Would you like to receive a high school diploma?  Are you afraid you are too old to obtain a high school diploma? The free Adult High School program at Haywood Community College offers students the opportunity to complete their high school diploma.  Upon graduation, each student will receive a diploma that is signed by Haywood County Schools’ superintendent, Dr. Anne Garrett, and Haywood Community College president, Dr. Barbara Parker.  The diploma has the same crediental as a diploma obtained from any public high school.   A student graduating from this program may then decide to further their education at HCC or another college, transfer to a four-year university, or join the military.   This program has a blended student body and is comprised of students from 16 years of age through senior adulthood.  Students who are minors must have a minor permission form which can be obtained from the Administrative Assistant in the College & Career Readiness department.  

Through careful evaluation of transcripts and an interview with staff, a determination is made regarding the number of high school credits needed and course of study necessary to complete the requirements for an Adult High School diploma. The diploma is issued locally through a partnership between the college and Haywood County Schools.

We are a diverse learning community with a student-centered focus designed to engage, motivate, empower, and encourage success toward completion of an Adult High School diploma. In the College & Career Readiness department at Haywood Community College, we are committed to establishing a partnership between students and instructors. The cornerstones of this partnership are rooted in shared goal-setting, collaboration and communication.

Traditionally, class sizes are small with students studying at their own pace. Our Instructors strive to create a nurturing and supportive classroom environment where individual progress and successes are celebrated. Faculty and Staff are available to provide students with the educational tools necessary to meet their learning goals.

There is no fee for instruction or materials.

The Adult High School program is part of the College & Career Readiness department and is located in the 300 building of Haywood Community College’s main campus.  For more information about Adult High School opportunties, please contact our Administrative Office at (828) 627-4648.

Where can an Adult High School Program take you?

A student graduating from this program may then decide to further their education at HCC or another college, transfer to a four-year university, or join the military. 

Adult High School Program Information

Prospective students 16-17 years of age will be required to meet eligibility requirements in order to participate. For more information about these requirements, please contact our Administrative Office.

Before enrolling in the Adult High School program, you will need an official (unopened) copy of your previous high school transcripts. If you need assistance in getting these transcripts because you went to a high school outside of Haywood County or because you are from a home-school setting, please contact our Administrative Office.

For information regarding the Adult High School Program or to register for the Adult High School Orientation, contact our Administrative Office at (828) 627-4648.