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    San Marcos Adult School (SMAS)

     
     
    In-Class Study
    San Marcos Adult School
    (SMAS) offers a high school diploma program. The program is conducted at the Twin Oaks High School campus (Room #10) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to attend each evening in order to complete courses in a timely manner.
     
    Independent Study
    SMAS also offers an independent study high school diploma program. Students complete coursework off campus and meet with the instructor Tuesdays or Thursdays at the San Marcos Adult School campus  to turn in work, ask questions, take tests and pick up new assignments.
     
    Requirements
    Each credit requires approximately 12-15 hours.   A minimum of 60 academic hours and content completion required for 5 semester credits. 
    In-Class Study requires all academic hours and course work be completed on campus.

     

    Credit requirements for graduation:

    English    40
    Math/Algebra 20
    Social Studies 35
    Science 20
    Fine Art/Language 10
    Electives 35
             Total       160



    What is Studied?
    The curriculum at SMAS has been developed according to district curriculum guidelines and the California State Content standards. Coursework satisfies the requirements for graduation. Students may graduate from San Marcos Adult School by completing all district graduation credit requirements, including a residency requirement of two (2) courses completed at SMAS.

    Students are also required to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

    Although SMAS offers no GED testing, we will help to prepare students to take the GED.

     

    Enrollment

    Adults interested in attending SMAS In-Class Study High School Diploma program may register in person Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
     
    A transcript of previously completed high school work must be presented at time of application. Enrollment is open year round.


    Those interested in Independent Study may contact the school at (760) 290-2555 ext.3512 for enrollment procedures.

     
    Teachers
    Lisann Selph               Tel: (760) 290-2550   lisann.selph@smusd.org
    Claudia Hernandez    Tel:(760)290-2555   claudia.hernandez@smusd.org
     
     
    Principal
    Mary Bunker

    Tel: (760) 290-2555

    Address
    158 Cassou Road

    San Marcos, CA 92069
    (760) 290-2550 or (760) 290-2555 Fax: (760)736-2221