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High School Diploma

The South Bay Adult School is excited to announce the launch of our updated and free accredited Independent Studies - High School Diploma program for students who have previously earned at least 100 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.  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 hours**  




The High School Diploma program classes are divided into four, 10 week terms:

      Quarter 1:  Classes:  September 6 -November 4  Registration is closed for this quarter

      Quarter 2:  Classes:  November 7- February 3     Registration is closed for this quarter

      Quarter 3:  Classes:  February 7 - April 7,  2017  Registration is closed for this quarter.

      Quarter 4:  Classes:  April 17- June 20 On-Line registration for Quarter 4 is open March 13 - 17, 2017, see Registration link below.  


        ***IMPORTANT*** A copy of your high school transcript is required to enroll.  You may drop it off or email it directly to  We are currently accepting transcripts for Quarter 4.   Deadline to submit transcripts is March 22, 2017  



Enrollment Process

Register On-line.  Quarter 4 registration will be open March 13 - 17, 2017.  Check back here to register.  

You will receive a confirmation email indicating you successfully registered.

                 You will also receive an email with detailed information by March 22, 2017.


Submit official transcripts from last high school attended to SBAS office by March 22, 2017. Official transcripts must be in official and sealed envelopes. If you do not have your official transcript available, please email an unofficial transcript to,  and then submit the official copy when you receive it. Transcripts must be received

                 before your classes will be scheduled. 


Attend required three hour reading and math assessment and orientation session either:

Monday March 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pm         or         Tuesday March 28, 8:15am - 11:30am.

                         Email your preference to


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After you have completed steps 1-3 and your transcripts have been evaluated, you will be contacted with detailed information about your classes and you will schedule your weekly "Learning Lab" times with your teachers.


For High School Diploma and Independent Study Questions:

Contact Brett Ploumen, South Bay Adult School Counselor

310-937-3340  extension 3309