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Adult High School Program

  1.  Description    
  2.  Graduation Requirements  
  3.  Registration (Caldwell)  
  4.  Registration (Watauga)  
  5.  Schedules  

Program Description

The Adult High School Diploma Program is for anyone who wants to complete his/her high school education and earn a diploma. The Adult High School classes are offered at Caldwell Community College, in Hudson and Boone. There are no tuition fees for classes. Textbooks are provided for use in the classroom.

Adult High School classes operate on an eight week block schedule. Five, eight week sessions, are scheduled each year. Classes meet twice a week for three hours; on a Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday schedule. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available.

One unit of credit is earned for each course that is successfully completed.

A graduation ceremony is held every May for all students that have completed during the previous year.

Special Note About Minors

Minors 16 – 17 years of age must have a completed Minor Permission Form prior to enrolling in any Basic Skills program, assessment activity, or class.   Students can either pickup the Minor Permission Form in person at the Basic Skills Department or call (828) 726-2230 and have the form mailed.  Instructions for completing the form are attached to it, but if there are questions, please call (828) 726-2230.  Someone will be glad to help you.

Graduation Requirements

A total of 21 units must be completed for graduation. Applicants may receive transfer credits for courses previously completed in public, private, or home school. If there are no credits to transfer, a student may earn all 21 units with the Adult High School Diploma Program. The requirements for graduation are:

  • a minimum score of 9.0 on the reading, language skills, and math placement tests

English

4 units

Math

4 units (to include Algebra I and Geometry)

Science

3 units (to include Biology, Earth, & Physical Science)

Social Studies

3 units (to include Government/Economics, US History, & World History)

Health or PE

1 unit

Electives

6 units

Total

21 units

Adult High School Registration (Caldwell Campus)

All Caldwell Campus Adult High School (AHS) students must attend a free Orientation and Assessment session before enrolling in a class.  To sign up for an Orientation and Assessment session or to get more information, please call (828) 726-2230.

Orientation classes meet for two weeks, Monday through Thursday.  Morning and evening classes are available.

  • Morning classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for the first week and from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for the second week.
  • Evening classes meet Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. each of the two weeks.

All Orientation and Assessment sessions are free.

In an Orientation and Assessment session, students:

  • receive important information about Adult High School or review classes,
  • are taught tips for success in class and on tests,
  • take placement tests in reading, math, and language, and
  • receive an introduction to the college and its services.

After completing an Orientation and Assessment session, students meet with an advisor and receive placement test results (scores), discuss educational goals, make an appointment for a new student registration session, and ask any questions they may have.  During the new student registration session, students will work out class schedules and register for Adult High School classes.

Special Requirements for Adult High School Students

  • A reading, language skills, and math placement test score of 9.0 or above is required to be eligible for Adult High School class registration.  For students who do not meet this placement score, free review classes are available to help bring up test scores.
  • Students must contact their previous high school to request transcript records.  Transcripts must be mailed to the Adult High School Director or hand carried in a sealed envelope to the Orientation and Assessment session.  Transcripts must be received before Orientation and Assessment session completion.

Transcripts can be mailed to:

Adult High School Director
College and Career Readiness Department
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC  28638

Adult High School Registration (Watauga Campus)

All Watauga Campus Adult High School (AHS) students must attend a free four (4) hour Orientation and Assessment session before enrolling in a class.  To sign up for an Orientation and Assessment session or to get more information, please call (828) 297-5253.

Students may choose to attend a morning Orientation and Assessment session held each Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or an evening session held each Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  All Orientation and Assessment sessions are free.

In an Orientation and Assessment session, students:

  • receive important information about Adult High School or review classes,
  • take placement tests in reading, math, and language, and
  • receive an introduction to the college and its services.

After completing an Orientation and Assessment session, students meet with an advisor and receive placement test results (scores), discuss educational goals, make an appointment for a new student registration session, and ask any questions they may have.  During the new student registration session, students will work out class schedules and register for Adult High School classes.

Special Requirements for Adult High School Students

  • A reading, language skills, and math placement test score of 9.0 or above is required to be eligible for Adult High School class registration.  For students who do not meet this placement score, free review classes are available to help bring up test scores.
  • Students must contact their previous high school to request transcript records.  Transcripts must be mailed to the Adult High School Director or hand carried in a sealed envelope to the Orientation and Assessment session.  Transcripts must be received before Orientation and Assessment session completion.

Transcripts can be mailed to:

Adult High School Coordinator
College and Career Readiness Department
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
PO Box 3318
Boone, North Carolina 28607

Please call Lauri Stilwell at (828) 726-2230. Watauga County residents may call Lynn LeFever at (828) 297-5253. Lauri or Lynn will be happy to answer your questions and help you with your educational goals.