High School Diploma & Equivalency

2023-2024 School Year

Our school year will run from July 10, 2023 through June 14, 2024. You can enroll at any time.
Click here to complete an interest form or call us at 650-712-7140 to setup an enrollment meeting.

High School Diploma vs. High School Equivalency

(What is the difference?)

High School Diploma for Adults

  • Carries the same rights and privileges as a high school diploma from a non-accredited K-12 high school.
  • Requires students to complete 145 credits of study
  • Students take online classes in English, Social Science, Mathematics, Science, the Arts & Electives
  • Students are expected to complete 60 credits per year
  • Classes are online with weekly live teacher support
  • When all classes are completed, you will receive official transcripts from the La Costa Adult School, then your diploma in June at our graduation ceremony
  • La Costa Adult School diploma is NOT accredited

High School Equivalency for Adults (HiSET Exams)

  • Recommended for students with fewer than 90 high school credits
  • Classes are to prepare students for passing the HiSET examinations (tests)
  • Preparation classes prepare students to take tests in Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science
  • Students are recommended to study at least 15 hours per week
  • Study classes are online
  • Regular teacher contact is required every other week
  • Classes are tuition free, however HiSET charges $35 per exam

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