The El Monte-Rosemead Adult School (EMRAS) is situated in the center of the San Gabriel Valley approximately 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Since its establishment in 1932, it has become one of the largest adult schools in California.
EMRAS is part of the El Monte Union High School District (EMUHSD), which was founded in 1901. Along with the Adult School, the District operates five comprehensive public high schools, one alternative high school, and one community day high school.
EMRAS is unique in its ability to serve its community with instructional and support programs. The challenges of our community’s diverse population are met with a variety of classes, delivery models, and flexible schedules that serve over 11,000 students attending more than 100 different courses per year. The school is a dynamic member of the greater El Monte community, collaborating with diverse entities to serve our students. The community views EMRAS as a key educational option for their personal and career goals; there are numerous examples of individuals who began with classes at the adult school, transitioned to postsecondary education or training, and succeeded in pursuing a productive and satisfying career.
EMRAS’s main campus, Ramona Center, is located in El Monte. The school offers a variety of classes Monday through Friday in the morning and afternoon, as well as Monday through Thursday evenings. Its large two-story building houses 39 classrooms including nine computer labs, a testing center, a career center, maintenance garage, offices, and meeting rooms.