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Adult High School (AHS)

In the Adult High School diploma program, a student earns a diploma by completing the course credits needed to equal the North Carolina requirements for the year the student entered 9th grade. Students are given credit for courses completed in traditional high school.

Requirements to enter AHS

  • Attend placement testing and orientation
  • Score a minimum of 9.0 on the placement test
  • Bring an official transcript (unopened) to placement testing

The transcript will be evaluated by AHS staff to determine the number and subject of credits required for diploma completion. An individualized competency- based program of study will be designed to meet each student's requirements for completion.

The number and type of credits required by the year of 9th grade entrance date are as follows.

High School Graduation Requirements

Students entering 9th grade
1949-1978

4 units English
1 unit Math
2 units Social Studies
2 units Science
1 unit Health & PE
6 units Electives
16 units
Students entering 9th grade
1979-1982
4 units English
2 units Math
2 units Social Studies
2 units Science
1 unit Health & PE
7 units Electives
18 units
Students entering 9th grade
1983-1991
4 units English
2 units Math
2 units Social Studies
(Gov/Econ & US History)
2 units Science (Bio & Physical)
1 unit Health & PE
9 units Electives
20 units
Students entering 9th grade
1992-1999
4 units English
3 units Math (1 must be Algebra I)
3 units Social Studies
(Gov/Econ, US History & World St)
3 units Science (Bio & Physical)
1 unit Health & PE
6 units Electives
20 units
Students entering 9th grade
2000-2008
4 units English
3 units Math (1 must be Algebra I)
3 units Social Studies
(Gov/Econ, US History & World St)
3 units Science (Bio, Earth & Physical)
1 unit Health & PE
6 units Electives
20 units
Students entering 9th grade
2009-2011
4 units English
4 units Math
(Including: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
3 units Social Studies
(Gov/Econ, US History & World St)
3 units Science (Bio, Earth & Physical)
1 unit Health & PE
6 units Electives
21 units

All students must attend class on the Old Charlotte Highway Campus in order to complete their diploma.

The program is free, with only a $10 diploma fee upon completion.

Contact:


Robin Pittman
rpittman@spcc.edu
704-290-5813

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How to start
Basic Skills placement testing and orientation