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Many of the credit courses on this page may also be taken for elective credit.

Also, some career classes offered at  Simi Institute can be taken for elective or practical art credit.

Contact an adult school counselor for more information.

For information on the number of credits you need to earn a high school diploma from our school, please bring in your transcript(s) for a counselor to review.  

High school diploma classes are free!

Fall 2020

Please Note: All High School Diploma courses will be held online.

High School Diploma

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Adult Students 18 years and older:

Our high school diploma program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We offer students a flexible schedule conducive to successful completion of their high school diploma. Students may apply credits earned from other accredited high schools or colleges. It is recommended that prospective students bring in their high school transcripts for our counselors to review in determining classes needed to complete their high school diploma. Students may enter the program at any time.  

Fall 2020


Dates: August 11, 2020 - January 14, 2021

Days: Monday - Thursday

Times: M, W: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm; T, Th: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Classes are FREE!


Register in the Counseling Office, Room 402

Registration Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Counselor Hours:

Counselors are available to review transcripts during the following hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students under 18 years of age:

High school students who want to transfer to our diploma program need to obtain a referral form from a high school counselor or administrator at their school. All work is completed in the classroom (no homework), one class at a time.  

Classes are FREE!


Days: Monday - Thursday

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Attendance is mandatory. Students may enroll in this program at any time!


To register, please contact:

Yvonne Persico

805.579.6200, ext. 1616

High School Diploma Program Courses

All classes are 5 credits unless indicated otherwise.



English Elective/Writing Skills Refresher*

English Elective/Language Arts*

English Elective/Introduction to Literature*

Literature/English 9A

Literature/English 9B

Literature/English 10A

Literature/English 10B

Literature/English 11A

Literature/English 11B

Literature/English 12A

Literature/English 12B


Fine Arts

Fine Arts/Exploring Visual Art

Fine Arts/The Art of Floriculture

Fine Arts/The History of Art

Fine Arts/Humanities


Health Science




Math Elective/Math Proficiency Skills**

Math for Life/Life Skills Math

Consumer Math/Senior Consumer Math

Pre-Algebra A (5-10 credits)

Pre-Algebra B (5-10 credits)

Business Math

Math for Home Management/Personal Finance





Practical Arts

Computer Keyboarding***

Computer Applications***

Driver’s Ed (No concurrent enrollment)

Family Living

Parent Ed/Child Development

Parent Ed/Parenting



Biological Sciences

  • Biology 1A
  • Biology 1B

Physical Sciences 

  • Earth Science A
  • Earth Science B
  • Physical Science
  • Chemistry/ Basic Concepts
  • Chemistry of Foods I
  • Chemistry of Foods II


Social Studies


U. S. History I

U. S. History II

U. S. Government

World History I

World History II



Non-credit courses

Test Prep



* Elective only credit for credit recovery students.

** Not permitted for credit recovery math credit.

*** This class is held in the computer center.