Credit is granted when scholastic and attendance requirements have been met. Since many classes are taught on an individual format rather than in a lecture format, students may progress at their own rate.
Complete certain adult school courses and earn college credit. When you are ready to enroll at Southwestern College you receive credit, avoid repeating courses, and take more advanced classes. These courses are noted with (2+2).
High School Diploma
Students working towards a high school diploma MUST INTERVIEW WITH A COUNSELOR AND TAKE A PLACEMENT TEST PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.
Three types of instruction are offered: Individualized Instruction, Class Instruction (lecture), and Independent Study.
State requirements direct that all high school diploma candidates must pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to be awarded a high school diploma.
Graduation Requirements: Semester Credits
- Language Arts (English) (8)
- Social/Behavioral Science (U.S. History, Government, etc.) (6)
- Mathematics (4)
- Science (4)
- Foreign Language; Visual or Performing Arts (2)
- Electives (18)
Total: 42 Semester Credits
Students must demonstrate competency in computer literacy before a diploma is issued.
A minimum of two semester credits must be completed in the adult school of the Sweetwater Union High School District to receive the diploma.
Supplemental Methods of Earning Credit:
In compliance with California Education Codes, the following methods of earning credit may be used:
- Previous High School Courses
- Career Technical Education (CTE)
- Private School Courses (Accredited)
- Proficiency Assessment (Foreign Language or Fine Arts areas only)
- Correspondence Schools (Accredited)
- Military Service
- Work Achievement
- Career Technical Education/ROP
General Educational Development (GED)
The state issues a California State Equivalency Certificate based on passing scores on the GED test. That certificate enables the examinee to meet education, training, and job requirements as a high school graduate.
Examinees must be at least 18 years old. Students must pay for California and federal certifications when paying for their first test. Pre-registration and pre-payment of test fees are required. Special testing arrangements may be made for the hearing or visually impaired, for the certifiably learning disabled, and for those with other handicaps.
California Certification ………… $10.00
Federal Certification …………….. $15.00
Each Test ………………………………. $25.00
(Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading, Math)
Full Battery ………………………….$150.00
(Certifications and five tests)
New students to the GED Program will attend an academic assessment session. Please call the adult school for more information.
Certificates of Proficiency
Certificates are issued in typing, and all Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. This document may be presented to employers to verify training and skill.