“Keep on trying no matter what. Everyone has a goal.” ~ Becky Riddle, Current Adult High School student
What is the Adult High School (AHS) program?
The AHS program combines credits earned in high school with credits earned by attending our free classes in the AHS program. Upon completion of 22 credits, a high school diploma is issued jointly by Burke County Public Schools and Western Piedmont Community College.
Why choose the Adult High School (AHS) program?
The program provides:
free classes, free materials, and free tests
predictable completion dates
friendly, supportive teachers
one to five credits in an 8-week term
convenient times – morning and evening
interactive classroom and online instruction
How long will it take?
It depends. Bring your high school transcript to the Adult High School Coordinator for an evaluation.
How does a student get started?
Bring an unopened, official transcript of classes taken in high school to the Adult High School Coordinator at the Jim A. Richardson Complex off Enola Road at 200 East College Drive.
Register for orientation and placement testing by calling 828-448-6750.
Attend orientation and placement testing.
Place into high school level classwork. If the original placement is below high school level, attend preparatory classes prior to beginning AHS classes.
When and where do classes meet?
Adult High School classes meet at the Jim A. Richardson Complex off Enola Road at 200 East College Drive. You may choose to take one to five classes each 8-week term. Spring and Fall classes typically meet:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Summer classes are also available.
How old do I need to be to enroll in the Adult High School program?
The minimum age is 16. But if you are under 18 you need to contact the Adult High School Coordinator at 828-448-6750 before enrolling in the program.
How do I contact the program to register or to obtain more information?
For more information or to register for orientation and placement testing, call 828-448-6750.