Alternative Education

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HUSD offers three main alternative education programs:  

Students who are credit deficient or otherwise unable to attend their "home school" (HHS) must make an appointment to see their Counselor to discuss the appropriate alternative educational setting.  The student's parent/guardian must also be present at this meeting.  Please note that, because these programs are very small, there are usually wait lists.  Prospective students must continue to attend their home school until a space opens up, if at all.

All alternative options require the same subject requirements and the CAHSEE (Exit Exam) but the number of elective and overall credits vary.

Comparison of Alternative Education

Adult School

How many credits are required to graduate from Adult School:  140 credits (a new Adult School student must have at least 110 credits to enter, students with fewer than 110 core subject credits are referred to take the GED)
Which HHS courses transfer to Adult School? All except PE
Title of High School Diploma: Hayward Adult School
Age required to enroll: 17 and 10 months
Cost: $97.50 per semester
View the Hayward Adult School High School Diploma webpage.

More Information: The Hayward Adult School offers various programs including a high school diploma program for high school students who are behind in credits and can no longer graduate from their comprehensive high school.  All Adult School courses are now offered during the day and the early evening.  High school Seniors may concurrently enroll in evening courses at the Adult School while attending their high school during the day.  HHS students needing to transfer to the Adult School full time must first withdraw from HHS (start in the Attendance Office) and attend an orientation at the Adult School by consulting the schedule on the Adult School website at For more information you can also view Hayward Adult School Frequently Asked Questions 

Brenkwitz Continuation School

How many credits are required to graduate from Brenkwitz: 
190 credits
Which HHS courses transfer to Brenkwitz?  All courses
Title of High School Diploma:  Brenkwitz High School
Age required to enroll:  16+

More Information:  Students attend class five days a week, from 8:30 A.M.- 12:40 P.M.   Students must be 16 to attend Brenkwitz.  Students enrolled at Brenkwitz earn variable credits.  Courses at Brenkwitz are not A-G college prep.  Cyber High classes are being offered at Brenkwitz. 
Brenkwitz High School offers the opportunity to join the Brenkwitz track team.

Independent Studies

Independent Studies
Which HHS courses to transfer to Independent Studies? n/a (please see "More Information" below)
Title of High School Diploma: Hayward High School or Hayward Adult High School
Age required to enroll:  Grades 9-12

More Information: Independent Studies is a program, not a school.  Students may earn 220 credits to graduate from Hayward High or may go on to adult school to graduate with 180 credits.   Those in the program may participate in their home high school activities and may elect to return to Hayward High at any time.  Students meet individually with a teacher twice a week in order to earn variable credits.  Independent Studies courses are not A-G college prep.  Cyber High classes are being offered at IDS.  Students enrolled in Independent Studies sometimes choose to return to their home schools to complete their studies and must do so with the approval of the principal. 
Independent Study Frequently Asked Questions

Adult School Classes (@HHS) Winter/Spring Term 2016

Classes in session during Spring 2016 - February 16 - April 14

World History/US History, A-12

4:00-6:00pm  M-Th 

English, TBD

4:00-6:00pm M-Th  

Current HHS Juniors and Seniors are allowed to attend these classes to make up credits from History classes that they have FAILED. These classes are not A-G eligible courses.

Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis so DO NOT DELAY, see your counselor BEFORE THE NEXT TERM STARTS!!!!.


Fall 2015   Spring 2016
Social Science (World History & US History)   Social Science (World History & US History)
English (All levels)   English (All levels)


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Who to Contact?


HHS Counselors

Nancy Sanchez
HHS Counselor Liaison for Alternative Education   
Ext. 61122

Monica Ramirez
HHS Counseling Assistant
Ext. 61125

Adult School
22100 Princeton St. Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 293-8595

Brenkwitz Continuation School 
22100(A) Princeton St. Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 723-3160  
fax: (510) 582-6376

HUSD Independent Studies  
22100 Princeton St.
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 723-3160