Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Adult Secondary Education (ASE) is a free program of instruction (9.0 grade level and above or the equivalent) designed to prepare adults for further education or transition toward skill obtainment and employment. Adult Secondary Education includes the Adult High School (AHS) Diploma program and the High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma program. 

Adult High School (AHS)

The Adult High School (AHS) Diploma program consists of tuition free classroom instruction, learning laboratory courses, distance education, or a combination of instructional methods which deliver the course objectives required to earn an Adult High School Diploma.  The AHS Diploma Program is offered cooperatively with the local public school system to help adults earn an Adult High School Diploma. 

High School Equivalency Records

High School Equivalency Intro Text

North Carolina’s High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma program offers free instruction to prepare learners to successfully pass a designated high school equivalency test. This test is designed to document knowledge and skills equivalent to that of a graduating high school senior.  A high school equivalency diploma is issued from the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges upon successful completion of the complete battery of tests.