High School Diploma Program

GED High School Graduation

Adults may earn the CCSF High School Diploma at the John Adams and Mission Campuses. For admission information, click HERE.


This program provides an opportunity for adults to earn the CCSF High School Diploma. Additionally, the classes that begin after 4:00 p.m. are open to students who are still enrolled in the 11th or 12th grades and wish to earn high school credits to transfer to their regular high school. All high school students are strongly encouraged to enroll early since classes may not be available after the first few weeks of the term.


Students may also choose to take the GED without enrolling in the diploma program.

High School Diploma Requirements

The CCSF High School Diploma program requires 160 high school credits:

Subject Areas                Credits Required


Natural Sciences            20 credits
Social & Behavioral Sciences  30 credits
Humanities                10 credits
English                    30 credits
Mathematics                20 credits
Flexible/Elective            50 credits

Flexible/Elective credit is earned through coursework or by passing the GED examination. Each passing score of the five GED subtests earns 10 high school credits.

Residency Requirements
At least 20 credits must be earned in the Transitional Studies Department, including at least one high school level English class and one high school level mathematics class. Prior high-school or college work that has been completed may be counted toward the City College High School Diploma, pending approval by our department.


CCSF degree applicable college credit courses in the English & Mathematics Departments may be transferred to meet these residency requirements.

Transitional Studies High School Diploma Courses

(Not all courses are offered every term)

To view/print the high school courses available in this department, click HERE.

To view/print the Transitional Studies programs in the CCSF Catalog, click HERE 

English Core 
30 credits
TRST 3331: High School Academic Reading/Writing 5
TRST 3332: Grammar & Writing
5
TRST 3333: Elements of Speech 
5
TRST 3334: Discovering Literature
5
TRST 3335: Exploring Literature
5
TRST 3346: HS Literature & Composition
5
TRST 3347: HS Contemporary Writers 5
TRST 3348: Writing Academic Papers
5
   
Math Core 
20 credits
TRST 3421: HS Algebra 1A
5
TRST 3422: HS Algebra 1B 
5
TRST 3423: Geometry 1A
5
TRST 3424: Geometry 1B
5
   
Social Science 30 credits
TRST 3531: U.S. History 1 5
TRST 3532: U.S. History 2 5
TRST 3533:  Civics 5
TRST 3534: Economics 5
TRST 3535: Modern World History 5
TRST 3536: Social Justice 5
   
Science 20 credits
TRST 3631: Physical Science 1 5
TRST 3642: HS Biology 5
TRST 3643: HS Ecology
5
TRST 3644:  HS Physics 5
   
Humanities 10 credits
TRST 3721: Visual Arts 5
TRST 3732: Comparative Religion 5
   
Elective Credits 50 credits
TRST 1321: Academic Reading 1
10
TRST 1322: Academic Reading/Writing 1.5 5
TRST 1323: Vocabulary & Spelling 5
TRST 1324: Academic Writing 10
TRST 2321: Academic Reading 2 5
TRST 2322: Academic Reading/Writing 2.5 5
TRST 2323: Media Literacy
5
TRST 1411: Gateway to Credit Math 5
TRST 1422: Math Skills Development 1 5
TRST 2421: Math Skills Development 2 5
TRST 2422: Math Skills Lab 5
TRST 2521: Career & Personal Income 5
TRST 2522: Focus on the Future 5
TRST 2533:  Health Education 5
TRST 2731: The Americas in Film 2.5
   
TOTAL CREDITS     AVAILABLE 160