San Marcos Adult School

San Marcos Adult School

For information:

Call: 760-290-2550
Send email:

Mortar Board San Marcos Adult School (SMAS)

In-Class Study
San Marcos Adult School (SMAS) offers a high school diploma program. The program is conducted at the Twin Oaks High School campus (Career Center) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Students are encouraged to attend each evening in order to complete courses in a timely manner.

Independent Study

SMAS also offers an independent study high school diploma program. Students complete coursework off campus and meet with the instructor Tuesdays or Thursdays at the San Marcos Adult School campus to turn in work, ask questions, take tests and pick up new assignments.


Each credit requires approximately 12-15 hours. A minimum of 60 academic hours and content completion required for 5 semester credits.

In-Class Study requires all academic hours and course work be completed on campus.

Credit requirements for graduation:

English 40
Math/Algebra 20
Social Studies 35
Science 20
Fine Art/Language 10
Electives 35
Total 160

What is Studied?
The curriculum at SMAS has been developed according to district curriculum guidelines and the California State Content standards. Coursework satisfies the requirements for graduation. Students may graduate from San Marcos Adult School by completing all district graduation credit requirements, including a residency requirement of two (2) courses completed at SMAS.

Although SMAS offers no GED testing, we will help to prepare students to take the GED.


Adults interested in attending SMAS In-Class Study or Independent Study High School Diploma program may register in person Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

A transcript of previously completed high school work must be presented at time of application. Enrollment is open year round.


Marina Fonseca-Villa
Tel: (760) 290-2550 or email:


Garth Phillips
Tel: (760) 290-2555

158 Cassou Road
San Marcos, CA 92069