High School Diploma, HiSET, & Basic Academic


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MCAS offers a variety of academic programs to meet all students’ educational goals. Students can earn a WASC-accredited, NCAA-approved high school diploma and take UC a-g courses while doing so. For those students who wish to pursue a high school equivalency, MCAS offers classes to prepare for the HiSET and serves as a HiSET testing site. MCAS also offers basic academic Math, English, and Vocational Literacy classes for vocational and other students who wish to improve their academic skills.

High School Diploma

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
FREE

Term 1 : Days
Aug 27, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
9:00am - 1:00pm
Term 1 : Nights
Aug 28, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Term 2 : Days
Jan 7, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
9:00am - 1:00pm
Term 2 : Nights
Jan 8, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 9:00pm


The Monrovia Community Adult School diploma program allows students to earn a WASC-accredited high school diploma as an adult. The program offers a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in primarily an independent study delivery model, but with some small group, direct instruction. The program ensures that graduates acquire critical academic skills necessary to continue their education in a postsecondary institution and provides the opportunity to achieve success in the workplace and in life.

If you are a student new to MCAS and you want to enroll in classes to complete your high school diploma, your first steps will be to get an official transcript from the last school you attended and to call the front office (626-471-3035) to schedule an appointment with our counselor, Ms. Macchia. You will meet with Ms. Macchia and the two of you will review your transcripts and create an academic action plan to better reach your goals.

If you are a returning MCAS student working on your high school diploma and you have already submitted your official transcript to MCAS, you may register for the Academic Lab in person at the Adult School Mountain Avenue campus.

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High School Equivalency Test (HiSet) Prep

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
FREE

Term 1 : Days
Aug 27, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
10:00am - 12:00pm
Term 1 : Nights
Aug 28, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Term 2: Days
Jan 7, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
10:00am - 12:00pm
Term 2: Nights
Jan 8, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Monrovia Community Adult School is now a High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) testing center. Since MCAS is a HiSET testing center, we no longer provide test preparation courses for the GED exam.

With the MCAS HiSET Preparation program, our academic lab offers significant online and in classroom resources to help students prepare for the HiSET. The academic lab instructor will provide some small group or one-on-one direct instruction and then students work through HiSET preparation materials.

Students interested in the HiSET Preparation courses must first make an appointment with the MCAS counselor to create an action plan prior to registration. Please call 626-471-3035 to schedule an appointment.

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Basic Academic Skills

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
FREE

ABE English Language Arts – 1, 2, 3
Term 1: Days
Aug 27, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
9:15am - 10:30am
Term 1: Nights
Aug 28, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 9:00pm


ABE Math – 1, 2, 3
Term 1: Days
Aug 27, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
10:30am - 12:00pm
Term 1: Nights
Aug 28, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Math for Medical Industries
Term 1: Days
Aug 27, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018
Mon and Wed
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Term 1: Days
Aug 28, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Tue and Thu
1:30pm - 2:30pm


Vocational Literacy
Term 1: Days
Aug 27, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018
Mon and Wed
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Term 1: Days
Aug 28, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018
Tue and Thu
1:30pm - 2:30pm

ABE English Language Arts – 1, 2, 3
Term 2: Days
Jan 7, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
9:15am - 10:30am
Term 2: Nights
Jan 8, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 9:00pm


ABE Math – 1, 2, 3
Term 2: Days
Jan 7, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
10:30am - 12:00pm
Term 2: Nights
Jan 8, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Math for Medical Industries
Term 2: Days
Jan 7, 2019 – May 1, 2019
Mon and Wed
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Term 2: Days
Jan 8, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Tue and Thu
1:30pm - 2:30pm


Vocational Literacy
Term 2: Days
Jan 7, 2019 – May 1, 2019
Mon and Wed
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Term 2: Days
Jan 8, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Tue and Thu
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Our Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is designed to support students in MCAS vocational training programs, or transition students to the workplace, or prepare students for the MCAS high school diploma or HiSET programs. Medical Math and Vocational Literacy are hybrid classes: the course is a combination of direct and online instruction. All MCAS ABE courses in English Language Arts and Math are competency-based. In a competency-based course, students can progress through the course learning objectives as quickly as they show proficiency in the objective. If students demonstrate proficiency of a concept to the instructor, they progress to the next concept without having to complete all of the formative assignments.

In the evening, students receive instruction from one of the Academic Lab instructors. The instructor offers ABE courses that are similar to the day time courses. In addition to the courses, the instructor can help with basic business math skills, test taking strategies, reading, vocabulary, spelling, grammar mechanics and writing. Resources also include career exploration, and access to computer based programs and websites. Our ABE program is designed to offer direct and online instruction, meet the academic needs of each individual, and help student achieve their personal and educational goals.

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Career Technical Education Programs


Learn new career skills and start a new career!

Monrovia Community Adult School offers numerous short-term vocational programs that help your earn certifications and give you the skills you need to start a new career. MCAS teachers are experienced professionals who share their industry knowledge to give you a solid foundation for success in a new profession. These teachers also have significant industry contacts and resources to ensure that students who successfully complete our vocational programs have a high rate of job attainment.


Academics & Arts Programs


In addition to our world class vocational programs, MCAS offers excellent Non-Technical Programs. Our English as a Second Language faculty is passionate, caring and committed to helping our students become proficient in English as quickly as possible. The MCAS Academic Lab offers a rigorous high school diploma program that prepares students for postsecondary education. Students seeking assistance with basic skills or test prep for the GED or HiSET can receive assistance from highly qualified instructors. And MCAS arts and crafts classes are taught by talented, successful artists.
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