Adult High School Diploma (AHSD)
Clackamas Community College is authorized by the State Board of Education to award the Adult High School Diploma (AHSD). Students who enter the college’s high school diploma program may transfer unmodified credits from accredited high schools. AHSD students may also enroll in college credit classes and may receive dual credit.
Students who are under 18 years old or whose K-12 cohort has not yet graduated must provide the AHSD program with one of the following:
- A Release from Compulsory Attendance from their boundary high school to be kept on file. A release must be obtained before commencing participation in the program. Instructors will not provide necessary signatures for a student to register for Adult Secondary Education courses until a Release from Compulsory Attendance is provided, or
- A contractual referral from their boundary high school which allows students to participate in the AHSD program while earning credits to transfer back to and graduate from their boundary high school.
Requirements for Adult High School Diploma
Complete a minimum of 24 high school units:
|Career & Technical Education, the Arts, and/or Second Language2||3|
Shall include the equivalent of one unit in written composition.
Any one area or in combination.
Additionally, students must develop a personalized learning plan, show essential skills competency, and meet residency requirements.
General Education Development (GED)
CCC offers courses to support students in passing the four exams necessary to earn a GED certificate. Students who are under 18 years old or whose K-12 cohort has not yet graduated must provide the GED program with one of the following:
- A Release from Compulsory Attendance from their boundary high school, or
- A contractual referral from their boundary high school. Students who do not need preparatory courses can take the GED exam at the Testing Center by scheduling through GED. com. Students under 18 years old must provide the Testing Center with a Release from Compulsory Attendance before scheduling exams.