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Last chance to sign up for a program that will help English Learners find a job or apply for training or college. Click here for important info...


Prepare for the new GED® 2014 exam in our individualized program. To enroll, call: 650-329-3752.


The YMCA of Silicon Valley shares Palo Alto Adult School's commitment to bring high quality health and fitness programs to our community.

Key Dates

Fall Quarter 2014

Fall Quarter Dates: Sept. 8-Dec. 19, 2014

Registration Begins:Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Office Closed:Nov. 11 & 24-28, 2014

Winter Quarter 2015

Registration Begins:Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Winter Quarter Dates:Jan. 12-Mar. 20, 2015

Message from the Principal

First, thank you to all the PAAS staff who made the fall catalog possible…it takes a village. I am really, really excited to join the Palo Alto Adult School community and look forward to meeting many of you in the great classes we offer. Second, many thanks to Dr. Kara Rosenberg for her leadership in creating an incredible program, which enhances the Palo Alto community. I have been part of PAUSD since 1995 as a teacher and administrator at both Gunn and Paly.

See you in class!
Katya Villalobos

Student Showcase

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The English Learners Ladder to Success class was amazing. Thanks to the skills assessment, I understand skills what jobs are suitable for me, where and how to look for vacancies, how to write a resume and cover letter, and how to write in the American style. I also learned how to build my professional network.

The ELLS course was a great opportunity to become close with American culture, the labor market, make friends and develop my English language skills. After taking the class, I now work in the Finance department at a non-profit organization.

Daria Y.