About Central High School


Central High School is a continuation school program of the Los Angeles Unified School District, with 27 branch locations placed throughout the district. Students in grades nine through 12 receive a full range of core curriculum and elective subjects, leading to a high school diploma. 


Central High School fosters the devlopment of critical thinking skills in a safe, supportive environment. We promote excellence and rigor in all coursework, ensuring that students are prepared to meet the challenges of a changing society.

Central High School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


About Elysian Valley Branch


Central High School/Elysian Valley Branch is located at the Elysian Valley United Community Services Center in Northeast Los Angeles, California. The program has been operating continuously since 2000, when the Community Center first opened. Staffed by teachers Gloria Vargas (a National Board Certified educator) and Dr. Albert Vargas ('13 UCLA), CHS Elysian Valley provides a solid core curriculum, along with innovative elective classes.


To learn more about enrollment, contact the Central High School Main Office, (213) 745-1901 or visit the Central High School website at https://centralhs-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com.

Our School Spirit Shines Through in Video


Take a look at our school video to learn more about Central High School and the things we believe in:

Central High student programming is featured on KEVU Radio

You can listen to a variety of student radio-based programs on KEVU Radio, the web-based home of Elysian Valley United. Below, listen to a recent episode of our Central High radio show, the "Central High Radio Hour:" 

Watch our "Sounds of Elysian Valley" mini documentary video

In Spring of 2018, Central High students participated in a multi-media project, "Sounds of Elysian Valley." Watch the video below to see our students learning, creating, and growing!

Elysian Valley United thanks the Elysian Valley Arts Collective for their support, along with the hard work of Christine Mills and Martin Cox. 

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