El Monte-Rosemead Adult School

El Monte-Rosemead Adult School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Who May Attend?
Adults over 18 who are not currently enrolled in a day high school may attend classes. Day school seniors checking out of local neighborhood high schools and transferring to the adult school for graduation the same year will be required to meet day school graduation requirements in full. Approval from the day school counselor and adult school counselor is necessary.

How to Register
Registration takes place in room 120, which is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday. Students must register in person.
Registration dates and requirements vary by department. Please call 626.258.5800 or visit www.emras.edu for more information. High School Diploma students must see an adult education counselor before registering. Continuing Career and Technical Education students who are working on an Occupational Certificate can preregister for some classes. Otherwise, registration is on a first-come basis, with prerequisites met. Students must be in line and remain there. Places may not be held for others. Priority will be given to students who reside within the El Monte Union High School District boundaries, when there are more students enrolling than can be accommodated in a class.

$20 quarterly registration fee for Career Technical Education and Civic Engagement classest.
Generally the fees are listed, but do vary by department in regards to the number, length, and type of courses. See individual departments for more information. A $5 lab fee will be charged for each CTE class. Some courses may require additional program, lab or material fee. Fees, books and other supplies purchased at our bookstores must be paid with cash or credit card (Visa or Master Charge only). Checks are not accepted.

Class Cancellation
Classes with less than 18 students in attendance may be cancelled or consolidated. Students are urged to attend class regularly.

Refund Policy
It is the intent of El Monte-Rosemead Adult School to have a fair and equitable refund policy. The following procedures have been established as part of this policy:
• Refunds will be issued for classes or programs cancelled by EMRAS
• Refunds must be requested prior to the first class meeting whether attended or not
• No refunds will be issued once classes are in session
• Original receipt is required for all refunds

The adult education program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians and approved by the California State Department of Education.

Certificates of Completion and/or Achievement
Diploma or GED
• A High School Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete their credits.
• GED tests are administered at the Adult School and issued by Pearson View.
Certificates of Completion or Achievement
• A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who successfully complete a course in English as a Second
• A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who successfully complete a vocational course.
• A Career Sequence Certificate is granted to students who successfully complete each program of sequence and
pass the industry recognized certification examination.
• A court recognized Parenting Certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the Family and Human
Development-Skillful Parenting course.

State Certificates
The State of California issues certificates to students who complete the courses in nursing assistant, home health aide, and who pass the state qualifying examination. Please call (626) 258-5800 extension 8882 for more information.

Non-Discriminatory Statement
The El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, martial or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, 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.

Sexual Harassment Policy
The El Monte-Rosemead Adult School has policies for students and employees that prohibit sexual harassment. These written policies are available at the Ramona Center reception desk and the principal’s office.

Uniform Complaint Procedures
The El Monte Union High School District (EMUHSD) Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) is designed to give parents and the community a formal forum for expressing concerns that the district can then address. Complaint forms can be either mailed, e-mailed to the Assistant Superintendent – Educational Services or faxed to (626) 448-2457, Attention: Assistant Superintendent – Educational Services.

CalWORKs – California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program
The El Monte-Rosemead Adult School participates in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program may be eligible for child care, transportation, and educational costs. For more information, please call your social worker. To make an appointment to see an on-site GAIN counselor please call (626) 258-5800 extension 8854.

Counselors are available to assist students with vocational and academic decisions. In addition, the school can assist with health service referrals and transportation information. Special populations
such as CalWORKs, EDD, GAIN, and rehabilitation clients are served through school programs.

The El Monte Union High School District prohibits the use of tobacco products at all of our facilities. Handicapped parking is available at the Ramona Adult Center. Handicapped parking is available at the Ramona Adult Center.

Schedule of Classes


Board of Trustees
Mrs. Estela Torres de Siegrist – President
Mr. Carlos G. Salcedo – Vice President
El Monte Union High School District – 3537 Johnson Ave, El Monte, CA 91731 – Click here for district websiteMs. Maria Morgan – Clerk
Mr. Ricardo Padilla – Member
Ms. Maria-Elena Talamantes – Member

District Administrators
Dr. Irella S. Perez – Superintendent
Mr. Edward Zuniga – Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Sergio Flores – Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
Mr. Edward Zuniga – Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Ms. Cynthia Shieh – Chief Business Officer

Adult Education Administration

Dr. Deborah Kerr – Principal

Ed.D. University of La Verne
M.Ed. University of La Verne
BA Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania
33 years of Adult Education Experience

Ms. Sara Shapiro – Assistant Principal Ms. Sara Shapiro – Assistant Principal
English as a Second Language

BA McGill University, Montreal, Canada
MA California State University, Los Angeles
41 years of Educational Experience

El Monte-Rosemead Adult School Locations And Map
El Monte-Rosemead Adult School map
School Campuses and Office Hours

1. Administration Office and Ramona Adult Center
10807 Ramona Blvd., El Monte, CA 91731
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:45 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

2. Granada Child Care Center
3515 Granada Ave., El Monte, CA 91731
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Baby Sitting)

3. Rosemead High School
9063 Mission Drive, Rosemead, CA 91770
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dear Community Members:

El Monte-Rosemead Adult School is continuing a proud tradition of service to our community. Throughout our rich history, our school has been the source of educational opportunity for adults throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our staff is here to serve your needs as you learn English, complete your high school education, or prepare for a new job. You will find that we have outstanding teachers who really care about your success. We are all here to support you as you pursue your goals.

This year we are working closely with Rio Hondo Region Adult Education Consortium to collaborate with other adult schools that provide service to adult students throughout our region. This partnership provides our students expanded opportunities and even a pathway to college! There are so many opportunities available to you through El Monte-Rosemead Adult School!

We believe in life-long learning. Our team is here to serve you! El Monte-Rosemead Adult School is your adult school. It is NEVER too late to learn something new!

Deborah Kerr, Ed.D.