Adult High School Diploma Program
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) Program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC)?
The High School Diploma Program is designed for students, 16 years of age or older, who would like to earn their high school diploma while taking high school and/or college courses at MHCC. There is no maximum age limit for the diploma program.
What does the program offer?
Students take high school classes at MHCC, taught by high school instructors for $45.00 for each .5 credit course or they can take college courses and earn a significant number of college credits towards an associate degree as a dual credit student. Students taking college courses will pay regular college tuition.
When and where can I take classes?
High school classes are offered each term and run in five week sessions. During fall, winter, and spring terms, classes meet from 5:10-8:30pm two days per week on Monday – Thursday. In the summer, classes meet from 9:00-12:20 &/or 1:10-4:30 two days per week on Monday – Thursday. We also offer a variety of online classes.
How long will it take to get my diploma?
It is entirely up to the student how long it takes to complete the AHSD program. Students can move as quickly or slowly through the process as they like. The more credits a student has before joining the program, the sooner they will receive a diploma.
Students are required to earn 24 high school credits in order to receive a diploma. At least 1.0 credit must be earned through the AHSD program (about two classes). Students must also demonstrate academic skills in order successfully complete the college placement test and/or the Essential skills work samples before graduation.
Credits can be earned in the following ways:
- Credits Transferred from High School
- Credits for Adult High School Diploma Classes
- Credits for College Classes
Are the Requirements for Earning a MHCC Adult High School Diploma Different than the Requirements for Earning a Diploma Issued by the High Schools?
Every school district has a different set of requirements. Previous high school transcripts will be evaluated by program advisers to determine how your credits will transfer to MHCC’s requirements. Students in the AHSD program are working towards 24-credit Oregon Diploma requirements and will earn a fully accredited diploma.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
Please contact us at 503-491-7421 with questions about the program or for info on how to get started!!