Student Resources for

Distance Learning

As of March 16, all Central High students switched to a Distance Learning program. We began Summer School on Wednesday, July 24, and will complete our summer program on July 28. Throughout the week, Mrs. Vargas and Dr. Vargas will post new material at:.


Not yet enrolled? Contact Mrs. Vargas or the Main Office at (213) 293-9612.



Take a PE class online! Joe Wicks is a fitness coach from Great Britain, who is being called "The World's PE Teacher;" his fun 30-minute videos are for students and their families to stay active during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place period. We'll add new videos Mondays through Fridays, so you can feel great and earn PE points!


About Central High School


Central High School is a continuation school program of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), with 28 branch locations throughout the district. Students in grades nine through 12 receive a full range of core "A-G" curriculum and elective subjects, leading to a LAUSD high school diploma. 


Central High School fosters the development 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, 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.

Parent and Family Information

Dr. and Mrs. Vargas wish you and your family good health and comfort while our community shelters-in-place. As parents, we know the importance of continuing your child's education. We'll do our best to provide a quality distance learning program.


Visit this page often to learn about LAUSD news, updates, and  policies as we move forward.


LAUSD has closed all schools within the District, including Central High School-Elysian Valley Branch. Schools are scheduled to reopen on August 18; when we learn about the format for school (distance learning, classroom instruction, or a hybrid model) we will post the information on this page.


Los Angeles Unified is continuing to provide support to students and families through the operation of 60 Grab & Go Food Centers at schools in the communities it serves to provide meals to those in need. This effort is being led by Los Angeles Unified employees and volunteers from the Red Cross. To find a GRAB and GO location near you, along with a District Resource Guide, visit https://achieve.lausd.net/resources.