High School Diploma

Program Overview
The South Bay Adult School is pleased to provide a free Independent Study - 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. Most 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, study skills, and technology literacy. 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 celebrate your success!
Enrollment Process
1.  Submit High School Transcripts
Submit official transcripts from the last high school attended to SBAS. Official transcripts must be in official and sealed envelopes. Unofficial transcripts may be accepted but please order and submit official transcripts in a timely manner. Transcripts are accepted for evaluation at any time.
info session 2.  Attend an Information Session
Sign up for and attend a High School Diploma / GED Information Session.  Detailed information about both the High School Diploma and GED Study Programs will be provided at the Information Sessions.  With guidance from the SBAS Counselor and the GED Program Coordinator, future students will be able to ask questions and choose the program that best fits their educational goal.  
   Information Sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times:
Information Sessions are temporarily paused.   Please check back for updates.
registration 3.  Complete the High School Diploma / Independent Study Registration and CASAS Assessment
During the Information Session future students will complete official enrollment into the High School Diploma program and be given instructions how to complete the CASAS Assessment.
classes4.  Begin Classes 
After completing steps 1-3 above, students may begin the High School Diploma classes!