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For 54 years, JobTrain has offered free career training to those most in need, thanks to the support of generous community donors.

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To enter our free ESL classes, new students are required to register for a placement test at the Adult School office (Greendell or Palo Alto High School location). To see testing dates and times, click here.

Key Dates

Fall Quarter 2019

Fall Quarter Dates:Sep. 09-Nov. 15, 2019

Registration Begins:Friday, Aug. 09, 2019

ESL Classes (Session 1):Aug. 19-Oct. 11, 2019

ESL Classes (Session 2):Oct. 14-Dec. 13, 2019

No Classes:Sep. 2, Nov. 11, and Nov. 25-29, 2019 (and Aug. 29 & Oct. 14, 2019, Palo Alto High School Only)

Winter Quarter 2020

Winter Quarter Dates:Jan. 13-Mar. 20, 2020

Registration Begins:Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

ESL Classes:Jan. 13-Mar. 6, 2020

No Classes:Jan. 20, Feb. 14 and Feb. 17, 2020

Message from the Principal

Dear Community Members,

Palo Alto Adult School believes that education is for life. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own furniture, learn a new language, or pursue your dream of becoming a musician, our extensive list of programs can make your dreams come true. Enroll early to secure space in your favorite program!

See you in class!
Dave Hoshiwara, Principal