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Central High School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    When a student enrolls at Central High or Tri-C, our school counselor works with the student and parent to develop an Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP). Click here to see the current IGP form. Click here to see the AB 216 form.

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    Welcome From Principal Robert Jeffers

    Principal Robert Jeffers

    Welcome to Central High School/Tri-C and the 2022-23 school year.  For the past 4 years, I have had the honor of serving our students, families, communities, and staff as either Assistant Principal or Principal. I’m looking forward to working with all of you; remember, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need have any questions or concerns.

    Central High / Tri-C CDS is a special place for students and staff alike. Our focus on providing a rigorous, standards-based, and culturally and linguistically informed curriculum will continue throughout the year, by building positive relationships, student and parent engagement, and comprehensive support.

    Our three “big buckets” that informed and guided our work during the last school year will continue in 2022-23 as we work to serve our students and their communities while meeting the priorities outlined in LAUSD Superintendent Carvalho’s Strategic Plan. These three big buckets include:

    §  Project-Based Learning through Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Curriculums;

    §  Prioritizing Socio-Emotional Learning, Wellness, and Health; and

    §  Engaging communities, families, and partner organizations.

    Through this purposeful approach, we continue to position ourselves as an exemplary California Model Continuation School with a recent six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and a true Community-Centered School that serves more than 20 unique neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. 

    I look forward to serving all our communities and working with our team to offer diverse opportunities for our students who deserve to succeed and earn a degree that prepares them for college, career, and the opportunities and challenges life presents.

    Please follow us on Instagram [ @central_tric ] for consistent updates of important information, events, and more. We’ll continue to keep you informed on our website and social medias regarding details on the upcoming school year.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you return to school. Best wishes for a productive and successful year!


    Robert Jeffers

    Central High / Tri-C CDS Principal


    Estimada comunidad de Central High / Tri-C CDS,

    Bienvenidos a Central High School/Tri-C y al año escolar 2022-23. Durante los últimos 4 años, he tenido el honor de servir a nuestros estudiantes, familias, comunidades y personal como subdirector o director. Tengo muchas ganas de trabajar con todos ustedes; recuerde, no dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud.

    Central High / Tri-C CDS es un lugar especial tanto para los estudiantes como para el personal. Nuestro enfoque continua en proporcionar un plan de estudios riguroso, basado en normas educativas que son culturalmente y lingüísticamente informados durante todo el año, mediante la construcción de relaciones positivas, la participación de los estudiantes y los padres y el apoyo integral.

    Nuestros tres "grandes cubos" que informaron y guiaron nuestro trabajo durante el último año escolar continuarán en 2022-23 mientras trabajamos para servir a nuestros estudiantes y sus comunidades mientras cumplimos con las prioridades descritas en el Plan Estratégico del Superintendente Carvalho del LAUSD. Estos tres cubos grandes incluyen:

    § aprendizaje basado en proyectos a través de currículos cultural y lingüísticamente relevantes;

    § Priorizar el aprendizaje socioemocional, el bienestar y la salud; y

    §  Involucrar a las comunidades, las familias y las organizaciones asociadas.

    A través de este enfoque decidido, continuamos posicionándonos como una Escuela de Continuación Modelo de California ejemplar con una acreditación reciente de seis años de la Asociación Occidental de Escuelas y Universidades, y una verdadera Escuela Centrada en la Comunidad que sirve a más de 20 vecindarios únicos en todo Los Ángeles. .

    Espero servir a todas nuestras comunidades y trabajar con nuestro equipo para ofrecer diversas oportunidades para nuestros estudiantes que merecen tener éxito y obtener un título que los prepare para la universidad, la carrera y las oportunidades y desafíos que presenta la vida.

    Síganos en Instagram [ @central_tric ] para obtener actualizaciones constantes de información importante, eventos y más. Continuaremos manteniéndolo informado en nuestro sitio web y redes sociales con respecto a los detalles del próximo año escolar.

    Esperamos verte de regreso a la escuela. ¡Los mejores deseos para un año productivo y exitoso!


    Robert Jeffers

    Central High / Tri-C CDS Principal

    Director de Central High / Tri-C CDS 

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    Haga Clic En La Imagen A CONTINUACIÓN Para Aprender MÁS Sobre Su Salud Y CÓMO ASISTIR A La Escuela De Forma Segura

    Seniors! Join our Pop-UP Financial Aid/Community college Application Workshop on Sat., Jan 21

    Pop Up Workshop on January 21 8:30 am to 12 pm at the Main Office

    Click on the logo below to hear Mr. Jeffers' latest "Principal's Podcast," featuring AP Ms. Madero !

    Click on the flyer below to join Mr. Villasenor for college and career center zoom office Hours!

    Click on the image below to access the new lausd Strategic Plan

    Remember, the regular start time for school is 8:30 a.m. Monday through friday.  see you in class!

    Recuerde, la Hora Regular De Inicio De La Escuela Es a Las 8:30 A.M. De Lunes a Viernes ¡Te Veo En Clases!

    Zoom office hours are available to speak with a Central High/Tri-C A-G Counselor. click on the flyer below on the listed days and times! 

    A-G Counselor Office Hours link

    Need HoMework Help? Click the image below

    The State of California has a new FREE 24/7 online homework/tutoring service available. The program offers help in Math, Language Arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog, Click on the image below to access the service.

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    2022 WASC self study Report

    To review the latest WASC Self Study for Central High/Tri-C, use the following link:  Central High 2022 Self Study 


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    Here are our school INSTRUCTIONAL hours For EACH DAY, Mondays through fridays:


    8:30 AM - 1:10 PM


    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Students are required to attend their classes each day during these hours. 


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    About Us

    Central High/Tri-C CDS is a continuous enrollment, alternative education school. We offer 9th-12th grade coursework within two components: Central High School (a continuation school) and Tri-C CDS (a community day school). We have twenty-five sites located in communities throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.

    As a dropout prevention program, Central High/Tri-C is the largest multi-site Educational Options school in LAUSD. Students receive individualized graduation plans, a standards-based A-G curriculum, college counseling, and encouragement to explore career and technical education training in a smaller class environment. Central High also provides a work experience program, serving students who have full-time employment. These students attend school two nights each week and on Saturday mornings for a total of six hours.

    Upon completion of all required classes, students earn a LAUSD high school diploma.

    Central High/Tri-C was granted a full six-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2022. We were named a California Model Continuation School in 2020.