industries of the 30's and 40's, through the last half century of Mexican migrants who worked the canneries and the farmworkers, by whose toil the agricultural industry has been built.

Key components of Adult Education are flexibility, diversity and adaptability, and Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education has served students well because of these qualities. The school offers classes day and night, at many locations, and in many areas of study. Students are introduced to the diversity of life in the community because they meet persons from many backgrounds in their ESL classes. The classes are offered at many levels of proficiency, serving students at beginning levels of English language ability through high. These qualities enable students to start learning English at the beginning level when they first come to the USA, and to advance as quickly as possible as proficiency rapidly increases.

There has always been a strong and flexible adult high school diploma program available to those students who wish to continue their education. Citizenship classes are offered for those who have proficiency in English as well as for those who speak no English at all. For beginning students, the combination ESL Citizenship classes serve to strengthen language skills while allowing the students to proceed toward gaining their citizenship at the same time.

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