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
2022 - 2023 classes will be in person at Cristo Rey High School. For your safety and others, we require that students and teachers be fully vaccinated and boosted to attend.
New Student Assessment - Spring 2023
Our next Assessment Nights for new students AND Registration for returning students:
Tuesday, December 13 - New Ss Assessment – 6:30 - 8 pm
Thursday, December 15 - New Ss Assessment - 6:30 - 8 pm
Our assessment will tell us your level so that you are placed in the correct class. Full COVID Vaccination is REQUIRED.
The registration fee for Spring 2023 is $40.
Visit our COVID Resources page to learn about testing and vaccination.
If you have questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 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 2022 Calendar
FALL SEMESTER 2022
Mon, Aug 22; 6:30-8 New Ss Assessment / Returning Ss Registration A-L
Tue, Aug 23; 6:30-8 New Ss Assessment / Returning Ss Registration M-Z
Thu, Sep 8; 6:30-8:30 New Student Orientation
Mon, Sep 12 First night of classes
Tue, Sep 13 Demographic Surveys – All Students
Thu, Sep 15 CASAS Practice – All Students
Mon, Sep 19 CASAS Assessment – All Students
Mon, Oct 3; 6:30-8 New Student Assessment
Mon, Oct 10; 6:30-8:30 New Student Orientation
Mon, Oct 10 Indigenous People’s Day - All classes meet
Thu, Oct 20 NO CLASS
Tue, Oct 25 CASAS Assessment – New Students only
Wed, Nov 9; 6:30 - 8:30 Community Fall Fair at Cristo Rey de la Salle High School
Nov 21 - Nov 25 Thanksgiving Week – No Class
Tue, Dec 13 Last night of classes + Registration (in-class)
Tue, Dec 13; 6:30-8 New Student Assessment
Thu, Dec 15; 6:30-8 New Student Assessment / Returning Student Registration
First class of spring semester: Jan 10, 2023
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