Ready to lighten your load? We all accumulate a burden of toxins in our bodies from the environment, food, water and even our daily personal care products. A seasonal food and herb-based detox regimen can help maintain health as we age, protect our vital organs (including the brain!) and also help with weight loss. Detox can reduce digestive problems, headaches, fatigue, skin problems, allergies and more.

Did you know certain foods are detox powerhouses? Come learn how to cook a variety of foods that target your key detoxification pathways as well as support your liver and kidneys in clearing accumulated pollutants, excess hormones, and nasty chemicals that disrupt your metabolism. Regular detox is an important part of staying vibrant and feeling your best.

Learn the fundamentals of digital photography while photographing various locations around Castro Valley, including landscapes of Lake Chabot and urban scenes. Enjoy capturing sunsets and night scenes while learning basic camera operation and techniques.

The American Heart Association First Aid class is designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. This 4-hour course provides complete first aid and safety skills, equipping individuals to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses.

Learn essential life-saving techniques! This CPR course will teach a combination of artificial respiration and artificial circulation for basic life support techniques.

Do you want learn how to teach yourself guitar? Don’t know where to start? No matter whether you are just beginning or already have some skills, this course will show you how. Tuning, proper ergonomics, right-hand picking and fingerstyle, left-hand techniques, rhythm, chords, and scales will all be explored. No matter what kind of music you like, the course will provide the tools to teach yourself for years to come.

Develop physical conditioning through basketball.

Beyond the beginner level? Join us and continue developing your conversation skills. You will improve your listening and speaking skills. You will have fun engaging and collaborating with peers, and will learn to communicate in many situations, using present, past and future tenses.

Do you find your mind always on the go? Would you like more peace and joy in your daily life? Would you like to learn and practice meditation and mindfulness techniques that could help you in as little as 10 minutes a day?

Learn lead sheet playing on the piano or keyboard in this beginning level class. We will focus on style and performance technique covering chord symbols, bass line, and melody.

This essential class is designed to strengthen the core muscles surrounding your spine whether you are performing standing 3-dimensional movement or mat exercises. Challenge your core and create the wellbalanced body you’ve been looking for!

No experience necessary. Title companies and lenders rely on mobile loan signing agents to facilitate obtaining signatures and notarizations for real estate purchases and loan documents. Loan signing agents generally make $75-$150 per loan signing. There is no time commitment, you can accept loan signing appointments when convenient for you.

In this continuation course, students will continue with the beginning fundamentals of the Spanish language, including pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and grammar. Emphasis will be placed on simple conversational situations.

This 3-hour renewal course is required for existing Notaries Public who are renewing their commission. The renewal course and exam must be taken prior to the expiration of your current commission. If your existing commission expires prior to taking the course and exam, then the full “Become a Notary Public” course is required.

Amaze your family and friends at your next party or special event. Start a new hobby or create a great way to save money!

With the support of a chair, this is a gentle class that emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, improved balance, stretch, and posture. With a seated or standing assist, you will activate the body and mind.

Gentle Yoga is designed to be an introduction to Yoga, with a mild and soft approach, dedicated to people with reduced mobility and flexibility.

This class continues to increase vocabulary and build upon grammar concepts. The class emphasizes workplace communication by helping students gain a solid foundation in grammar, writing, and conversation.

Notaries must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Be a California resident
  • Read, write, and understand English
  • Successfully complete this course
  • Pass a state exam (30 multiple-choice questions)
  • Pass a background check

Upon completing this class you will have learned to conjugate irregular and reflexive verbs in the present tense and will have been introduced to the usage of verbs in the past tense. Your conversation and reading abilities will have improved substantially.

Do you want to learn to speak Spanish for work or travel but don’t know where to begin? Did you take Spanish in high school but have forgotten most of what you learned? This fun entry-level class will get you started. If you have never tried Spanish before, this class is for you.

Learn essential life-saving techniques! This CPR course will teach a combination of artificial respiration and artificial circulation for basic life support techniques. Instruction will also cover how to catch a CAB (Circulation, Airway, Breathing), the updated steps in CPR and review training for individuals requiring re-certification.

Yang and Yin are the patterns of our life, and in nature all patterns are formed by opposite and complementary principles: hot and cold, active and passive, matter and energy, female and male, summer and winter, etc. A Yang/Yin class balances these contrasts in our physical and energetic body.

Develop physical conditioning through basketball.

The American Heart Association First Aid class is designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. This 4-hour course provides complete first aid and safety skills, equipping individuals to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses.

Zumba® puts the fun in fitness! Exciting music from around the world will get you moving and sweating using easy to follow dance moves. Zumba® requires no dance experience and is open to all fitness levels making it fun for everybody and every body! Come ready to sweat, smile, and focus on having fun.

There is no doubt that cupcakes make any day better! Come to class with 8 already-baked cupcakes and learn the artistry of decorating tiny cakes.

This class is for adults who are proficient in sight reading and enjoy playing the big band sounds of the 1930’s and ‘40’s. The musical library of over 600 arrangements are for two Alto, two Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones, four Trumpets, four Trombones, Piano, String Bass, Guitar and Drums. Altos and Tenors who double on Clarinet or Flute are a plus.

Would you like to know how to save income, property, and estate taxes for your heirs or how best to have your beneficiaries receive their inheritance? Are you uncertain about how to plan your estate? Do you wonder how the new tax laws impact your estate planning? Do you wonder whether you need a trust or who to put in charge of your estate?

Although the spring season is underway as our new quarter begins, we’ll review causes and results for migration, courtship and other seasonal activities of bird behavior. We will continue learning about body system functions such as the endocrine and nervous systems. Vocal and mechanical bird sounds will be demonstrated and linked to actions, including courtship antics, for both migrant and resident species such as chicken-like birds, water-birds, wrens, thrushes, warblers and sparrows.

All art media explored. A self-paced class geared to the student’s own personal level of ability. Areas of instruction include: composition, perspective, color mixing, use of values, use of line and texture.

This is a slower-paced exercise class which will help you improve your joint flexibility, bone density, muscle strength, and balance. Exercises are done seated in a chair and standing, but no floor exercises.  As of March 12, 2020-Nice & Easy classes are cancelled until further notice. 

Come play great music! The Orchestra will perform three concerts during the year, provide outreach to enthuse students in music, and build community support for the performing arts. If you are an intermediate to advanced player, the Orchestra will be a fulfilling musical experience and a fun way to bring great music to the community.  All music concerts are cancelled until further notice. 

This class is for students who have already taken the Basic Italian class or its equivalent, or have instructor approval. If you have no experience with Italian, please register for Basic Italian in the Fall quarter. This course focuses on developing conversation skills at a beginner level, for students who already have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of the language.

Are you keyboarding at a proficient level but want to increase your speed and accuracy? This course is for the student who has a knowledge of the alphabetic and numerical keyboard at 40 w.p.m. or has taken the Beginning Keyboarding class but wants additional practice hours.

Are you frustrated with using the “hunt and peck” method to type on your computer? Need to improve your employment skills? In this self-paced computerized course, students will learn alphabetic and numeric keyboarding by touch. Lessons extend from beginning to proficient levels.

If you love music and play an instrument, come join the Community Band! The band performs concerts and events throughout the Bay Area. The band performs classical music as well as marches, show tunes and pops.

For Students

For Staff

About CVACE

Services

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
Email us

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