School Policies

Admission and Eligibility

Classes are open to all students regardless of residency or citizenship. In all programs students must be 18 years of age or older with two program exceptions: students must be 50 years of age or older in the Active Adult classes held at the senior centers;  students may register for community interest classes at age 16.


As a WIOA Title-I financially assisted program, the Fremont Union High School District Adult School, is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.  

Non-Discrimination Policies (BP 0410)

The Board of Trustees is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination and civil rights should be directed to the Superintendent

family educational rights and privacy act (ferpa)

Unless a FERPA exception applies, whether written or oral and regardless of format, FUHSD Adult School maintains the confidentiality of files, documents, and other materials which (i) contain information directly related to a student; and (ii) are maintained by FUHSD Adult School such as:

  • The student's name;
  • The name of other family members (e.g., Emergency Contact);
  • The address of the student or student's family;
  • A personal identifier, such as the student's social security number, student number, or biometric record;
  • Other indirect identifiers, such as the student's date of birth, place of birth, and mother's maiden name;
  • Other information that, alone or in combination, is linked or linkable to a specific student that would allow a reasonable person in the school community, who does not have personal knowledge of the relevant circumstances, to identify the student with reasonable certainty;
  • Information requested by a person who the educational agency or institution reasonably believes knows the identity of the student to whom the education record relates.

The misuse or unauthorized release of personal and confidential information or records by any WIOA, Title II: AEFLA service provider may be subject to a civil penalty. (34 CFR Part 99.67).

FUHSD Adult School must have written permission from the eligible student to release any information from a student's education record. However, the FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, in cases such as the following, provided the disclosure meets the detailed requirements in the 34 CFR Part 99.31:

  • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
  • Officials of other schools to which a student is transferring;
  • The authorized representatives of specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
  • Appropriate parties in connection with certain financial aid determinations or enforcements with respect to that student;
  • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
  • Accrediting organizations to carry out accrediting functions;
  • As required to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; provided, that reasonable efforts are made to notify the eligible student;
  • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies;
  • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Student Conduct

The Board of Trustees believe that all students have the right to be educated in a positive learning environment free from disruptions. On school grounds and at school activities, students shall be expected to exhibit appropriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere with the adult school programs. Appropriate behavior includes being studious, engaged in class activities, careful with school property, and respectful towards teachers, other staff, students, and volunteers.


Classes may be canceled when the minimum enrollment is not met. If a class is canceled, students are notified by phone or email and given the following options, as available: transfer to another class or receive a full refund. It is important that we have an accurate phone number and email address in our records in order to contact you.

Missed Classes

We do not offer make-up classes or credits when individual customers miss a class for natural disasters, illness, travel, or personal reasons. In the rare instance when a teacher needs to miss a class, our staff will find a substitute or notify you via phone or email that class is canceled.  


Refund requests must be received seven days before the first class meeting with the exception of special programs. A $20 processing fee per transaction applies to all refunds. Special programs, for which refunds do not apply, include Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), and Preschool class Levels 5 – 10 and STEAM.

Refunds may be requested at 408-522-2700  during normal business hours. For refunds at Bright Beginnings Preschool, please call 408-522-2707.

Refunds will be issued in the form of a check or credit back to the credit card used for the original transaction. Cash and checks will be refunded by check, which may take up to 4 weeks to process.


FUHSD Adult School reserves the right to photograph classes and program participants for promotional purposes. Photographs may be used in the catalog, on the website, or on materials distributed to the community.