Adult High School Program

“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 tutoring
  • predictable completion dates
  • friendly, supportive teachers
  • one to five credits in an 8-week term
  • small classes
  • convenient times – morning and evening
  • interactive classroom and online instruction
How long will it take?

It depends on how many credits you transfer in and how many credits you take per term.

How old do I need to be to enroll in the Adult High School program?

The minimum age is 16. Students under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian with them to the initial orientation meeting.

How does a student get started?

1. New student orientation is required!
2. Bring an unopened, official transcript of classes taken in high school.

When and where do classes meet?

Adult High School classes meet at the Western Piedmont Community College campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue in the bottom of Patton Hall. You may choose to take one to five classes each 8-week term. Classes typically meet:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Students can also take up to two online classes each term.
How do I contact the program to register or to obtain more information?

For more information call 828-448-6710 or to request more information, click here.

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