Adult High School and GED
Adult High School and GED® courses are supported by state-funding under the community college noncredit instruction category "Basic Skills."
Basic Skills consist of a course, a course of study, or an organized sequence of courses to provide instruction for individuals in elementary and secondary-level reading, writing, computation and problem-solving skills in order to assist them in achieving their academic, vocational, and personal goals. Elementary-level is generally recognized to mean that where appropriate, the coursework addresses the content and proficiencies at levels through the eighth grade. Secondary-level is generally recognized to mean that the coursework addresses the content and proficiencies at levels through the twelfth grade and may incorporate a high school diploma.
ADULT HIGH SCHOOL
The Adult High School (AHS) Diploma Program is designed for adult students. Through individualized teaching and the opportunity to self-pace, students are able to earn their high school diploma and improve study skills in subjects including reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar development, spelling, writing, mathematics, along with other subjects. Offering an open-entry Learning Center setting, the AHS Diploma Program allows students to meet with a counselor, create an individual learning plan, and interact with faculty who provide one-on-one and small group instruction. Our program is an approved diploma program through the state of California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Santa Barbara City College is fully accredited by the Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, which is part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The College is also approved by the California Department of Education.
Credit towards our high school completion program can be transferred from other accredited high schools or colleges. We offer free classes, a flexible class schedule and student support services (transcript analysis, assessment, orientation, registration support, academic advising/counseling and career counseling).
We offer free GED preparation classes that provide students with direct course instruction and individual study for all five subject areas of the GED test: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Writing and Reading. The course is designed for students who are 18 years of age or older who wish to earn a high school equivalency certificate. Classes are open entry and available both daytime and evening. In addition to reviewing basic skills needed to pass each of the five GED test contents, students learn test taking skills and practice taking pre-tests to help successfully complete all GED tests.
Bi-lingual GED (Bi-lingual/Bi-literate General Education Development (GED®) Test Preparation
These GED test preparation classes are offered bilingually (Spanish/English) to prepare for the GED Spanish version exam that requires five content areas: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Writing and Reading. Bilingual instructors (Spanish/English) teach these open entry classes that are available during the day and evening. Students should concurrently enroll in an ESL class. The course is designed for students who are 18 years of age or older who wish to earn a high school equivalency certificate. In addition to reviewing basic skills needed to pass each of the five GED test contents, students learn test taking skills and practice taking pre-tests to help successfully complete all GED tests.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an advisor/counselor prior to registration, please call the Wake Campus Academic and Career Counseling/Advising/Assessment office: 805-683-8260 or the Schott Campus Academic and Career Counseling/Advising/Assessment office: 805-898-8160.