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High School Diploma


The South Bay Adult School is pleased to announce our free and accredited Independent Studies - High School Diploma program for students who have previously earned at least 100 high school credits (we require a total of 230 credits).  Adult student learners will complete  coursework through the Acellus on-line learning system 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 to students, and less time on concepts that students have mastered. The majority of the Acellus classes meet the UC and CSU A-G 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 the on-line learning, students will meet one hour per week, per class, in our Learning Center to take exams, complete on-site class lessons, and receive support from our credentialed teachers. Students 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 times**  


For High School Diploma and Independent Study Questions:

Brett Ploumen, South Bay Adult School Counselor

310-937-3340  extension 3309

Registration Process

The High School Diploma program classes are divided into four, 10 week terms for the 2017-2018 school year:

      Quarter 1:  Registration closed for Quarter 1, 2017   

                        Classes begin: September 5, 2017

      Quarter 2:  Registration closed for Quarter 2, 2017

                        Classes begin: November 6, 2017

      Quarter 3:  On-line Registration: January-8 through January-12(4:00pm), 2018

                        Classes begin: February 6, 2018

      Quarter 4:  On-line Registration: March-12 through March-16 (4:00pm), 2018  

                        Classes begin: April 16, 2018

You must be at least 18 years of age and have earned at least 100 high school credits to enroll. During the open enrollment week January  8 through January 12, 2018,  create a South Bay Adult School user account and enroll into the Independent Studies / High School Diploma Program by CLICKING HERE.  You will receive an auto-generated confirmation email indicating you have successfully registered.  If you do not immediately receive the confirmation email please call the South Bay Adult School office.  


Submit official transcripts from the last last high school attended to SBAS office no later than January 12, 2018.  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 12, 2018, to continue with the enrollment process.  We are currently accepting transcripts for Quarter 3, 2017-2018 and encourage you to submit yours now for evaluation.  


Attend required Orientation and reading/math assessment session.  The Orientation and Assessments will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.  Quarter 3 Orientation is:

                             Wednesday January 24: 8:15am - 11:15am   or  4:00pm - 7:00pm

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


After you have completed steps 1-3 and your transcripts have been evaluated, you will receive an email with detailed information about the classes you need to complete and how to schedule your "Learning Lab" times with your teachers. After reviewing this information you will choose the day and time to begin your classes.