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Overview and Options

It is never too early or too late to graduate.

Whether your just missed out on graduation last year, or 50 years ago, it is never too early or too late to get your high school diploma or equivalent.  Twin Rivers Adult School offers many flexible methods in which you can either get an official high school diploma, or be prepared to take the GED exam.

We have counseling and orientations which will help guide you through the process, and help you to learn which options will be best for you.

Options for Adults Who Do Not Yet Have a High School Diploma

 

 
Obtain a Diploma through Adult School
Pass the GED
Pass the California High School Proficiency Exam
Obtain a Certificate of Primary Education
Requirements
Completing or waiving 200 credits of high school work in specific areas, and passing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
Taking and passing the GED test.
Taking and passing the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE).
Taking one semester of prescribed general education courses. Scoring sufficiently high on the CASAS test. Passing a test in U.S. History and Constitution
What it Is
An official high school diploma
A certification of high school academic skills accepted by most employers
A California legal equivalent to a high school diploma.
A certificate of completion of the eighth grade.
Subject Area Requirements
English, US History
World History, American Government, Economics, Fine Art, Math including Algebra, Science (Physical and Life), and Electives.
Writing, Social Studies, Reading, Science, Mathematics (geometry, statistics algebra)
English (reading writing), Mathematics (geometry, statistics algebra)
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Spelling, Current Events, Geography, California and U.S. History, Civics and Natural Science
Advantages
Accepted by all employers, colleges, and the military. May be quicker to achieve if you have previously taken a lot of credits.
Accepted by most employers, colleges, and the military. May be quicker to achieve if you have a lot of knowledge but only a few credits. Also offered in other languages beyond English.
Accepted by all California employers and colleges.
It has less subject requirements to pass than the GED.
Course work is easier to complete than high school course work.
Disadvantages
May take longer to achieve if you do not have a lot of previous high school credits. You must also pass the CAHSEE (approximately equivalent of 8th grade education.)
Not accepted by some employers, and the military has stipulations about accepting it. Several tests need to be passed.
May not be accepted outside of California, and the military has stipulations.
Is NOT equivalent to a high school diploma, and will NOT be accepted by most employers, colleges, nor the military. 
For More Info
Attend an Adult High School Orientation
Attend an Adult High School Orientation