Adult High School

Adult High School is a tuition-free distance learning program (meaning you take courses online) that lets you learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. The program consists of core courses required by the public school system along with electives offered by the community college. A work experience component may be offered. An Adult High School diploma is issued locally by Forsyth Tech. There is no cost to the student for courses. The college may charge a graduation or student activities fee. To receive a copy of a diploma or transcript, the student must contact Forsyth Tech.

 

Adult High School Entrance Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years old to enroll in any class
  • Students must attend orientation (see below)

 

High School Equivalency (HSE)

HSE candidates must register and pay for tests online, then complete the tests at an approved testing center. Candidates who successfully complete the HSE tests in North Carolina will receive a high school diploma equivalency from the State Board of the Community College System. The High School Equivalency (HSE) program is offered at:

West Campus
1300 Bolton St.
Winston-Salem, NC

Stokes County
1165 Dodgetown Rd.
Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Goodwill
2701 University Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC

 

HSE Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years old to enroll in any class
  • Students must attend orientation (see below)

 

Orientation Days, Times and Location

West Campus Room 20

  • Two days of orientation required
  • Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday at:
    • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (3 hours each day) or
    • 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (3 hours each day)
  • No orientation on the following dates:
    • Jan 16-17 (M/T) MLK Day
    • April 10-11 (M/T) Planning Day
    • May 15-16 (MT) Semester end
    • May 29-30 (M/T) Memorial Day
    • July 3-4 (M/T) Fourth of July
    • August 14-15 (M/T) Employee Day
    • Sept 4-5 (M/T) Labor Day
    • Nov 22-23 (W/T) Thanksgiving
  • Last session: Monday-Tuesday, December 11-12
  • Campus closes for Winter Holidays December 22-Jan 1
  • Orientation resumes Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

Orientation Requirements

  • Attend both days in sequence order to enter the program
  • Attend same time session each day
  • Late arrivals will not be admitted

 

Documents that must be brought to orientation:

  • Social Security or Tax ID card (signed) (copies not accepted)
  • Government or state issued photo ID (no school or work ID’s accepted)
  • If applying for Adult High School: High School Transcript from last high school attended

 

Minors (Ages 16 & 17)

Beginning July 10, 2017, prior to attending Orientation, minors and their parent/guardian must meet with a Retention Specialist in Room 6 on West Campus. Meetings are held Monday – Wednesday from 9 am – 5 pm and Thursday from 9 am – 7 pm. No appointment is necessary. Minors will not be allowed to attend Orientation without pre-approval from a Retention Specialist.

 

Minors (Ages 16 & 17) must bring:
  • Social Security or Tax ID card (signed) (copies not accepted)
  • Government or state issued photo ID (no school or work ID’s accepted)
  • Minor Release Form PDF icon AHS/HSE (Requires notarized signature of parent or guardian. This minor release form is for Adult High School/HSE students ONLY.)

Forms may be downloaded or picked up in Room 6 on West Campus.

  

Transcript Request form: GED® Transcript Request

Forms may be downloaded or picked up in Room 6 on West Campus. For more information, call 336.734.7761.