The South Bay Adult School is pleased to provide a free and accredited 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 meet one hour per week, per class, in the Learning Lab to take exams, complete on-site class lessons, and receive support from our credentialed teachers. Students typically are enrolled in three classes at a time and may choose the one hour per class according to the scheduled below.
**Please note most classes are late afternoon and early evening. Students must have flexibility to attend within these hours**
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 19, 2019. The graduation ceremony is open to friends and family to come and celebrate your success.
Open Enrollment is January 7-18, 2019 with classes beginning February 4, 2019. Transcripts are due by January 18, 2019.
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 310-397-3340.
official transcripts from the last last high school attended to SBAS office no later than January 18, 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and then submit the official copy when you receive it. Transcripts must be received by January 18, 2019, 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 29, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
January 30, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Email your session preference to email@example.com
and please arrive on time to your Orientation session.
Begin attending classes the week of February 4, 2019.
FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND INDEPENDENT STUDY QUESTIONS Contact:
Brett Ploumen, South Bay Adult School Counselor
310-937-3340 extension 3309