• Madera Adult School

    2037 West Cleveland Ave

    Madera, CA 93637

    (559) 675 - 4425



    Admission, Payment, and Refund Policies


    Program Enrollment Information


     Below are the enrollment procedures for Madera Adult School's Adult Education Programs. Specific program information is listed on the program's website page. A photo ID is required for testing and to receive test scores for Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), English as a Second Language (ESL),  High School Diploma (HSD), and Career Technical Education (CTE).


    Office Hours for Enrollment:

    Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    The office is closed on Fridays.

    For the Following Programs: 

    • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • High School Diploma (HSD)
    • High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Preparation 

    Enrollment Procedure

    Individuals who wish to enroll at Madera Adult School (MAS), will need to register in person at our MAS Office during the allotted registration times listed on our website's homepage. You will need to fill out a registration packet.


    After registering at the MAS Office, you will be issued a date and time for a CASAS test assessment. If you miss your scheduled CASAS testing appointment, you will need to reschedule for another. Space and testing dates are limited in our Assesment Room so please be sure to show up for your appointment. Also, please be 15 minutes early to your CASAS testing appointment as the test will begin at the scheduled time. Remember to bring a valid ID with you. No items will be allowed in the Assesment Room. Individuals will not be enrolled in classes until they are CASAS tested. MAS uses the CASAS test scores to assess students reading and math skills in order to enroll them in the appropriate classes so it is important to do your best.


    Note: For individuals enrolling in the High School Diploma Program, after CASAS testing, you will be given a scheduled appointment to meet with a MAS Staff member to evaluate your transcripts in order to assess the number of remaining credits required for graduation and to enroll you in HSD classes. If you do not show up for your appointment, you will not be enrolled in classes and a new appointment will need to be scheduled. These appointments are extremely limited so it is important that you keep your scheduled meeting time with our staff member. Please bring with you an official transcript from your last high school of attendance. In addition, if you score lower than a 236 on your CASAS test, then you will be required to enroll in an ABE course to improve basic reading and math skills.



    • Allow 2 hours for assessment and registration.
    • No one will be allowed into the Testing Room after the assessment has begun.
    • No children are allowed.

    Call (559) 675 - 4425 for further information 



    Career Technical Education (CTE)


     Test Assessment

     After registering at the Madera Adult School Office, you will be given a date and time for a test assessment.


     Times: contact our office for dates and times

    • Allow 2 hours for assessment and registration.
    • No one will be allowed into the Testing Room after the assessment has begun.
    • No children are allowed.

    Call (559) 675 - 4425 for further information


    Payment Policy


     Only cash, money order, and VISA/MasterCard are accepted. Madera Adult School (MAS) is no longer accepting personal checks.


    Community Education


    Community Education Registration

    • IN PERSON: Come to the Administration Office at Madera Adult School, which is located at 2037 West Cleveland Ave., Madera, CA 93637. OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and the office is closed on Fridays.
    • No personal checks are accepted.  Payment can be made with cash, money order, or VISA/MasterCard.

    Community Education Classes, Fees, and Refunds

    Community Education classes are fee-based. These classes are entirely funded by the fees collected from student enrollment. No tax dollars are authorized to pay for the cost of these classes. For Community Education classes, a sufficient number of registered students must be enrolled by two (2) days prior to the start of a class or the class may be canceled. Students may continue to be enrolled up to the first day of classes (if space is available). If you missed the deadline, please call (559) 675 - 4425 to check whether a class is still available. You will only be contacted if a class is canceled or is full. We do not confirm registration.

     Refund Policy:

    • If a class is canceled by Madera Adult School Community Education, a full refund will be issued.
    • If the participant requests a refund at least two (2) weeks prior to the start date of a class, a partial refund will be issued as a $10 processing fee will be applied. This request must be in writing. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for processing.
    • No refunds will be issued on or after the class start date.


Last Modified on April 4, 2022