Policies and Procedures

Community Education Classes

  • Classes not meeting minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation
  • Fees for classes are determined by length of class and estimated number of enrollees
  • Community Education class fees pay for teacher salaries, use of facilities, operations, and overall clerical & administrative support
  • Information provided and opinions expressed by instructors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the members of the Board of Education, District Administration and/or adult School Administrators

California Adult Education Program

Students must be adults 18 years and older

Classes not meeting minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation; classes with non-sustained attendance may be cancelled

Students must have High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED/HISET) by completion of a CTE program

  • Classes are financed by state and federal programs, which may include student fees
  • All students must attend the first class meeting to reserve their seat
  • Materials / service fees for some classes are for handouts, instructional assistants or equipment maintenance
  • Some courses require textbooks, tools, or supplies that are not included in course fees

Child Care

For Hamilton Adult Center morning students - Monday through Thursday 8:30a-12p

  • Children must be age 2-5 years old and potty trained
  • Parent must be currently enrolled in a morning class at Hamilton Adult Center
  • Parent must submit (1) Child's Birth Certificate, and (2) Child's Immunization Records (including negative TB proof)
  • Parent must submit three 3"x5" photos of the child

Drug and Alcohol Use

Smoking / use of tobacco products, marijuana, e-cigarettes and alcohol use are prohibited on all Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) properties. This applies to all employees, students, and visitors.

Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Torrance Adult School adheres to the guidelines established by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - a federal legislation established to regulate access and maintenance of student records.

FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, including the right to:

  • Inspect their education records.
  • Request an amendment of the records that the student believes are inaccurate.
  • Control disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the students’ education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Parents, spouses and significant others have no inherent right to access student educational records.

For more information please visit: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Mobile Messaging Terms & Conditions

(Last Update: 11/15/2022)

Torrance Adult School (part of Torrance Unified School District) operates a mobile messaging program (the “Program”) subject to these Mobile Messaging Terms and Conditions (the “Mobile Messaging Terms”). The Program and our collection and use of your personal information is also subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By enrolling, signing up, or otherwise agreeing to participate in the Program, you accept and agree to these Mobile Messaging Terms and our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

1. Program Description: We may send promotional and transactional mobile messages in various formats through the Program. Promotional messages advertise and promote our products and services and may include important dates and deadlines, news, event promotions, specials, other marketing offers, and reminders. Mobile messages may be sent using an automated technology, including an autodialer, automated system, or automatic telephone dialing system. Message frequency will vary. You agree that we, our affiliates, and any third-party service providers may send you messages regarding the foregoing topics or any topic and that such messages and/or calls may be made or placed using different telephone numbers or short codes. We do not charge for mobile messages sent through the Program but you are responsible for any message and data rates imposed by your mobile provider, as standard data and message rates may apply for SMS and MMS alerts. 

2. User Opt-In: By providing your mobile phone number to us, you are voluntarily opting in to the Program and you agree to receive recurring mobile messages from us at the mobile phone number associated with your opt-in, even if such number is registered on any state or federal “Do Not Call” list. You agree that any mobile phone number you provide to us is a valid mobile phone number of which you are the owner or authorized user. If you change your mobile phone number or are no longer the owner or authorized user of the mobile phone number, you agree to promptly notify us at garcia.elvira@tusd.org or sia.baron@tusd.org. Your participation in the Program is not required to make any purchase from us and your participation in the Program is completely voluntary. 

3. User Opt-Out and Support: You may opt-out of the Program at any time. If you wish to optout of the Program and stop receiving mobile messages from us, or you no longer agree to these Mobile Messaging Terms, reply STOP, QUIT, CANCEL, OPT-OUT, and/or UNSUBSCRIBE to any mobile message from us. You may continue to receive text messages for a short period while we process your request and you may receive a one-time opt-out confirmation message. You understand and agree that the foregoing is the only reasonable method of opting out. For support, reply HELP to any mobile message from us. Our mobile messaging platform may not recognize requests that modify the foregoing commands, and you agree that we and our service providers will not be liable for failing to honor requests that do not comply with the requirements in these Mobile Messaging Terms. We may also change the telephone number or short code we use to operate the Program and we will notify you of any such change. You acknowledge that any requests sent to a telephone number or short code that has been changed may not be received by us and we will not be responsible for failing to honor a request sent to a telephone number or short code that has been changed. 

4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability: The Program is offered on an “as-is” basis and may not be available in all areas, at all times, or on all mobile providers. You agree that neither we nor our service providers will be liable for any failed, delayed, or misdirected delivery of any mobile message or information sent through the Program. 

5. Modifications: We may modify or cancel the Program or any of its features at any time, with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may also modify these Mobile Messaging Terms at any time. Any such modification will take effect when it is posted to our website. You agree to review these Mobile Messaging Terms periodically to ensure that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued participation in the Program will constitute your acceptance of those modifications.

No Fees Policy

No fees of any kind may be collected from students for participating in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title II in the following Adult Education & Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) Programs:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Citizenship Preparation
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation
  • High School Diploma (HSD) Program
  • Distance Learning Programs for ESL/Citizenship/ABE/ASE.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

TUSD does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived ethnic group identification, religion, sexual orientation, gender ancestry, race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in any of its policies, procedures, or practices, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act 1983, and Age Discrimination Act of 1975

  • TUSD is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program
  • It is the stated policy of TUSD that harassment is prohibited and that all employees, and applicants, shall receive equal consideration and treatment; all recruiting, hiring, placements, transfers, and promotions will be on basis of qualifications of the individual only
  • This nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, the District's programs and activities, including vocational education
  • TUSD has a uniform complaint procedure that allows the filing of a grievance/complaint
  • Local community legal assistance agencies and legal resources are available
  • Equal Opportunity policies inquiries or filing of grievances may be directed to Employment Relations - (310) 972-6071

Publicity and Photo Release

  • TAS students may be photographed or filmed for TAS and/or TUSD marketing or public relations purposes. Consent is given by completing the registration form at enrollment.
  • If you do not want your photograph to appear on publications, please email the TAS administrators.

Refund Policy

Refunds must be requested before the start of the 2nd scheduled class meeting

  • Refund forms can be found on the TAS website and at the Adult Center Offices
  • Full refunds only on classes cancelled by Torrance Adult School (TAS)
  • $10 processing fee is charged for all student refund requests & material fees if applicable
  • All refund requests need to be processed through TAS, following our refund policy, or a $25 fee will be charged for each transaction
  • Textbooks are non-refundable
  • Classes that meet one time are not refunded once the class begins
  • Transfers after the second class meeting are not refunded

Students with Disabilities

TAS makes every effort to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities - please contact any TAS office, two weeks prior to the beginning of the class, to request special accommodations and to provide recent documentation of the disability.