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The Adult High School (AHS) program allows an adult who is no longer enrolled in public high school to complete the required courses and state assessments to earn a standard high school diploma.

To enroll in the Adult High School program, students must be 16 years of age or older, be officially withdrawn from school and have already earned a minimum of 12 credits toward high school completion. This program is offered online. However, students must register in person at the Mid Florida or Winter Park campus.

Program of Study and Standards

Except as provided elsewhere in law, the graduation requirements for adults shall be the same as those for secondary students. To obtain a standard adult education diploma, a student must earn either the standard 24 credits or 18 credits under the Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and successfully complete all required statewide exams (or concordant or comparative scores in respective courses) in accordance with State of Florida guidelines.

Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Adult students with disabilities must self-identify and request such services. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems. Documentation of the accommodations requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.

24 Credit Standard Diploma 18 Credit ACCEL Diploma
4 credits in English Language Arts 4 credits in English Language Arts
4 credits in Mathematics 4 credits in Mathematics
3 credits in Science 3 credits in Science
3 credits in Social Studies 3 credits in Social Studies
1 credit in Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, Practical Arts 1 credit in Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, Practical Arts
1 credit in Physical Education 3 credits in Electives
8 credits in Electives  
** 1 of above courses must be online  


Students successfully completing all course requirements and state mandated assessments will earn an Adult High School diploma.

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