Adult High School Diploma

Student receiving his diploma at the FUHSD Adult School Graduation

The minimum age to enroll is 18 years old; alternatively your high school class must have graduated. There is no maximum age limit for adult students who are returning to school to earn a high school diploma.  You will need to bring your transcript from your last high school attended as well as one from any college(s) you might have attended. These transcripts will be evaluated to determine credits earned and credits still needed for graduation.


Pre-registration is required for both the free placement test and Student Orientation for Academic Readiness (SOAR). To pre-register for the test and SOAR, you may call 408.522.2700 or register in person at the Adult School's Vallco Campus (next to Benihana), located at 10123 N. Wolfe Rd., Suite 2085 in Cupertino. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beginning the Adult High School Diploma Process

Are you wondering what steps to take next to finish your Adult High School Diploma or Equivalency? Attend a General Information Session to learn more. We offer informational meetings twice a month, and we provide an opportunity for you to get the information you need and answer any questions you may have.

Please call or come by our office to register for an upcoming meeting. We are located at 10123 N. Wolfe Road, Suite 2085 at Vallco Mall, next to the Benihana Restaurant, in Cupertino. To speak to a staff member, call (408) 522-2700.

Credit Requirements for an Adult High School Diploma

Subject Credits Required


World History 10
U.S. History 10
Government 5
Economics 5
Algebra I 10
Geometry 10
Life Science 10
Physical Science 10

Two of the following:

  • Modern language
  • Applied Arts
  • Fine Arts
Electives 50
Total 180