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Adult High School

Program and Diploma/Credit Requirements

I. Number of credits required:

Students need to complete 19-19.5 high school credits in specific subject areas and electives. A high school completion adviser will evaluate high school transcripts to determine what classes are needed to complete a high school diploma.

II. Difference between high school and college credits:

High school credits and college credits are not evaluated in the same way. Five college credits (quarter hours) are equivalent to one high school credit. Three college credits (quarter hours) are equivalent to .5 high school credits. Some exceptions to this rule do apply. A 2.0 cumulative GPA in classes taken at Edmonds Community College is required for graduation.

III. Credit for experiences outside the classroom:

Students may apply for credit from experience outside of school. Some areas include job training, work experience, military experience, homemaking, parenting, and community service.

IV. College classes for high school credit:

Students who read and write at the college level may take college level classes instead of (or in addition to) high school completion classes. These classes count toward both a high school diploma and a college degree. Students who want to pursue this option will need to fill out an admissions form at Enrollment Services in Lynnwood Hall and pay the $30 fee to take the ACCUPLACER® placement test. For more information, contact Enrollment Services at 425.640.1000 or talk to your high school completion adviser.

V. High School Completion credit requirements:

Below are guides to credits required for a high school diploma.  A high school completion adviser will evaluate a student's prior high school transcripts to determine exactly what courses a student needs to graduate with their high school diploma at Edmonds Community College.

For anyone who entered the 9th grade BEFORE fall 2004:  

Courses High School Credits College Credits
English 3.5 credits 18 credits
Mathematics 2 credits 10 credits
Social Studies* 3 credits 15 credits
Science 2 credits 10 credits
Health, Safety or P.E. 2 credits 10 credits
Occupational 1 credit 5 credits
Electives 4.5-5 credits 23-25 credits
Fine Arts 1 credit 5 credits
TOTAL 19-19.5 credits 95-98 credits

*Social Studies credits must include courses in U.S. History, Contemporary World Problems, and Washington State History.

For anyone who entered the 9th grade in fall 2004 and AFTER:

 

Courses High School Credits College Credits

English

3.5 credits

18 credits

Mathematics

2 credits

10 credits

Social Studies* 3 credits 15 credits

Science (must include 5 credit lab class)

2 credits

10 credits

Health, Safety, P.E.

2 credits

10 credits

Occupational

1 credit

5 credits

Electives

4.5-5 credits

23-25 credits

Fine Arts

1 credit

5 credits

Culminating Project/High School and Beyond Plan ---- 2 credits

TOTAL

19-19.5 credits

98-100 credits

*Social Studies credits must include courses in U.S. History, Contemporary World Problems, and Washington State History.

**To graduate, students must also pass the reading and writing WASL tests. Students who have not passed the math WASL must take one to two additional credits of math, depending on what year they began ninth grade.

 

Questions?

Developmental Education Division
425.640.1593 | devediv@edcc.edu | Mukilteo Hall 403