Adult Education Graduation Requirements

Adult Education students shall receive diplomas of graduation only after completing the prescribed course of study and passing both parts of the California High School Exit Examination.

Adult Education students shall complete the following course of study in order to receive a diploma of graduation:

  1. Pass a minimum of 170 units
    (10 units must be completed in the MCS Adult Education program)
  2. Pass required core courses (125 units)
CLASS
SEMESTERS
UNITS
English
8
40
Mathematics
4 including:
successful complete
of Algebra
20
Science
a physical
a biological
OR
an integrated

2
2

4

10
10

20
Social Science
U.S. History
World History
U.S. Government
Economics

2
2
1
1

10
10
5
5
Visual/Performing Arts
OR
Foreign Language
2
10
(one course in visual/performing arts or foreign language or American Sign Language or career-technical education)
Health
1
5



OR STUDENTS MAY:

Demonstrate proficiency in up to 75 units of core courses by passing the General Education Development (G.E.D.) Test.

All tests must be completed with a passing score and a minimum passing average on all five tests before credits will be granted in any area.

G. E. D. credits are earned as follows:

TEST AREA
CREDIT AREA
SCORE 40-49
SCORE 50+
Writing Skills
English
10
15
Social Studies
Social Science*
10
15
Science
Science**
10
15
Literature & Arts
English
10
15
Mathematics
Mathematics
10
15


*G.E.D. test area of social studies includes geography, U. S. history, economics, and government. Social science credit may be granted in any of these areas.

**G.E.D. test area of science includes biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics. Science credit may be granted in any of these areas.


3.  Earn a minimum of 45 elective units

Elective units may be earned in the following ways:
 

  • Units completed from prior high school course work or college course work designated for high school credit.
  • Elective Adult Education courses, Regional Occupational Program (ROP) courses, and college credit courses designated for high school credit.
  • Work experience or military service: a maximum of 10 units for each year of verified full-time employment or military service.