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High School Program Overview

High School Program Overview

High School Diploma and High School Equivalency Test Preparation classes provide adult students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or prepare for the GED and HiSET tests. Classes include textbook assignments, video instruction, computer-aided learning and both individual and whole class activities focused on test-taking skills, goal-setting, skill building, and career & life planning. All CACE students develop an individualized learning plan to help you achieve your personal, academic and career goals.


Students interested in High School Diploma, High School Equivalency, and Basic Skills classes must attend an orientation and take a placement test prior to enrollment.


Please call (408) 626-3402 or send an email to to make an appointment.


High School Program classes follow this schedule:

August 24 to December 18, 2020 January 4 to June 4, 2021

High School Graduation Requirements at CACE

CACE is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and high school diplomas are awarded by the Campbell Union High School District. The core subject area requirements are the same as those of the CUHSD, with some minor differences for adults in Elective and Art requirements. (see requirements at the end of this section).


One hundred fifty(150) semester credits are required above the eighth grade level to receive a high school diploma through Campbell Adult and Community Education. Students must meet all state and local requirements for graduation.  However, physical education is not required for an adult education high school diploma and prior PE courses will not be counted toward the total requirements.

The prescribed course of study for all students shall include the following (Education Code 51225.3):


Semester Credits

English 40

U.S. Government 5

Economics 5

U.S. History 10

World History 10

Math 10

Algebra (or Integrated Math) 10

Physical Science 10

Biological Science 10

Applied Art 10

Fine Art or Foreign Language 10

Electives (non P.E.) 20

Total: 150


Sources of Credit:

  1. Credit earned in secondary or post-secondary schools including business, trade, correspondence schools, college, or accredited online courses.
  2. Armed forces and employment records. (Work must be formally verified for at least a six month duration) 5 credits for each 6 months but no more than 10 credits total may be granted for work experience.
  3. Credit earned through testing, for example, passing one or more of the HiSET or GED tests or other recognized competency-based assessments.


  • A student must earn a minimum of 10 credits in residence at Campbell Adult and Community Education.