High School Diploma Program

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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. Adults may earn the CCSF High School Diploma at the John Adams and Mission Centers.


Students may also choose to take the GED® or the HiSet® (High School Equivalency Test) without enrolling in the diploma program.

Enrollment & Admission


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

 

High School credit is earned through coursework or by passing CA State approved High School Equivalency Tests:  GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™ (up to 50 credits).

NOTE: Effective August 2015, students pursuing a CCSF High School Diploma must enroll in a mandatory orientation course (TRST 0038: Introduction to Academic Success). 

Residency Requirements: at least 20 credits must be earned in the Transitional Studies Department or, with the Department Chair's permission, in other CCSF departments.

English Requirement: a student must have completed with a grade of "C" or better, at least one of the Transitional Studies core required English classes, or a CCSF degree-applicable class in the English Department.

Mathematics Requirement: a student must have completed with a grade of "C" or better, at least one of the Transitional Studies core required mathematics classes, or a CCSF degree-applicable class in the Mathematics Department. 

SLOs: The CCSF High School Diploma's Program Learning Outcomes are derived from the following: Common Core State Standard and CASAS competencies.

Faculty Advising Services

With our faculty advisor you can: request your high school transcripts, create an education plan, revise your schedule, and plan your next step.  Please, contact Sharyn Zoll (Room 222, szoll@ccsf.edu).

 Useful Links

  • For more information on the CCSF HiSet®/GED® testing, click HERE.
  • 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