What We Offer You

As an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, we strive to help our students achieve the following goals:

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs)


Students will assess their own needs and identify their academic, career, and/or personal goals.
  • With guidance, develop and communicate plans to achieve their goals.
  • Be self-directed learners who learn independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment.


Using a variety of methods, technology and resources, students will acquire knowledge and skills.
  • Develop and apply critical thinking skills.
  • Obtain academic and career skills for life and workforce readiness.


Students will apply their acquired core knowledge and skills appropriate to their goals.
  • Advance to post-secondary education or training.
  • Contribute to personal enrichment and the community.
  • Demonstrate 21st century skills including critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Palo Alto Adult School Mission & Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs): download pdf