Adult High School
*NEW – Adult High School is now available online! While most coursework for our online program may be completed at home, online students must be able to travel to our campus in order to complete initial placement testing and registration as well as periodic progress testing.
The Adult High School (AHS) program helps adults who have not graduated from high school and require no more than 6 credits to complete their high school credentials through individualized instruction. Adults who already have a high school diploma may enroll in high school courses for refresher training. Students who need high school prerequisites to enroll in a college degree program may also take AHS courses to complete those prerequisite courses.
Students may enter the Adult High School program at any time during a semester after an initial assessment. Courses are held both mornings and evenings Monday through Thursday at the Dillingham Center in Burlington and also online through PLATO. There is no charge for AHS courses.
To earn an Adult High School diploma, students must complete the number of credits required for graduation by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. A sealed official transcript from each previous high school attended must be submitted before beginning coursework in Adult High School. Our staff will evaluate your transcript(s) to determine how many credits have already been earned, and how many are required for completion to determine your eligibility for our program. Units may be earned in English, mathematics, social studies, science, and foreign language, and a variety of electives. Graduates are issued a high school diploma from the Alamance-Burlington School System and Alamance Community College.
Potential students who are 16- or 17-years-old and who wish to enroll in the AHS program have specific requirements that must be met before they may be admitted. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, a release form to be signed by the superintendent and the principal of the school they last attended, notarized and signed by the parent or guardian. There may be a waiting period before enrollment. Students who complete the requirements for graduation may not receive the diploma until their (public school) class graduates from high school or until they are 18-years-old. Just as in the public schools, 16- and 17-year-old students must meet state requirements as set by the Drivers License Program or lose their license. Requirements for individuals in the Drivers License Program are to attend six consecutive months, to attend 60 hours per month (20 days), and to make reasonable academic progress.