Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Adult High School

Adult High School Program

Program Description

The Adult High School Diploma Program allows students to complete their high school credential by completing the current credits required for earning a diploma in Caldwell or Watauga County. Adult High School classes are offered at CCCTI in Hudson and Boone. There are no tuition fees for classes and one unit of credit is earned for each course that is successfully completed.

Graduation Requirements

A total of 22 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 22 units with the Adult High School Diploma Program.

Credits required for graduation:




4 units (to include English I, II, III and IV)


4 units (to include Math I, II, III or their equivalents and a 4th math)


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

Social Studies

4 units (to include Civics & Economics, American History I & II, & World History)

Health or PE

1 unit


6 units


22 units

Adult High School Registration

Students interested in the Adult High School Diploma program begin by obtaining an enrollment packet that can be picked up or mailed.

Caldwell Campus:

  • 828.726.2230

Watauga Campus:

  • 828.297.5253

Special Note About Minors

Before enrolling in any Adult Education class, students 18 years old and younger must complete a Minor Permission Form, included in the enrollment packets. Minors 16-17 years of age holding a current driver’s license must maintain good academic standing and attend class a minimum of 60 hours per month to keep their license valid.

Requirements for Adult High School Students

Adult High School applicants 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 Adult Education office before registration. Transcripts must be received before a student can be enrolled in the program.

  • Adult High School Director
    2855 Hickory Blvd.
    Hudson, NC  28638
  • Adult High School Director
    P.O. Box 3318
    Boone, NC 28607

Adult High School Graduation

The Adult High School Graduation is held in May of each year. It is the highlight of our spring for both students, faculty and staff. Friends and family members of our graduates join us at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, North Carolina to watch their loved ones cross the stage in cap and gown to receive their Adult High School Diploma.