East Valley Skills Center » Academic


Counseling Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm (closed 11:30am to 12:00pm)
Monday through Thursday 4:00pm to 9:00pm (closed 7:30 to 8:00pm)
Assessment schedule (must request an appointment in person, in advance):
Monday 8:00am
Tuesday 5:00pm 
Program Description
The High School Diploma Program is designed for students with varying educational needs.  Classes are completed at the student's own pace.  Prerequisite: Students must take a Reading and Math assessment prior to enrollment.

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.
Individualized Instruction Lab Courses
High School diploma courses offered through individualized instruction are listed below. 
  •  Algebra/1A & 1B
  • Biology/Life Science / 1 & 2
  • Contemporary Composition
  • Economics
  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3
  • English 4
  • Expository Composition
  • Fine Arts/Visual
  • Geometry 1A & 1B
  • HiSET Test Preparation
  • Health
  • Integrated Science/ 1,2, 3,&4
  • Life Skills
  • Literature/American
  • Literature/Modern
  • Parent Education
  • Psychology
  • U.S Government
  • U.S History/1
  • U.S History/2
  • World History/1
  • World History/2
Teacher Directed HiSET Courses
English and Spanish!
This competency-based course is comprised of a review of the key concepts in the high school curriculum covering the five basic subject areas of the language arts and writing, social studies, science, literature and mathematics.  It provides preparation for the High School Equivalency Test.