• Adult Secondary Education High School Diploma Program


    Need to earn your high school diploma?  Acalanes Adult Education (AAE) offers a free program designed to assist you with reaching your educational and professional goals.


    AAE awards an Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) diploma to students enrolled in the high school diploma program who successfully complete graduation requirements.  Prior earned credits, which meet the AUHSD requirements, may be included in the completion of units.  Prospective students 18 years of age or older 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.


    We can transfer eligible credits earned in other accredited high schools, adult schools, colleges, or technical schools.


    What is the difference between a high school diploma and a high school equivalency exam (GED)?


    Most employers will accept either, but some employers look more favorably on a high school diploma.  A high school diploma shows them time and effort students have been committed to attend and complete classes.  Many students are actually closer to earning their high school diploma than they think.


    How long will it take me to ge my high school diploma?


    • The high school diploma program is self-paced and individualized.
    • For the diploma, it depends on the number of credits you need, how often you attend class, meeting grade standards, and how quickly you complete your work.
    • Students are encouraged to develop, with the assistance of staff, a timeline based on their weekly schedule to complete required course(s) in an efficient and timely manner.


    How do I get started?

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