Adult High School

Adult High School (AHS) is an Adult Secondary Education program offered cooperatively with Johnston County Public Schools to help adults earn an Adult High School diploma. Students must be at least 18 years old or withdrawn from high school if age 16-17 (Parent/Minor Application Meetings are held on Fridays at 10am). 

Based upon an evaluation of the student's official high school transcript, the student will complete a series of high school level classes for credits towards satisfying the credit requirements needed for graduation as set forth by Johnston County Public Schools and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. To earn an Adult High School diploma, students must transfer and/or complete 22 credits comprised of the following:

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 4 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Social Studies: 4 credits
  • Health/PE: 1 credit
  • Elective: 6 credits

To be eligible for transfer into the program, a student must have earned at least 16 credits with only 6 credits or less remaining to graduate (at least half of 11th grade complete). Students who are not accepted into the AHS program may complete their High School Equivalency diploma.

Instruction in the Adult High School program is offered online. However, campus visits will be required in order to register for classes, complete test: TABE 536 or Higher, and at other times deemed necessary by the department chair or instructor.

For more information please contact:

Marvilo Gay
Department Chair, Academic & Career Readiness
Office: Elsee A131
Phone: (919) 209-2065