High School Diploma Requirements


    Adult High School Diploma Program


    Acalanes Adult Education (AAE) awards an Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) diploma to students enrolled in the high school diploma program who complete the following graduation requirements.  Prior earned credits, which meet the AUHSD requirements, may be included in the completion of units.  Prospective students must obtain official transcripts for all academic courses previously completed, so that an accurate course enrollment plan may be developed to work towards a high school diploma.






    Algebra 1


    Math beyond Algebra 1


    Life Science


    Physical Science


    U.S. History


    World History








    World Language, Arts, Technology


    Elective Credits*

    40 - 50


    195 - 205

    *Students over 20 years of age take 40 elective credits.  Students under 20 years of age take 50 credits.


    High School Equivalency (GED and HiSET)


    Students who do not have transcripts from their previous school(s) or who need more than 60 credits to earn their high school diploma may wish to take their GED or HiSET high school equivalency (HSE) test.  The HSE comprises 5 subtests:  Science, Social Science, Reading, Writing, and Math.  The GED combines reading and writing into one subtest.  The HSE certificate is accepted at community colleges, most career training programs, and the military.


    The AAE HSE program is offered to students through online and individual support.  A GED textbook is available to complement the program.  While AAE is not a GED/HiSET testing center, students may register online at GED.com or hiset.ets.org/test-takers and select a test location within Contra Costa County.



    To enroll in the high school diploma and/or the high school equivalency program, prospective students must first attend an enrollment meeting with the Director of the Del Valle Education Center (DVEC), Transition Specialist, and/or Administrative Assistant to the Director of the DVEC. Please email adulted@auhsdschools.org

    Online Program

    Fall 2021 -  9/13 to 11/18

    Winter 2022 - 1/4 to 3/10

    Spring 2022 - 3/14 to 5/26


    Kara Levine - Transition Specialist

    Kara's background in sales and business will help students learn what it is like in the business world and how it might be a career path for them. She is looking forward to helping the students plan and achieve their career and education goals. Her door is always open, stop by and let's get this journey started in the right direction together.