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High School Diploma

Program Overview
The South Bay Adult School is pleased to provide a free Independent Studies - High School Diploma program for adults who have previously earned at least 100 high school credits. Coursework is completed through the Acellus on-line curriculum which customizes lessons to the unique needs of each student. Pacing of each lesson is tailored to provide more content and practice time on concepts that are challenging for students and less time on concepts that students have mastered. The majority of the Acellus classes meet the UC and CSU A-G college entrance requirements. Textbooks are not required and students are free to study at times that are convenient for them, day or night, wherever an internet connection is available. Students should expect to study on their own approximately 15 hours per week.

In addition to on-line learning, students will a minimum of three hours per week, in the Learning Lab to take exams, complete on-site class lessons, and receive support from our credentialed teachers. Students will also attend mandatory "Success Workshops" to help them with organization and study skills. Typically students are enrolled in three classes at a time and attend the minimum three hours per week according to the schedule below.
Students who complete 230 credits in the required classes at any point during the school year are eligible to participate in a formal graduation ceremony on June 10, 2020.   The graduation ceremony is open to friends and family to come and celebrate your success.
New Student On-line Enrollment Dates for 2019-2020:   
On line Registration and Transcripts due by Orientation Classes Begin 
 January 17, 2020
January 28, 2020  1:00pm -3:30pm 
January 30, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm 
January 28, 2020


You must be at least 18 years of age and have earned at least 100 high school credits to enroll.  During the open enrollment dates  CLICK HERE to set up a user account and enroll into the High School Diploma program.  You will receive a confirmation email indicating you have successfully registered. If you do not immediately receive the confirmation email please call the South Bay Adult School office at 310-937-3340.



Submit official transcripts from the last last high school attended to SBAS office no later than January 17, 2020. Official transcripts must be in official and sealed envelopes. If you do not have your official transcript available, please drop off or email an unofficial transcript to and then submit the official copy when you receive it. Transcripts must be received by January 17, 2020, to continue with the enrollment process. Transcripts are currently being accepted for evaluation.




Attend a required orientation and reading assessment session which will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete on:
                 January 28, 2020   1:00pm (please arrive no later than 1:00pm) - 3:30pm
                 January 30, 2020   1:00pm (please arrive no later than 1:00pm) - 3:30pm

Email your session preference to and please arrive on time to your Orientation session.



Begin attending classes the week of January 28, 2020.




Brett Ploumen, South Bay Adult School Counselor

310-937-3340 extension 3309