Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who may attend?
Classes are open to all adults of Oroville and neighboring communities. Oroville residency is not required.
Concurrent High School Students:
Several classes offered by Adult Education can be attended by an eligible concurrent High School student if space allows. Priority is given to adult students. Registration at OAE requires a prior conference with the student, his/her current high school counselor/administrator and a parent/guardian. Student must bring in a completed Concurrent Enrollment Form and a copy of their current transcript at the time of registration. Concurrent students must meet OAE’s requirements for enrolling. High School students are allowed to enroll in up to two classes and can earn five credits per class. Students must attend all classes; those who miss more than one class may be dropped from the course.
Oroville Adult Education reserves the right to discontinue, shorten, postpone, combine classes, and/or change instructors. Choose your classes carefully. Refunds will only be made when a class is full or is cancelled due to low enrollment. (Please be careful with textbooks as we cannot refund a used book. If a book is accompanied by software, the book will be considered used if the seal is broken.) Sorry, no other refunds or transfer of fees will be issued for any reason.
If a single class session must be cancelled at the last minute due to instructor illness, the information should be posted on this website; click on the ‘What's New’ tab. There will be no telephone notification so OAE advises that students check the site before coming to class. Those not having access to the internet may call the office for current class information.
Fees for classes
Some classes are state mandated. There is no charge for adults to attend the following classes:
- High School diploma
- GED preparation
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- Qualified high school students currently enrolled in a secondary school can attend certain academic classes if they are referred by a counselor and have parental approval
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Programs for Disabled adults by referral
Regular classes are eligible for state funding and are, therefore, offered at greatly reduced fees. In some cases a material or lab fee is charged to cover the course expenses. Some classes require a book purchase.
Community Education classes are fee-based and are provided in the public interest. These fees are kept as minimal as possible to keep classes affordable. These classes receive no state funding and fees must pay for instructor, facility, and all related expenses.
Some classes require a book deposit of $45 of which $25 is refunded by check when the books are returned. If a student fails to attend class for six months, the deposit if forfeited. Students are responsible for the full cost of lost or damaged books.
Credits earned apply to OUHSD diploma requirements and may or may not be transferable to other agencies.
Choose your classes carefully. Refunds will be made only when a class is full or is canceled due to low enrollment. (Please be careful with textbooks as we cannot refund a used book. If a book is accompanied by software, the book will be considered used if the software seal is broken.)
Sorry, no other refunds or transfer of fees will be issued for any reason.
Course Cancellation or Withdrawal
The Oroville Adult Education reserves the right to discontinue, shorten, postpone, combine classes, and/or change instructors.
View current classes on our website www.orovilleadulted.com
If you would like more information about a particular program or class, free brochures are available in the office. Stop by and pick one up!
Textbooks can be purchased at the registration office. Adult Education does not repurchase used books.
This test for speed and accuracy is administered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings before 11:30am or Friday between 1:30-4:30pm. Typing Certificate provided - $10 fee. Photo ID required.
Children in class
Children are not permitted in Adult Education classes. Students must make off-campus child care arrangements.
If you are interested in using your GI Bill, please call the school to discuss eligibility.
Oroville Adult Education is here for you. We welcome your input for the improvement of current courses and the creation of new courses. If you have an idea for a course you would like to take (or teach), please call the school and let us know.