West Contra Costa Adult Education

Director Adam Taylor
Principal Paul Shatswell • (510) 231-1453, ext 28004

In-person registration is available only at Alvarado Campus. NO registration at Serra Campus.
Alvarado Campus
(Main Business Office of Adult Education)
5625 Sutter Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone (510) 231-1453
Questions: AdultEd@wccusd.net
Office Hours: September 2017 - June 2018
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Serra Campus
(ESL and night classes held on site)
6028 Ralston Ave.
Richmond, CA 94805
For more information, contact Alvarado above.
Rchmond High School
(ESL Student Support Center)
1250 - 23dr Street
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone (510) 215-1450, Extension 3385
Office Hours: September 2017 - June 2018
Monday-Wednesday: 6:30-9:00pm
Thursday-Sunday: Closed
Visit the Maps page for details about school locations.

Message from the Principal
Welcome to West Contra Costa Adult Education! We are pleased to offer our community members exciting courses which will serve your personal and professional goals. Our classes are designed to provide you with instruction that will foster learning and inspire you to reach your goals. We are proud to provide our community members with a wide range of classes such as High School Diploma, ESL, Career Technical Education (CTE), computers, and cooking. We encourage you to participate in our computer classes, exercise classes, or finance classes. West Contra Costa Adult Education Staff Members are here to serve the needs of all learners and welcome all community members to participate in our classes. Thank you for considering us as your first stop to achieve your goals.

Paul Shatswell, Principal

Our Vision
The entire community of West Contra Costa Unified School District has knowledge of and access to Adult Education. West Contra Costa Adult Education provides positive life-long learning experiences in a safe student-centered environment. West Contra Costa Adult Education serves the educational needs of the community through partnerships with the WCCUSD departments and schools, the business, community and other community agencies. The West Contra Costa Unified School District views the Adult Education program as the provider of parent education, which strengthens the family, school, and child relationships.

Our Mission
West Contra Costa Adult Education provides the West Contra Costa Unified School District community with the highest quality life-long learning experiences with high expectations, options, & opportunities for all students’ futures.

West Contra Costa Unified School District Information Website
District Board of Education
Elizabeth Block, Valerie Cuevas, Madeline Kronenberg, Tom Panas, Mister Phillips

District Administration
1108 Bissell Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801
Phone 510.231.1100
• Matthew Duffy, Superintendent of Schools
• Nia Rashidchi, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services
• Christopher Mount-Benites, Associate Superintendent, Business Services
• Lisa LeBlanc, Associate Superintendent, Operations Division
• Ken Whittemore, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Message from the Superintendent
QUESTION: What’s a service that’s free or very low cost, gives the opportunity to improve our lives, and is located close to home?
THE ANSWER: Adult Education in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Whether it's adult basic education, job related courses or personal enrichment, our Adult Education program has it all. The teachers and staff are second to none in knowledge, skill and customer service. Everyone in this program is proud to assist community members who take our classes and programs. The program is set up so that busy people can take advantage of the classes we offer. This program is so good that it's been recognized as one of the best in the state and the nation.

I invite you to try us out. If you take just one course, I'm confident you'll be back for others. Nearly all our students take more than one course. Once they've joined us, our students see how helpful our Adult School can be and join thousands of others in lifelong learning.

Matthew Duffy, Superintendent

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Updated March 19, 2018