About Us

Mission Statement

Conejo Valley Adult Education is dedicated to providing adults with opportunities to improve and enrich their lives, including skills to transition successfully to the work force, college, or vocational programs, and to attain personal goals.

Principal's Message to our Students

Mike Sanders, Principal at Conejo Valley Adult Education

Dear Adult School Participants,

Conejo Valley Adult Education is pleased to present a wide variety of educational offerings. Adult Education offers a unique opportunity for each one of you to reach your potential.  We strive to offer classes that may lead to advancement or new jobs, as well as classes that will enrich your life. We are proud of our Career Training programs in Medical and Computer-related areas that have helped many students find new opportunities.

Many adults find great pleasure in giving the gift of reading by volunteering in our Literacy Program. Our English as a Second Language program is designed to provide English skills and build a sense of community, and adults can study to earn their High School Diploma or High School Equivalency. Our senior population may explore invigorating classes in our Senior Adult Enrichment Program. The Parent Education program offers parent and child classes in a wonderful setting at the Horizon Hills campus. Finally, we offer many varied classes, from arts to fitness to world languages, in our Community Enrichment Program. Conejo Valley Adult School is here to make your potential a reality. Have a great year.

Mike Sanders, Principal

Accredited by WASC

Situated in the beautiful community of Thousand Oaks, CA, Conejo Valley Adult School is one of the many wonderful resources available to residents of the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. Every class and program we offer emphasizes quality and service to the customer. Conejo Valley Adult School has a safe, clean and beautiful campus with plenty of parking.

Conejo Valley Adult School classes are open to students who are 18 years of age or older. Classrooms are provided with the latest equipment, and the excellent instructors are specialists in their fields. Whether it’s a computer class, parenting class, class for senior adults, course to learn English, career training program, or one of the more than 300 different special interest classes offered, from salsa dancing to sewing, there’s something for everyone. Come join us today! Conejo Valley Adult School (CVAS), also known as Conejo Valley Adult Education (CVAE), was established in 1974, and is an integral part of Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD).

CVAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for schools and colleges in the Western United States and territories. Our school has been continuously accredited since 1980. The school has earned a 6-year term—through 2024—the maximum that the Accrediting Commission awards. Here is the WASC web page; fill in the school name, Conejo Valley Adult School, and the other requested information to display our schools “Accredited” status. Here is the WASC Self-Study Report that was submitted to the Accrediting Commission and which served as the basis for validating our program quality and accomplishments.

Refund Policy

No Refunds for a student who withdraws voluntarily from a class. Refunds will be made only for classes canceled by Conejo Valley Adult Education.

Annual Notifications - Nondiscrimination Statement

Physical Education Requirements, Student Sexual Harassment, Title IX, Uniform Complaints, Williams Complaints.

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Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

Our students will become…

Lifelong learners who:

• Develop goals or skills responsive to their changing world, workplace and/or personal situation
• Access and utilize information effectively
• Pursue training and courses of study that relate to their goals
• Remain current with lifestyle trends, economic developments  and technological enhancements

Productive individuals who:

• Use available resources effectively to achieve their goals
• Assume social responsibility by contributing time, knowledge and talents to help and serve others
• Work self-sufficiently to complete objectives or collaboratively to achieve common goals
• Engage in lifelong physical activity and mental challenges to promote independence and to enhance quality of life

Critical and creative thinkers who:

• Identify problems and apply problem solving strategies to a variety of situations
• Locate, organize and apply information
• Monitor and evaluate progress; adjust plans and goals accordingly
• Create and validate intellectual, practical, aesthetic and inventive works

Effective communicators who:

• Use appropriate spoken and written language to communicate ideas in both formal and informal situations
• Read for information and understanding
• Listen objectively and respond appropriately to others
• Utilize technology and a variety of media to convey and access ideas and information

Section 504 Compliance

The Conejo Valley Unified School District complies with the rules and regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Questions or complaints regarding the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities should be addressed to:

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Workforce Investment Board

Vocational training for Conejo Valley Adult School is funded by the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Ventura County. Participants must meet eligibility criteria. For more information, call (805) 497-2761 ext. 1024. WIB provides programs for low-income youth and adults ages 18 and older of any income that may help pay for job training and provide other benefits as well.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits our school personnel from sharing information about any student who is 18 years of age or older with the parent / guardian / relative of that individual without the student’s express written permission. This prohibition includes progress reports, participation, attendance, and enrollment status. Only general information may be shared; e.g., courses offered, meeting dates, diploma or equivalency requirements.

