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Adult High School Diploma Program

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​​ ​"FREE High School Classes for Adults"

Santiago Canyon College (SCC)
8045 E. Chapman Ave., U-80
 Orange, CA 92869
714-628-5929
College and Workforce
Preparation Center (CWPC)
1572 N. Main St. 
Orange, CA 92867
714-628-5999​

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 The High School Diploma Program is self-paced and individualized. Classes are offered on an open-entry/open-exit basis throughout the year. Students must be 18 years of age or older. Each student has an individualized educational plan to complete his/her personal graduation requirements. Concurrent enrollment in High School Subjects and college credit classes is also offered in some cases. Students interested in concurrent enrollment should meet with a counselor to discuss this option.

STEPS TO COMPLETE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

1. Take the high school reading and math assessments.
2. Make an appointment with a high school counselor to review assessment scores and transcripts.
    (Bring official high school  transcripts to the appointment).
3. Attend high school classes regularly.
4. Complete 160 high school credits and three proficiencies (reading, mathematics, and English composition).
5. File a petition to graduate.
6. Attend the graduation ceremony!


ACCEPTED TRANSFER CREDITS 
1. Previous high school transcripts (must be official)
2. Regional occupation programs (up to 20 credits)
3. Foreign transcripts (see counselor, up to 100 credits)
4. Approved private school transcripts (must be official)
5. Work experience (see counselor)
6. Armed Forces work experience
7. College transcripts (must be official)

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Effective July 1, 2009, High School Graduation Requirements are as follows: A minimum of 20 of the 160 required high school credits must be completed in residence at the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION FROM
THE ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM:
    

CREDITS

COURSES

40

English (A maximum of 10 reading credits; must include at least one composition course)

20

Mathematics

20

Natural Sciences (Must include both a biological and physical science course).

30

Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Must include U.S. History, American Government, Economics, World History and World Geography).

10

Humanities (Formerly Fine Arts/Foreign Language).

40

Electives

=160

TOTAL CREDITS

 

Proficiencies:
Reading, Math and English Composition