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School Desk: Continuing your Academic Journey

The Ukiah Adult School has offered many educational opportunities since its opening in 1965. We recognize that continuing education for adults opens the doors to new jobs and more significant earning potential. Currently, adult students can take advantage of many opportunities, including English as a Second Language (ESL), preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test and interview, a Vocational Nursing certification program, computer literacy courses, and much more. One of our most popular programs is the High School Diploma program. Any person who is 18 years of age or older can earn their diploma through the Ukiah Adult School.

The Ukiah Adult School registration is online at or in person at 1056 North Bush Street. Once the student has registered, they come into the Ukiah Adult School office for an intake meeting and begin opening up new opportunities through continuing their education. 

At the intake, students meet with a staff member to review the credits needed to complete their diploma and create an educational plan. At Ukiah Adult School, students can earn their high school diploma by completing the California State minimum graduation requirements of 130 credits. Our program helps adult students earn their diplomas more quickly by ensuring that our students are completing the courses required by the State of California and learning the skills necessary to be well-informed citizens. 

Historically, we have offered curriculum through paper packets, which students completed on campus. We are excited to also provide the program online to students who prefer this manner of learning. Online learning allows students to complete coursework from anywhere with reliable internet connectivity. Students with busy schedules do not have to come to campus as often to complete their diplomas. Of course, for students using the online option, we are still here to offer you academic support and clarify topics with which you may need assistance. When you need assistance, you may schedule time with an instructor to conduct a Zoom call, phone call, or come to campus for in-person help. 

For those of you who prefer the paper packets, students will need to meet with teachers on campus more frequently. Either option provides adult students a pathway to earn their high school diploma. 

So, if you have been waiting to complete your high school diploma, now is the perfect time. Whether you choose the paper and pencil method in our classrooms or online from anywhere, we are ready to help you achieve your goal of earning your diploma.