The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), established in 1885 now educates about 79,000 students in 85 public schools in the cities of Long Beach. With a team of more than 12,000 full-time and part-time employees, the school district is the largest employer in Long Beach.
Key to the district’s success is its work with business people, volunteers, colleges and universities. The Long Beach Unified School District, California State University Long Beach and Long Beach City College have worked in collaboration with local, regional and national partners to create seamless, pre-kindergarten to postgraduate-school education. This partnership aligns academic standards, teaching methods and student assessment from preschool through masters and doctoral degree. The partnership also includes the Long Beach College Promise, which provides additional support to help more students prepare for and succeed in college.
Founded in 1913 as part of the Long Beach Unified School District, the Long Beach School for Adults (LBSA) is fully accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges. Each year LBSA students earn their High School Equivalency (HSE) certificates through LBSA program. LBSA also offers a comprehensive Adult Basic Education/High School Diploma (HSD) program which provides students with a choice of taking Adult Independent Studies or in class instruction. The LBSA also offers a full complement of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and offers Career Technical Education course in Certified Nursing Assistant and Animal Care.
Serving this diverse group of students are classes offered in the following AB 86 program areas:
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Adults with Disabilities (AWD)