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This program helps you complete the necessary course credits to earn a high school diploma. Whether you want to attend college, pursue a better job, enter the military, or simply have the personal satisfaction of finishing, we can help.

Adult High School courses are customized, self-paced and completely free of charge. Classes are available to adults ages 18 and older, and minors (16 & 17 years old) with special permission. Minor students seeking admittance into the AHS program are asked to contact Stephen Lancaster, Director of College and Career Readiness, for more information. 

Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses are provided to adults who need to improve their reading, writing, speaking, problem-solving, or mathematics skills based on the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) test results. (Students take the TABE test during orientation.)

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Graduation Requirements

Cleveland Community College’s Adult High School (AHS) Diploma program is offered in conjunction with Cleveland County Schools and awards fully accredited diplomas based on students completing the required credits for graduation. The credits needed are:

English 4 credits
Mathematics 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Social Studies 4 credits
Health/PE 1 credit
Electives 6 credits
Total Completed 22 credits


Interested individuals can receive more information by calling (704) 669-4050, emailing, or visiting the College and Career Readiness office in the Paksoy Technology Center, Room 3107.