Adult High School

CPCC studentsDo you keep hitting a brick wall because you don't have a high school diploma? Not interested in taking the GED or HiSET? The Adult High School Diploma program offers you a chance to complete the credits needed to earn a high school diploma from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. An advisor will review your high school transcript to determine how many classes are needed to earn a diploma.

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Who can enroll?

  • Must be 16 years of age and older and no longer enrolled in public/private school
  • Students scoring below a high school level (9.0 on placement test) will be placed in pre-requisite classes to prepare for entry into Adult High School.


How long will it take?

An advisor will evaluate your transcript and determine the classes you need to earn your diploma. That will determine how long it will take. Currently, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) requires 24 credits for graduation. So if you have already earned 18 credits through CMS, for example, you would need to complete 6 classes at CPCC. You can take up to 3 classes every 8-week session.


What courses do I take?

Your transcript evaluation will determine the courses you will need to take. They may include:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Electives

Class Types: Adult High School classes are offered through a traditional class setting, a computer-assisted lab setting, and distance learning. You can select the options that best meet your learning style and needs.

Traditional classes are located at Central Campus only.


How do I enroll?




Obtain your high school transcript in a sealed envelope and bring it to the CPCC Education Center Welcome Center at 1412 East Fourth Street, Charlotte (behind Woody's Auto).

Monday & Tuesday:  8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday:  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Register for placement testing when you drop off your transcript.


Complete placement testing (approximately 3 hours) and introductory courses (2 hours).

Step ❹

Meet with your advisor the week after testing to register for classes.