Professional Growth (Downey District Classified Employees)

All classified employees of the Downey Unified School District who wish to take Adult School Classes for professional growth credit need to obtain prior approval from the Professional Growth Committee. Contact the Classified Personnel Office, Downey Unified District Office at (562) 904-3500.


All students shall pay a class fee as published in the brochure for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters, except the following:

A $10 discount to students 55 years of age or older applies to all State-funded classes except Lab Fees, Community Education and classes designed for seniors.

Community Education Fee-Based Classes

Because Community Education classes do not receive any State funds, students pay a Class Fee sufficient to cover the direct costs of instruction. Please note that the $10 discount on Class Fees for students 55 years of age and older does not apply to Community Education classes. NO REFUNDS! Students must decide by the end of the first hour of class whether they wish to continue in the class.

Lab Fees

Some classes may require additional fees for supplies, use of equipment, or excess cost of instruction. All students are required to pay the full amount of lab and/or supply fees.

Student ID Pictures

Downey Adult School is selling photo IDs for $10.00. Students can use their ID for discounts on the bus, at the movies, any business that offers student discounts, or just use it as another form of picture ID. Photos are taken by appointment only.


Downey Adult School (DAS) follows a fair and equitable refund policy for the refund of fees and other institutional charges as adopted by the Commission on Occupational Education.  Refunds are given if the class is canceled.  If the student requests a refunds, it must be prior to the third class meeting, whether attended or not.  Student initiated refunds will be accessed a fee of $50 for CTE programs and $10 for all other classes.  Students who withdraw from a program between the 3rd day and/or through 60% of the scheduled hours, will also be responsible for the prorated tuition.  Student who withdraw from a program having completed over 60% will be responsible for the full tuition, no refund will be calculated.  Students requesting a refund must complete a Refund Request Form from the front office.  Once the form is completed by the student, it must be approved by Administration and processed.  The refund check is then mailed to the student.  The process may take up to 45 days.  Absolutely NO CASH refunds. No refunds on Community Ed classes will be given.


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