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LAUSD High School Seniors Can Get Credits From Community Colleges

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Photo: Los Angeles City College is one of nine campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District. (Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/LAist)

When L.A. Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner announced on Monday that campuses would remain closed through summer, he mentioned a partnership with community colleges to help out high school seniors who are a few credits of short of a diploma.

We reached out to Ryan Cornner, vice chancellor for educational programs and institutional effectiveness at the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District, to get a few details. Here's what he said:

  • LACCD will, for the first time, be able to reach out directly to LAUSD students to promote its summer online classes. Previously, students who wanted to enroll had to initiate the process.
  • Students who don't have enough credits for a high school diploma can "get both the credit for high school and graduate on time and also credits with us,” Cornner said.
  • The online summer classes will be free. "We have online tutoring available for students. All of our student support services are available remotely,” Cornner said.
  • Sign-ups are taking place now. Summer instruction begins May 18.

Cornner recommends that LAUSD seniors reach out to their high school counselors for advice on choosing community college classes.
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