Adult High School Diploma Program

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Adult High School Diploma Program

"It's never too late to graduate."


"It's awesome. I love it here. Makes me want to come to school every day because they're very friendly around here. The teachers are very helpful."

 --- Elias Salas
Adult High School graduate, May 2017

Program Mission:
The mission of the Adult High School Diploma Program is to assist students with completion of a secondary high school diploma or it's equivalent and transition into postsecondary education and/or workforce.


Program Eligibility and Placement:

Individuals must obtain a Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) score of 239 in Reading and a 226 in Math to be eligible to enroll into the Adult High School Diploma Program (AHSDP).

Program Description and Requirements:
The Adult High School Diploma Program (AHSDP) offers eligible individuals the opportunity to earn credits toward their diploma while receiving education and training, in preparation for the workplace and/or postsecondary education. Students will be required to apply for admission to the College as a diploma student once they are determined to be eligible to participate in the AHSDP.

English Language Arts & Literacy

9 Credit hours


9 Credit hours

Social Science

6 Credit hours

Student Success in College

3 Credit Hours


6 Credit hours

Computer Literacy

3 Credit hours

CTE (Electives)

9 Credit hours

The GCC Advantage
Adult High School Diploma program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and mathematical skills necessary for the workplace and postsecondary education.
  2. Read and analyze complex informational text independently in a variety of content areas.
  3. Read and analyze appropriate concepts and procedures in content areas.
  4. Apply the knowledge and skills acquired through experience and education to become more productive in the workforce.

Services Provided
  • Academic Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Workplace Readiness Counseling
  • Transition into Postsecondary Counseling
  • Tutoring 

Student Organization
The Adult High School Student Organization (AHSSO) teaches students leadership skills to function in the world of work. It also helps students to realize their self-worth, dignity, and potential self-growth as future contributors to Guam's community.