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 Assessments
We are no longer assessing students for the current fall semester (September to December 2023).
If you are interested in joining classes for the spring semester (January to May 2024), please fill out your contact information HERE and we will contact you before our next Assessment dates in December.
Our assessment will tell us your level so that you are placed in the correct class. COVID-19 vaccination is required.
The registration fee for Spring 2024 will be $40.
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.
Spring 2023 Calendar
Mon, 1/9; 6:30 - 8:30 New Student Orientation
Tue, 1/10 First Night of Class
Mon, 1/16 MLK Holiday – Classes meet, CASAS – New students
Mon, 2/6; 6:30 – 8:00 New Student Assessment
Mon, 2/13; 6:30 – 8:30 New SS Orientation
Mon, 2/20 President’s Day Holiday – Classes meet
Tue, 2/21 CASAS – New students only
Thu, Apr 6 through Apr 13 – Spring Break, No Class
Tue, 5/9 CASAS – All students
Tue, 5/23 Last night of Class / End of Year All School Party
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