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Acellus online courses are available for students in need of credit recovery.  The student is assigned the class for one period during the school day.  The student works on the online class during this period at school and is also expected to do so at home after school hours.  This class will only be effective for credit recovery if the student works on the program regularly outside of school hours.  Priority for this class is given to upper classmen and must be approved by the counselor and/or vice principal.  Many Acellus classes are approved by the CSU and UC universities.  However, they are not approved by the NCAA.

Due to budget cuts each year, we are not guaranteed a summer school program.  Over the past several years we have been able to offer one session of summer school at GHS, during the first three weeks of summer break.  This gives a student the opportunity to make up one semester of a course in which they earned a D or F grade. 


Students are allowed (but not required) to enroll in an online class outside of school and can take up to one class per semester.  There are a variety of approved programs but you must get consent from your counselor and assistant principal BEFORE registering for the class.  Students taking a course to meet college entrance requirements are responsible for verifying approval by contacting the university and/or by visiting the UC Doorways website.  Click here for the approval form required for online courses

Students must obtain a High School/College Credit Enrollment Authorization Form from their counselor in order to take a community college course.  Grossmont and Cuyamaca College courses are on a different schedule than Grossmont High School so it can be difficult to coordinate.  If you do take a course at the community college, keep in mind that you will be treated as a college student.  You will need to stay on top of your coursework and requirements.  Any class you take at the community college is part of your college record for life no matter where you end up in college so make sure you get a good grade or drop the class according to the college's procedures, if necessary.  Click here for more information and to find the authorization form.  Once you have filled it out, bring it to your counselor for approval.

Students attend this program for a five period day (four periods in the Learning Center and one traditional class).  This program utilizes the Acellus online program.  Students must have high speed internet access at home and work several additional hours at home each day.
The Home Choice Office is located at 301 N. Mollison in El Cajon and offers several different home school and independent study options.  You must be referred by your counselor.  Click here for more information.
The ROP program currently offers a Cosmetology program at Monte Vista High School during the evening hours.  Students can gain valuable real world knowledge and earn credits at the same time through this program.  These courses require a commitment to the entire year long course and may have age restrictions.  Please see your counselor in order to enroll in one of these courses.