High School Diploma, HiSET, & Basic Academic


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Despite restrictions from the pandemic, MCAS Academic programs are operating online and our faculty are well prepared to help you meet your educational goals. Students can still earn a WASC-accredited, NCAA-approved high school diploma and take UC a-g courses. Diploma classes are delivered online in Edgenuity and faculty have scheduled hours to provide direct instruction through Zoom. If you wish to pursue a high school equivalency, MCAS offers online classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and serves as a HiSET testing site (under very strict one-on-one testing protocols). MCAS also offers basic academic Math and English classes for vocational and other students who wish to improve their academic skills. Faculty for HiSET and basic academic classes also provide direct instruction through Zoom.

High School Diploma

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

Total Program Fee:
FREE

Term 1 Day
Sept 8, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Mon - Fri
8:00am - 12:00pm
Term 1 Night
Sept 8, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 8:00pm



The Monrovia Community Adult School diploma program allows students to earn a WASC-accredited high school diploma as an adult. For the Fall 2020 term, all courses will be delivered online and teachers will provide direct instruction through Zoom. The MCAS diploma 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 step will be to obtain an official transcript from the last school you attended. Then call the MCAS front office (626) 471-3035 to schedule an appointment for testing. When coming to test you must follow the One Student per Classroom testing protocols. Bring your transcript with you. After your exam, you will meet with one of our MCAS Counselors. The two of you will review your transcripts and create an Academic Action Plan to better reach your goals. The Counselor will then enroll you into your classes.

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 call to schedule an appointment for CASAS testing (and again you will follow MCAS testing protocols). After the exam, one of the Counselors will briefly meet with you and enroll you into your classes.

Soon after you are enrolled in your classes, your instructor will send you an introductory email that will explain how you will access curriculum and instruction.

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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 Day
Sept 8, 2020 – Dec 18, 2020
Mon - Fri
8:00am - 12:00pm
Term 1 Night
Sept 8, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Monrovia Community Adult School is an ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) testing center and provides excellent, online test preparation courses for students to pass the HiSET exam. These courses include an online curriculum platform and direct instruction from a highly qualified teacher through Zoom or Google Meets. In the Zoom or Google Meets he HiSET 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 one of the MCAS Counselors and be tested using the MCAS One Student per Classroom testing protocols. Please call (626) 471-3035 to schedule a testing appointment. After taking your entrance exams, one of the Counselors and you will create an Academic Action Plan and the Counselor will enroll you in classes.

Soon after you are enrolled in your classes, your instructor will send you an introductory email that will explain how you will access online curriculum, direct instruction on Zoom and exact hours when Zoom meetings will occur.

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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 Day
Sept 8, 2020 – Dec 18, 2020
Mon - Fri
10:00am - 11:00am
Term 1 Night
Sept 8, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Tue
7:00pm - 8:00pm


ABE Math – 1, 2, 3
Term 1 Day
Sept 8, 2020 – Dec 18, 2020
Mon - Fri
8:00am - 9:00am
Term 1 Night
Sept 8, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Tue and Thu
6:00pm - 7:00pm




As with all programs, the Fall 2020 term MCAS basic academic skills courses will be delivered online. Teachers provide direct instruction through Zoom or Google Meet and students access curriculum through an online platform. The MCAS Adult Basic Education program is designed to meet the academic needs of each individual and to help students achieve their personal and educational goals. The program goal is to support students in MCAS vocational training programs, transition students to the workplace, or prepare students for the MCAS high school diploma or HiSET programs.

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.

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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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