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High School Diploma

150 credits are the newly lowered High School Diploma graduation requirement.

COMMUNICATIONS & FINE ARTS OPEN  |  Tuesday Morning & Evening
NEW MATH Classes  |  Mon-Thurs  6:00 PM to 9:10 PM & MWF Morning
ENGLISH all levels    |   Morning & Evening
SCIENCE (Life & Physical)   |   Monday & Wednesday Morning & Evening
HISTORY & SOCIAL STUDIES & ECONOMICS    |    Morning & Evening
READING   |  Monday -  Wednesday  -  9:45 AM to Noon 
The East Side Adult Education Program is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to grant high school diplomas.  The High School Diploma Program is open to adults 18 years or older. Over fifty high school classes are offered during the day at Independence Adult Center and during the evening at Independence Adult Center, Overfelt Adult Center and Andrew Hill High School.
Students must meet all state and local requirements for graduation. Residency for high school graduation requires that a student must be enrolled and pass 10 units of credit at the East Side Adult Education program.
All new enrolling students must take a placement examination and meet with a counselor before attending classes. If you are interested in earning a diploma, you must:
  • Call one of the locations listed below for an appointment to take a Placement Evaluation.
  • After your Placement Evaluation, make an appointment to see a counselor, who will enroll you in appropriate classes.  Bring transcripts from any previous high schools and or schools you have attended to the counseling appointment.
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Monday through Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm; 4:30pm – 8:30pm

For the students’ convenience, books are sold in the Book Room at Independence Adult Center. Instructors will provide more specific information. Purchase of textbook is strongly recommended. 
For phone numbers and locations, check the MAP by CLICKING HERE.

Classes Offered
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  • English Language Arts
  • English Composition
  • English 1AB
  • English 2AB
  • Communications A or B
  • Transitional English
  • Reading
  • English Lab (1A/B - 4A/B)
  • Mathematics Lab
  • Social Science Lab
  • Integrated Math 1 (Semesters)
  • Integrated Math 2 (Semesters)
  • Intermediate Math (Elective credit)
  • Advanced Math (Elective credit)
  • Introduction to Integrated Math A/B
General Science:
  • Life Science A/B
  • Physical Science A/B
Social Science:
  • World History A/B
  • U.S. History A/B
  • U.S. Government
  • Economics
Life Skills:
  • Financial Literacy
  • Work Readiness
  • Digital Literacy
  • GED Test Preparation
Fine Arts:
  • Fine Arts A/B
  • Art History A/B

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  • Graduation Requirements

1. Attend all class sessions and successfully complete all classes with passing grades.
  • Courses  Required / Credits
    • English / 40
    • Math / 20
    • Biological Science / 10
    • Physical Science / 10
    • World History / 10
    • U.S. History / 10
    • Government, Civics / 5
    • Economics / 5
    • Fine Arts or Foreign Language / 10
    • Financial Literacy / 5
    • Work Readiness / 5
    • Digital Literacy / 5
    • Electives / 15
    TOTAL: 150
  • Residency  Requirement
  • Students must complete 10 credits in residency. 

Sources of Credit
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The evaluation of an adult's prior training, education, and experience is done on an individual basis since so many factors are involved. Credit may be gained in the following ways:
  • Attendance in and passing of the required high school diploma course
  • Credit for previous high school courses
  • GED test scores
  • Knowledge of a foreign language