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)

At Forsyth Tech students can earn a HSE diploma by taking either the GED or TASC tests. The test taken is indicated on transcripts but not on diplomas.  HSE candidates must register and pay for tests online, then complete the tests at the approved testing centers at Forsyth Tech.  Candidates who successfully complete the HSE tests in North Carolina will receive a diploma from the State Board of the Community College System.   The High School Equivalency 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:
    • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (3 hours each day) or
    • 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (3 hours each day)

On Wednesdays and Thursdays from March 21, 2018, through April 19, 2018, there will be no AHS/HSE Orientation. These days will be reserved for ESL Orientations. The AHS/HSE Orientation sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays will remain unchanged.

For clarification of these changes, call the College and Career Readiness office at 336.734.7761.

 

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)

Prior to attending Orientation, minors and their parents/guardians must meet with a Retention Specialist in Room 6 on West Campus.  Retention Specialists are normally available Monday- Wednesday from 9am to 5pm and on Thursday from 9am to 5:30pm.  Although no appointment is required, calling 336.734.7761 to see if a Retention Specialist is available at the time you wish to come is recommended.

 

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.