Adult High School Program

Located on the 1st floor of the McLeod (S) Building

The Adult High School Program is designed for adults whose academic skills are at 9th grade level or above and have not completed their high school diploma.

The AHS diploma is recognized by colleges and universities throughout the nation and is the equivalent to any public or private high school diploma.

AHS Graduation Requirements – To graduate from AHS a student must have 22 credits. Graduates will receive an ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA issued by Cape Fear Community College and the New Hanover or Pender County Board of Education.

To enroll in AHS classes:

1. Attend an AHS Registration

Adult High School Registration and Orientation dates: click here

All students must bring:

a. Photo ID with birth date and signature

b. Social Security card

16 and 17 year old students must also bring:

 a. Notarized parental consent

 b. Parent or legal guardian must attend registration with the student

 c. Official school withdrawal form from last school district attended:

New Hanover Official School Withdrawal

Pender Official School Withdrawal

*Pender County students must have their withdrawal form signed by their school officials and the Pender County Superintendent/Designee located at Pender County Board of Education.

Other Official School Withdrawal

*All other students must have their withdrawal form signed by their county or district superintendent.

2. Attend Corresponding Orientation Dates  

3. Pass the entrance tests in reading and math


AHS classes are offered at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilmington Campus and the Burgaw Campus (100 E. Industrial Drive, Burgaw)

AHS Graduation Requirements

    • 4 English Credits
    • 4 Math Credits ( Algebra I, and Geometry required)
    • 3 Science Credits (Earth Science, Biology, and Physical Science)
    • 4 Social Studies Credits (World History, US History Part 1, US History Part 2, and Civics)
    • 1 Health and PE Credit
    • 6 Elective Credits

There is no cost to students for classes or books.

Odysseyware Online Adult High School Classes

Online AHS classes are available.  Interested students must attend a registration and orientation.  Call (910) 362-7348 OR (910) 362-7290 for more information.

**End of term testing for Adult High School students taking classes online will be held  November 17th, 2017 at 5pm in S 105.

For current students or graduates – to request an official AHS transcript:

1. Complete the AHS Transcript Request Form

2. Follow the directions on the form for paying the required transcript fee

3. Please allow 48 hours for processing

For more information call (910) 362-7290 or (910) 362-7348, or visit the AHS office in S-110.


Once graduated, students must pick up their diplomas in person from the AHS office in S-110.

If you have recently graduated in the following months your diplomas are ready for pick up:

2011-April 2018



To enroll in Adult High School, GED® Test Preparation Classes, or Basic Skills Plus:

Age 18 or older:

  1. Bring a valid identification card (driver's license or state ID card).
  2. Know your Social Security number or bring your card.
  3. Obtain your official high school transcript in a sealed envelope.
  4. Attend the next registration and orientation.

Ages 16 or 17:

  1. Complete steps above.
  2. Bring your parent or legal guardian to registration.
  3. Obtain and complete a notarized parental consent form (available at CFCC's Wilmington campus or ).
  4. Bring a completed official school withdrawal form signed by the superintendent or designee (available at CFCC's Wilmington campus or ).