Mission Statement

The mission of LAUSD’s Adult and Career Education Division is to increase the educational attainment and socioeconomic status of its students by preparing them for post-secondary studies, careers and civic participation.

We Foster Education

The LAUSD Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) provides learning opportunities and employment training to adults and in-and out-of-school teens. DACE schools and career training centers throughout the Los Angeles area help community members reach their personal and professional goals by offering convenient access to high-quality instruction at affordable prices.

We Pursue Excellence

It is the intention of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education that every member of the community shall have the right for prompt and orderly redress of a grievance relating to an alleged violation of federal and state laws, or regulations of education programs. Therefore, pursuant to California Code of Regulation, Title 5, Section 4600, the District has developed necessary procedures to process a complaint regarding educational services provided by the adult school.


All educational and Career-Technical training opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, political affiliation, religion, marital status, sex, age or disability.

We Value Student Health and Safety

All campuses of the Los Angeles Unified School District have been declared non-smoking campuses by the Board of Education. Students must refrain from smoking while on school district property.