Pleasanton Unified School District: Adult Education
Welcome to the Amador Valley Adult Education website. Please review the following information:
- The Adult Education office will be closed effective July 1, and will remain closed during the 2012-13 school year.
- If you are calling for information related to summer school, please call 925.463.1104 during the month of August 2012.
- If you are inquiring about GED test results, for those who took the test from 1990 (or as far back as 1968, if you previously applied for a certificate) through 2012, you can call the Educational Testing Service for results at 1.866.370.4740.
- To inquire about registering for upcoming GED Tests as scheduled for the 2012-13 school year, please scroll below to view GED testing information, eligibility and testing dates. For more information on GED test results or to register, please call 925.426.4344 beginning the week of August 6, 2012. NO requests will be processed before that date.
- For any other adult education inquiries, such as transcript requests, please contact 925.426.4344 beginning the week of August 6, 2012.
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The tests of General Educational Development (GED) are developed by the American Council of Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate that they have achieved abilities normally acquired through completion of a high school program of study. Accommodations are available upon request.
An applicant must be 18 or older and not possess a high school diploma, be within 60 days of turning 18, or be within 60 days of graduation had the student stayed in school and followed the usual course of study.
GED Testing Schedule Test Dates:Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Village High School in Room 701 on:
- October 2, 3 & 4 2012
- December 4, 5 & 6, 2012
- February 5, 6 & 7, 2013
- April 9, 10 & 11, 2013
- May 7, 8 & 9, 2013
- June 4, 5 & 6, 2013
In person registration is required and must be done 24 hours prior to testing date, with picture I.D. that is CURRENT AND VALID. CURRENT AND VALID picture I.D. is also required on the nights of testing.
Acceptable I.D. includes: driver's license issued by the DMV, identification card issued by the military, identification card issued by the U.S. or a foreign government, or identification card issued by a post-secondary school. The identification must include the examinee's name, date of birth, photograph, California address, and signature.
Test fee of $145 includes a battery of 5 tests and a certificate sent by the Department of Education in Sacramento.
If an examinee fails any part of the test, that part may be retaken for a $15.00 fee. Each section of the test may only be taken 3 times per calendar year (January – December).
1. Where can I find other local GED Testing Centers?
- Castro Valley Adult School – 510.886.1000
- Hayward Adult School – 510.293.8595
- San Ramon Adult Ed – 925.479.1200
- Martinez Adult School – 925.228.3587 X 234
2. How can I obtain a copy of my GED Certificate or get GED results?
If you are inquiring about GED test results, for those who took the test from 1990 (or as far back as 1968, if you previously applied for a certificate) through 2012, you can call the Educational Testing Service for results at 1.866.370.4740.
Beginning the week of August 6, 2012, in addition to the above option, you may call 925.426.4344 for information related to any transcript request. There is no charge for scores sent directly to an educational institution. There is a $10.00 fee for scores sent anywhere else
To obtain GED test results, the following information may be faxed or sent in writing:
- Name used when test was taken
- Address that test results should be sent to….if going to a school there is no charge but if going elsewhere, there is a $10 fee
- Social Security number
- Approximate date test was taken
- Mother’s maiden name
- Current telephone number
3. Where can I find information for ESL (English as a Second Language) or Citizenship classes in the area?
Local English Classes
Dublin Adult School
6901 York Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
925.829.4322 ext. 7921
Livermore Adult School
1401 Almond Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
Pleasanton Public Library
400 Old Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Las Positas College
3033 Collier Canyon Road
Livermore, CA 94551
Castro Valley Adult and Career Education
4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
4. How can I obtain a copy of my transcript for work I have completed in adult education towards my HS Diploma?
To request a transcript for complete work towards a high school diploma, visit the Human Resources Department (call 925.426.4344 for more information) with a photo ID beginning the week of August 6. If you are not able to come in person, you would need to submit a written request including your name, address, date of birth, current telephone number and signature.
5. How can I obtain a copy of my Traffic School certificate?
Copies are no longer available at this office. Contact your local DMV office.
6. Where do I go to obtain Work Permits?
Click here for Work Permit FAQs
Click here for Work Permit Application
Applications can also be obtained from the District Receptionist. Beginning July 30, 2012, once the application has been signed and appropriately filled out by the student, employer and parent/guardian, return it to the District Receptionist at the District Office, 4665 Bernal Avenue for processing.
- Items needed for regular work permit applications include proof of age (picture ID or birth certificate) and proof of school enrollment. Please understand that work permits may take up to 48hrs max to process during the work week.
For students requesting theatrical permits, including entertainment industry, modeling, etc., these must be obtained by a parent/guardian directly from the California State Labor Commissioner at 1515 Clay Street, Room 801, Oakland, CA, 94612. The procedure preferred is to send a note requesting an application for this entertainment industry-specific type of work permit and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address. There is a portion of the application, which must be completed by the school attended by the minor. The completed application may then be mailed back to the Oakland office by the parent again with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and the special work permit will be mailed back. The telephone number for more information is 510.622.3273. Please select “0” for a representative.