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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

All future AHS students (including returning students who have not attended an orientation in the past 6 months) attend a 2-step orientation and registration process. Attendance is required for both steps in order to register for classes.

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 and Registration Dates

All future AHS students (including returning students who have not attended an orientation in the past 6 months) attend a 2 step orientation process. Attendance is required for both steps.

Location

Step 1: McLeod (S) Building–Room S-105
Step 2: McLeod (S) Building, Rm. S-501

Spring 2
Step 1 Step 2 Classes Start
January 20, 2022
1-4 PM
January 26, 2022
5-9 PM
February 16, 2022
OL: February 18, 2022
January 25, 2022
1-4 PM
January 26, 2022
5-9 PM
February 16, 2022
OL: February 18, 2022
Summer
Step 1 Step 2 Classes Start
February 22, 2022
1-4 PM
February 23, 2022
5-9 PM
April 25, 2022
OL: April 22, 2022
March 10, 2022
1-4 PM
March 11, 2022
9 AM – 1 PM
April 25, 2022
OL: April 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
1-4 PM
March 23, 2022
5-9 PM
April 25, 2022
OL: April 22, 2022

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.

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

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