Adult High School Diploma Program
About Our Diploma Program
Welcome to Oregon Outreach Inc.’s Adult High School Diploma Program. We know the decision wasn’t made lightly but Oregon Outreach is here to help you The Adult High School Diploma Program is designed for adults in Oregon, ages 21 and older, who would like to earn their high school diploma. There is no maximum age limit for this program.
Students in the AHSD program are working towards an Oregon Diploma with specific requirements that are determined by your 9th grade year. Previous high school and college transcripts will be evaluated by program advisors to determine how credits will transfer to Oregon State Diploma requirements. Students exiting the program must meet the exit criteria consisting of a minimum of 22 high school units prior to 2009, 24 high school units after.
Students must meet State Standard Essential Skills requirements for: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics prior to receiving their diploma if they were to graduate after 2011/2012. Essential skills requirements can be met through work samples or state approved test scores.
Graduate Year: 2011-12
Graduate Year: 2013-14 and up
Graduate Year: 2013-14 and up
The AHSD program will accept all grades. Courses that have a grade of F may be eligible to retake the course which will remove the pervious F from the cumulative GPA calculation. Courses that can be retaken are determined by the adviser and the student will be informed of this opportunity. The credits for the course retake will be the same cost as any other credit.
Earning High School Credits
The AHSD program is on quarter schedule throughout the typical academic year. Course work is broken into 0.25 or 0.50 credit classes. Students must earn a grade of “B” or above to receive credit.
College credits can be used to meet high school credit requirements. The credit conversion rate is as follows:
1-2 college credits = .25 high school credit
3-4 College credit = .50 high school credit
5-6 college credits = 1.00 high school credit
A program plan will be developed with you and your adviser to map out the courses per quarter to help you be as successful as possible.
When you have met all the requirements for the Oregon State Diploma, you graduate! Students will complete an exit interview with their adviser to review goals, share what continuing of transition supports you would like.
Even though you have completed our program, we are still here to support you as you transition into your next phase, be that continuing your education or joining the workforce. Transition planning includes:
- Assistance with resumes, interviewing and job resources
- College assessments- finding a good fit
- FAFSA and OSAC application support
- Trade program resources
Once you have completed your exit interview, you will be awarded your official Oregon State Diploma and an official sealed transcript. You may request additional transcripts at any time with no additional charge.
In June, OOI celebrates all students that have graduated within the school year from all of our schools and programs in a graduation ceremony. Although optional, we invite and encourage our students to participate, and to invite family and friends, and any other important people in their lives to enjoy the celebration.
Students wear a cap and gown, and receive 10 invitations. All items are purchased through Oregon Outreach, at a highly discounted rate.
Student Expectations and Policies
Because this program is optional and self-referred, students enrolled in the Adult High school Diploma Program are expected to show commitment to their education.
Program Contact Information
Assistant Executive Director/Program Adviser
OOI wants adults to meet their educational goals regardless of age. Our Adult Diploma Program offers adults an affordable option for completing their high school diplomas. Tuition is charged by the credit, without limit to the number of credits you can take per quarter. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $100.00.