Adult High School Diploma

The Adult High School Diploma requires students to complete 160 units for graduation, which includes coursework in Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, English, Mathematics, and a selection of listed electives. Based on information such as student’s high school grades, test scores, work experience, and other multiple measures, the counselor may recommend placement at the level which meets the student’s needs. Students are awarded a high school diploma upon completion of the course of study prescribed by the State of California and the Pasadena Area Community College District.

Required Courses

AHSD 6401FUNDAMENTALS OF GRAMMAR A0
AHSD 6402FUNDAMENTALS OF GRAMMAR B0
AHSD 6403ESSENTIALS IN WRITING A0
AHSD 6404ESSENTIALS IN WRITING B0
AHSD 6405U.S. LITERATURE0
AHSD 6406BRITISH LITERATURE0
AHSD 6407READING FUNDAMENTALS0
AHSD 6411U.S. HISTORY: PRE-COLONIALISM TO THE CIVIL WAR0
AHSD 6412U.S. HISTORY: RECONSTRUCTION TO PRESENT0
AHSD 6413INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT0
AHSD 6414INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS0
AHSD 6415CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIAL ISSUES0
AHSD 6416GLOBAL AFFAIRS0
AHSD 6417WORLD GEOGRAPHY0
AHSD 6421MATH BASICS0
AHSD 6422MATHEMATICS PRE-ALGEBRA0
AHSD 6423ALGEBRA IA0
AHSD 6424ALGEBRA IB0
AHSD 6426LIFE SCIENCE - BIOLOGY0
AHSD 6427LIFE SCIENCE - PHYSIOLOGY0
AHSD 6428PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY0
AHSD 6429PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PHYSICS0
AHSD 6432ART HISTORY0
AHSD 6436MUSIC APPRECIATION0
AHSD 6439CONTEMPORARY SPANISH0

Recommended Electives

AHSD 6400PRACTICAL ENGLISH SKILLS0
AHSD 6409INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING0
AHSD 6430ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - ECOLOGY0
AHSD 6431COMPUTER BASICS0
AHSD 6433WORKPLACE SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY0
AHSD 6434PLANNING FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS0
AHSD 6435HEALTH0
AHSD 6437GRAPHIC ART DESIGN0
AHSD 6438COMPUTER APPLICATIONS0

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop critical thinking skills to observe, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate ideas and information orally and in writing.
  2. Identify concepts that are part of the exit exam.
  3. Develop interpersonal skills to interrelate and collaboratively work with others.
  4. Integrate effective and ethical use of technology in personal practices.
  5. Utilize study skill habits that will enable students to make the transition to college level coursework.
  6. Apply concepts learned in core subjects that will prepare students to earn a high school diploma and transition to the community college and into the workplace.

Certificate of Completion in Secondary Education

Students who complete the Adult High School Diploma Program are also eligible for a Certificate of Completion in Secondary Education.