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.
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
2023 - 2024 classes will be in person at Cristo Rey High School. For your safety and others, we require that students and teachers be vaccinated to attend.
New Student Assessments
We are no longer accepting new students for the current Fall semester (September to December 2023). The next assessment nights will be in December for classes in January 2024.
Our assessment will tell us your level so that you are placed in the correct class. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 - 8:30 pm
If you are accepted into the program, the registration fee for Spring semester is $40 (January - May).
If you have questions or would like more information, please email email@example.com or text (510) 842-3070.
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 $30 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.
Fall 2023 Calendar
Mon, Sep 4 Labor Day Holiday
Thu, Sep 7; 6:30-8:30 New Student Orientation
Mon, Sep 11 First night of classes
Thu, Sep 14 CASAS Practice – All Students
Tue, Sep 19 CASAS – All Students
Mon, Oct 2; 6:30-8 New Student Assessment
Mon, Oct 9 NO CLASS – Indigenous People’s Day
Tue, Oct 10; 6:30-8:30 New Ss Orientation
Tue, Oct 17 CASAS – New Students
Thu, Oct 26 NO CLASS – Cristo Rey Teacher Conferences
Mon, Nov 13 Student Evaluations
Nov 20 - Nov 24 NO CLASS – Thanksgiving Week
Mon, Dec 11; 6:30-8 New Ss Assessment + Returning Ss Registration + Regular class
Tue, Dec 12 NO CLASS – Our Lady of Guadalupe
Thu, Dec 14; 6:30-8 New Ss Assessment + Returning Ss Registration + Regular class
Tue, Dec 19 Last night of classes
Winter Break – 12/20/23 through 1/3/24