Board Policies & Regulations

CVUSD Board of Education Policies and Administrative Regulations are stored and updated on the online BoardDocs platform. This platform includes a “search” function so that you may easily find the Board Policy or Administrative Regulations you are looking for.

The maintenance of effective Board Policies and Administrative Regulations is a never-ending process. Each year, hundreds of state and federal laws are passed which may affect our policies. In order to ensure that our policies are up-to-date, the Conejo Valley Unified School District partners with the California School Boards Association (CSBA) through GAMUT, CSBA’s policy audit and maintenance program.

If you have any questions regarding Board Policy or Administrative Regulations, please call the Superintendent’s Office at 805-497-9511, extension 201.


Offered in agreement with the Public Social Services Agency of Ventura County: courses include basic remediation in reading, writing, math, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Other programs: high school diploma, G.E.D., English as a second language, and vocational training. Call (805) 497-2761.


Certain courses approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

Terms of Use—External Link Disclaimer Statement

No endorsement is intended or made of any hypertext link (hyperlink), product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this page or site. Whereas all attempts are made to ensure the correctness and suitability of that information under our control and to correct any errors brought to our attention, no representation or guarantee is or can be made as to the correctness or suitability of that information or any linked information presented, referenced, or implied. All critical information should be independently verified.

The inclusion of links from this site or resulting from use of the Google Custom Search does not imply endorsement by Conejo Valley Adult School aka Conejo Valley Adult Education, Conejo Valley Unified School District, the webmaster, administrator, counselor, instructor/teacher, secretary, or any other District employee. Conejo Valley Adult School make no endorsement, express or implied, of any to or from its website, nor is it responsbile for the content or activities of any linked sites.

Privacy Policy

Conejo Valley Adult Education (the “website” or “Site”), also known as Conejo Valley Adult School, is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to the Site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Conejo Valley Adult Education website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by Conejo Valley Adult Education (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”). Here is our Privacy Policy.

California Adult Education Strategic Plan

Conejo Valley Adult School strives to implement major elements of the California Adult Education Strategic Plan:

“… California has the opportunity to renew an educational system that provides adults with the academic and career skills needed to support themselves and their families and make meaningful contributions to the state’s economic future by:

• Addressing the needs of undereducated residents who are beyond the reach of the kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) system but are not ready for community college, other forms of higher education, or the workforce.

• Providing relevant academic programs to reengage students who drop out of the K–12 system.

• Linking education with support services to enhance student outcomes….

The mission of the Adult Education system aligns with the educational, economic, and social needs of California as it moves further into the 21st century. Increasing the skill levels of the workforce supports the attraction of new business and the retention and growth of existing business. Skilled workers employed in well-paying jobs, in turn, generate tax revenues and enable reductions in social expenditures. Economic imperatives and the needs of millions of Californians for basic educational services require Adult Education to focus its mission as follows:

The mission of the California Department of Education Adult Education system is to advance California’s economic, workforce development and societal goals by preparing adult learners for college, career, and civic responsibility.

Preparation for college is the development of the literacy and mathematics skills necessary to transition to non-remedial coursework in a variety of postsecondary settings, including moderate-term and long-term on-the-job training, industry certification programs, apprenticeship, the military, two- and four-year college and university programs, and high-level technical schools.

Preparation for civic responsibility is the development of literacy skills that enable students to understand their responsibilities and benefit from the rights of civic life….”

Job Placement

Conejo Valley Adult Education does not guarantee job placement.

Release of School Records

CVAE will release no student information without a signed consent from the student.

Dress Code & Code of Conduct

Students are to use their training as practice for the work environment in which they will be employed.

* Dress comfortably but appropriately: No bare midriffs or revealing clothing       

* No offensive words, symbols or slogans on clothes or accessories

* Students must be courteous and respectful towards school staff and fellow students

* No strong colognes or perfumes

Official Withdrawal

A student will be withdrawn from a program if any of the below occur.

* Student choice (notification in writing required) 

* Failure to cooperate with the rules and policies of the school or department plan

CVAE Refund Policy

No Refunds for a student who withdraws voluntarily from a class.
Refunds will be made only for classes canceled by Conejo Valley Adult Education.