Castro Valley Adult and Career Education School Policies and Procedures

Mission Statement and Vision Statement

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Uniform Complaint Procedures

In accordance with the state guidelines, the District has adopted Uniform Complaint Procedures. Contact the Castro Valley Adult and Career Education Office for a copy of the policy at 510-886-1000.


Classes are open to all adult students regardless of residency or citizenship.


Children are not permitted in any Castro Valley Adult and Career Education class except where they are a part of the class design and setting.


Photographing, videotaping, or recording is only permitted with instructor approval. Castro Valley Adult and Career Education reserves the right to photograph or video classes and program participants for promotional purposes.


Registered students, parents, or legal guardians of registered students participating in Castro Valley Adult and Career Education programs agree to hold the Castro Valley Unified School District free and harmless from any claim or expense that may arise because of participating in the class(es). Castro Valley Unified School District does not carry medical insurance for its students. Students are advised to consult their physician prior to enrolling in fitness courses or courses that require physical activity.

Class Cancellation Policy

Castro Valley Adult and Career Education reserves the right to cancel any class due to low or declining enrollment.

Refund Policies

If a Castro Valley Adult and Career Education class is cancelled, the student registration fee will be refunded in full. When a registered student withdraws from a class prior to the start, the registration fee (less a $10.00 clerical fee) will be refunded up until the day the class begins. No refunds will be made after the start of the first class meeting. Students are entitled to a full textbook refund (when purchased from the CVACE) in the event the purchased book is returned in its original condition, free from damage or markings. Textbooks may not be returned for a refund after a class has begun.

No Smoking Policy

Smoking and/or the use of any tobacco product is prohibited within any school buildings, on school grounds, and parking lots, during school-sponsored activities, in vehicles owned, and/or operated by the Castro Valley Unified School District, and in any building in which services are provided by employees of the District. (CVUSD Board Policy No. 3513.3)

Non-Discrimination Policy

The District does not tolerate discrimination, including acts of race-based harassment, and is committed to conducting a prompt investigation of complaints of racially-based discrimination and harassment.

Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination and/or race based harassment is encouraged to report it to an appropriate staff member (e.g. administrator, teacher, counselor) .

Students engaging in acts of discrimination and/or race based harassment may be disciplined and that such discipline may include suspension or expulsion.

The District will take age-appropriate steps to communicate to students at District schools that race-based harassment of other students will not be tolerated.

Parents and/or students who have any questions should contact the school principal.


Please park in the main parking lot off Seven Hills Road whenever possible, rather than on Alma Avenue. This will help reduce congestion in front of neighbors' homes. Thank you.

Privacy Statement

The Castro Valley Adult and Career Education is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information needed for registration and for student program records. All information collected will be protected within our agency and will not be sold for profit or shared with other schools, businesses, or government agencies for purposes other than what is required for maintaining mandatory student records. We strictly adhere to California Department of Education Privacy Policy, Government Code §11015.5, dated July 1, 2001 in our on-site and on-line registration procedures and management of student records.



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Castro Valley Adult and Career Education

Serving the community since 1969

4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
P: 510-886-1000
F: 510-537-8537
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CVUSD is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment and bullying based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the 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. Violations of this policy should be reported immediately to the site administrator(s) at District Schools. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Student Services, 4400 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley CA 94546, 510-537-3000 x 1257