High School Diploma (ESL) / GED / HiSET
The CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) is no longer required to graduate. For more information please access the California Department of Education website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/cahseesuspendfaq.asp
If you attended PAEC, completed all of your credits, but did not pass the CAHSEE, you may be eligible for a diploma. Please contact the Academic Advisors.
High School Diploma- and Graduation Requirements:
PAEC’s high school diploma course offers a competency based program. An adult will earn a diploma upon completion of a minimum of 175 credits (excluding physical education) to graduate. Students are required to earn at least 10 credits at the Pittsburg Adult Education Center. Credits from previous schools are counted toward graduation requirements. An Academic Advisor will analyze your transcripts and recommend courses that meet graduation requirement.
Alternative Ways of Receiving Credit:
California law allows adult students to receive credit toward a diploma for many different experiences. Credits will be accepted from the following sources:
- Previous high school courses
- Community or University Colleges courses
- Correspondence schools
- Military service
- Work experience
Subject Credits English 35 Life Science 10 Physical Science 10 World History 10 US History 10 Government 05 Economics 05 Mathematics 10 Algebra 10 Fine Arts / Foreign Language 10 Electives 60