Grossmont Adult Education

Mission Statement

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Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable, lifelong educational opportunities and services for adults, addressing the educational needs of a diverse population in an era of rapid technological, economic, and social change.
History of Grossmont Adult Education

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The Grossmont Adult School was established in 1946 and is part of the Grossmont Union High School District.  The Adult School serves the residents of east San Diego County, which includes the cities of La Mesa, El Cajon, Lemon Grove, Santee, and various unincorporated areas.  San Diego’s East County, has approximately 500,000 residents according to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).  The Adult School serves more than 50,000 students annually and provides one of the most comprehensive programs in the state.  Available classes reflect the ten mandated program areas and include fee-based community education.  Additionally, the Adult School offers three apprenticeship programs, online course work, and academic and vocational programs for all the detention facilities throughout San Diego County.


Classes are open to adults who are 18 years of age or older.


The Grossmont Adult School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation is an assurance of quality and a guarantee that classes taken for credit will be accepted for credit by other educational institutions. All teachers are certified in their teaching area by the State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing.


Tuition and supply fees for classes are listed in the class schedule next to the course offering.
Official Records

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Official records of the Grossmont Adult School are held as confidential and no record information regarding a student will be released without prior written authorization from the student.


Please request all refunds through Grossmont Adult Education. Contact the Foothills Adult Education office at 619-588-3500.
  • No refunds are made after the second course meeting.
  • There will be $5 processing fee for all courses $149 or less.
  • There will be a $25 processing fee for all courses $150 or more.
  • There will be a $25 processing fee for customer-initiated reverse charges on a credit card. To avoid this fee, please contact the office for a refund.
  • There will be a $25 charge for returned checks.
  • Students dropping classes offered through the Health Occupations Center will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.
Statement of Nondiscrimination

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The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other unlawful consideration, whether actual or perceived. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs. Listed below are the District's Compliance Officers:
  • TITLE IX (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex)
    Randy Montesanto, Director I
    Human Resources
    P.O. Box 1043, La Mesa, CA 91944  Telephone: (619) 644-8009

  • SECTION 504 (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap)
    Kathy Burton, Administrator
    Academic Interventions & Alternative Programs
    PO Box 1043, La Mesa, CA 91944 Telephone: 593-2760
Sexual Harassment

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It is the policy of the Governing Board to provide an educational environment free of sexual harassment. The Governing Board condemns sexual harassment of any district student by any person. The district administration will investigate and resolve all alleged complaints of sexual harassment of and take disciplinary action as required and authorized to remedy the situation. Each complaint shall be promptly investigated in a way that respects the privacy of all parties concerned. There will be no retaliation against any student for filing a complaint of sexual harassment or participating n the complaint process.
Complaints of sexual harassment shall be filed and processed in accordance with the complaining procedures set forth in Administrative Regulation AR5145.7.

Any student who believes that he or she has been the victim of sexual harassment should report it to the principal or designee or to another district administrator and obtain a copy of AR5145.7.