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Program Description


Academic Instruction is a competency-based adult high school diploma program that provides opportunities for high school students to make up credits and for adult students to earn a high school diploma, prepare for the GED certificate, and enhance academic skills needed for vocational training.

We offer rigorous academic curriculum:

1.  Thirty-three"a-g" approved courses:

  • Core courses approved by the University of California to satisfy UC subject requirements for freshman admission.

2.  Academic courses equivalent to LAUSD secondary courses:

  • Instruction and assessment are personalized, based on each student's abilities, interests, and goals.
  • Open enrollment allows for entry into the program at any time.
  • Self-paced learning occurs in Individualized Instruction Centers or through whole-group instruction.
  • In Adult Independent Study (AIS), students work independently but meet with a supervising teacher regularly.

Target Population

  • Adults 18 years and older.
  • Concurrently-enrolled students and at-risk youth.
  • Students preparing to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

Program Focus

  • Adult students complete the graduation requirements to earn a high school diploma.
  • Concurrently-enrolled students make up deficient high school credits.
  • At-risk youth study in a special setting to complete course requirements for a high school diploma.
  • All students receive a rigorous education in order to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).