LAS CASAS is an educational program offering English instruction to adults. Classes take place at Cristo Rey de la Salle High School, in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. For your safety and others, we require that students be vaccinated to attend classes this year.
Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.
We offer five levels of instruction from Introduction through Intermediate. We follow a school calendar, beginning in September and ending in May.
While our main registration happens at the start of Fall and Spring semesters, we offer rolling enrollment. We hold assessment nights throughout the school year for those who didn’t get in at the start of the semester. It is possible to enroll in classes following a placement test, and pending space available.
To apply for classes, students must attend an Assessment Night. To see our upcoming schedule for Assessment and Registration, click here.
Assessment & Registration
Registration, Assessment and Orientation Nights
Fall 2021 classes will be in person at Cristo Rey High School. Class sizes may be smaller due to COVID-19 restrictions. For your safety and others, we require that students be vaccinated to attend classes this year.
First night of classes
Monday, September 13; 7 - 8:30 pm
Next New Student Assesssment
Monday, October 11; 6:30 - 8 pm
New Student Orientation
Monday, October 18; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
If you have questions or would like more information, please email email@example.com or call or text (831) 566-2366.
To register for classes with Las Casas, students must complete an oral and written Assessment to determine their class level. There are 2 or 3 Assessment nights each semester (Fall and Spring). Once a student has been assessed they are placed in one of five class levels. If space is available, a postcard is mailed asking the student to come and register.
Orientation and registration is required for all new students before starting class (see below for the next available Assessment and Orientation dates) The registration fee varies by semester - the Fall semester is $25 and the Spring semester is $40. The registration fees include the textbook and all classroom materials.
Students continuing from the prior semester can register for classes at a Registration night.
Tue, Aug 17; 6:30 - 8:00 pm New Student Assessment / Returning Student Registration (Last names A-M)
Thu, Aug 19; 6:30 - 8:00 pm New Student Assessment / Returning Student Registration (Last names N-Z)
Mon, Sep 6 Labor Day Holiday
Thu, Sep 9; 6:30 - 8:30 pm New Student Orientation
Mon, Sep 13; 7 - 8:30 pm First night of classes
Mon, Oct 11; 6:30 - 8:00 pm New Student Assessment (Indigenous People’s Day)
Mon, Oct 18; 6:30 - 8:00 pm New Student Orientation
Thu, Nov 11 Veteran’s Day
Thu, Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day – No Class
Thu, Dec 9 Last night of classes
Mon, Dec 13; 6:30 - 8:00 pm New Student Assessment / Returning Student Registration (A - M)
Tue, Dec 14; 6:30 - 8:00 pm New Student Assessment / Returning Student Registration (N - Z)
Thank you, truly thank all of you. You don't know how much your help truly changes our lives. It's not just that we learn; You help us create a new life. Thank you and god bless every one of you that gifts us your time and commitment.
- Student, 2018
Gracias, realmente gracias a todos ustedes. No saben cuánto su ayuda realmente cambia nuestras vidas. No es solo que aprendemos; Nos ayudan a crear una nueva vida. Gracias y que Dios los bendiga a cada uno de ustedes que nos regala su tiempo y compromiso.
- Estudiante, 2018