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Adult High School

The Adult High School (AHS) is a credit-based program, designed for students who have not yet completed high school and wish to earn their diploma. There is no cost to students for classes or books!

Graduates receive an Adult High School Diploma issued by Cape Fear Community College and the New Hanover or Pender County Board of Education. The AHS diploma is the equivalent to any public or private high school diploma and is recognized by employers, colleges, and universities throughout the country.

Classes are offered at the downtown Wilmington and Burgaw campuses. Online courses are available, too.

Returning AHS Students

Students returning to the AHS program, please call 910-362-7182 for more information. Forms must be updated and electronically signed before registering for classes.

New Student Orientation and Registration

To enroll in the AHS program all students must attend a 3-hour orientation and registration session. Please call 910-362-7348 to reserve your seat!

ALL NEW STUDENTS MUST BRING to Orientation:
  • Picture ID with birth date and signature
  • Social Security card
  • Official sealed transcript from previous high school(s) in a sealed envelope
All STUDENTS AGED 16 OR 17 ATTENDING ORIENTATION MUST BRING:

AHS New Student Orientation Dates

Call 910-362-7348 to reserve your seat!

Registration/Orientation Date Location AHS Class Start Date
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
6 – 9 p.m.
Downtown
McLeod S Building
Room S-105
Nov. 29, 2021
Online: Dec. 3, 2021
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Downtown
McLeod S Building
Room S-105
Nov. 29, 2021
Online: Dec. 3, 2021
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
6 – 9 p.m.
Downtown
McLeod S Building
Room S-105
Nov. 29, 2021
Online: Dec. 3, 2021

Class Information

All AHS classes run in nine-week sessions. Each class meets for a total of 68 hours. Students must be in attendance for a minimum of 64 hours to be eligible to earn credit for the class.

Face-to-face classes are held at the Wilmington campus on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

Face-to-face classes are held at the Burgaw and Surf City sites on Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

ADULT HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES ONLINE

All AHS classes are offered online via Odysseyware. Just like a face-to-face class, an online class runs for a total of 68 hours during each nine-week session. Students must be logged in and actively participating for a minimum of 64 hours to be eligible to earn credit for the class.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The Adult High School program requires students to earn the following 22 credits:

  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits (Math I, Math II and Math III, and a fourth Math course)
  • 3 Science credits (Earth Science, Biology, and Physical Science)
  • 4 Social Studies credits (World History, American History I, American History II, and Civics)
  • 1 Health and PE credit
  • 6 Elective credits

For information about CFCC graduation ceremonies, visit cfcc.edu/graduation .

OFFICIAL AHS TRANSCRIPTS

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. Each AHS transcript costs $5.00. The $5.00 fee is waived for any student entering other CFCC programs.
DIPLOMAS

Once graduated, students will be called and must pick up their diplomas from the AHS office in S-110. AHS diplomas are only issued once. Copies or duplicates are not available.

UPCOMING AHS SESSIONS

Session Start Date End Date Holidays
Spring 1 November 29, 2021
Online: December 3, 2021
February 10, 2022
Online: February 11, 2022
December 20 – 31
January 17 & 18
Spring 2 February 16, 2022
Online: February 18, 2022
April 19, 2022
Online: April 15, 2022
April 6 & 7
Summer April 25, 2022
Online: April 22, 2022
June 23, 2022
Online: June 24, 2022
May 30 & 31

*Holidays are observed by face-to-face classes only

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