• About Us

    Petaluma Adult School is the only K-12 adult school in Sonoma County and a member of the Sonoma County Adult Education Consortium. We provide a range of free and low-cost classes including high school diploma, GED/HiSET test preparation, parent education, English classes for non-native speakers, citizenship preparation, and career and technical education programs.

    Mission Statement

    “Petaluma Adult School is an integral part of the Petaluma City Schools. We provide high-quality instruction to our diverse community of adult learners to achieve family, workforce, and personal goals.” 

    School Policies

    ADMISSIONS: Adult School classes are open to any person 18 years of age or over who can benefit from instruction. Most classes have open enrollment and are provided in accessible settings. Ed Code #52610

    FEES: Community Education classes are supported solely by student fees. Some classes request additional lab and/or materials fees. High School Diploma and High School Test Prep classes are funded through state and federal grants with no charge to students. 

    REFUNDS: Full refunds are ONLY given for classes canceled by PAS or students BEFORE the class starts. No refunds will be given once class begins. No exceptions. Optional textbook fees will ONLY be refunded within one week of the textbook purchase date.

    ACADEMIC COUNSELING: Counseling services are available for students in the Adult School High School Diploma classes and for any other student needing assistance with scheduling.

    BOOKS: Textbooks are available for purchase. Ed. Code #52612, 60410

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Petaluma City Schools' policies and procedures related to admission, employment, financial aid, educational services, programs or activities do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, mental or physical handicap, age or sex.

    SMOKING: All locations are non-smoking facilities. Board policy 4172/4272 and 5131.62.