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Adult High School Program Requirements

​​Counselor conducting a Counseling Lesson 

The Adult High School Diploma Program: 

1. Enables students to obtain a high school diploma.

2. Provides coursework that enables students to meet proficiency requirements.

3. Provides counseling and guidance services to students.

4. Encourages high school students to  pursue higher education goals.


Program Requirements

Credits Required

40 credits  ​

English communication
(maximum of 10 credits of reading; must include at least one composition class)​
20 credits  ​
Mathematics​ (Must include 5 credits of Algebra 1)
20 credits ​ Natural Sciences (must include a biological and physical science class)​
30 credits ​

Social and Behavioral Sciences

    5 credits            World History
    5 credits            World Geography
    5 credits            U.S. History
    5 credits            American Government
    5 credits            Economics
    5 credits            Elective

10 credits ​ Humanities​
Total 160 credits​

3 proficiency tests​

Reading Test

Algebra Test

Composition test or completion of Composition 2


 The graduation commencement ceremony ​​takes place during the last week of May.

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: