Are you interested in obtaining your high school diploma, or passing a High School Equivalency Exam (ex. GED or HiSET)? Are you looking to improve your basic academic skills in order to advance in your career, find new employment or achieve personal growth? If so, Vista Adult School’s High School Program will help you accomplish your goals. Classes are offered in the morning and evening; as well as through an online independent study option.
To enroll in the High School Program, students must be at least 18 years of age and attend a mandatory orientation. It is important to bring a copy of your most recent transcripts with you to orientation.
HSD Program orientations and classes are held at the VAS Sunset Campus. Space in orientations is limited; we recommend you arrive at least one hour prior to the start time. please report to the office to begin orientation process.
Contact the front office (760) 758-7122 for information regarding student orientation for high school diploma, high school equivalence exam prep (HiSET/GED) and Spanish HSEE prep.
A diploma for high school graduation is awarded upon completion of the following requirements. A minimum completion of a 5 credit class at the Adult School is required.
These are the minimum course requirements as identified by the Vista Unified School District for graduation. Successful completion of each course is required to receive a diploma.
Vista Adult School is a testing center for two California approved High School Equivalency (HSE) Exams - the GED and the HiSET. A HSE exam is for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Those who pass the exam will receive a California High School Equivalency Certificate. Anyone 18 years of age or older, or 17 under certain circumstances, is eligible to take a HSE exam. CA residency and acceptable ID is required to take the exam. Be sure the name you register for the exam with matches the name on your ID. In addition to being a testing center, Vista Adult School can help to prepare you to pass these HSE exams. To enroll, attend a High School Program orientation.
We are a Pearson Vue authorized testing center and offer the GED exam via computer. To sign up for the GED you must first register through www.GED.com; all registration, scheduling and payments is done through the GED website. The GED exam consists of four parts: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies. More information can be found at the www.ged.com website.
We are an ETS authorized testing center and offer the HiSET exam via computer or paper/pencil. The State of California has recently approved the HiSET exam, which is an alternative to the GED. To sign up you must first register through www.hiset.org; all registration, scheduling and payment is done through the HiSET website. The exam consists of five parts: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. More information can be found at the www.hiset.org website.
Due to recent State Legislature changes, the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) has been suspended until further notice. That means passing the CAHSEE is no longer required to earn a diploma. The new law also states that beginning in January 2016 students who completed all graduation requirements, except for passage of the CAHSEE, may be issued their high school diploma from the school they last attended. If you did not pass CAHSEE while in high school, and were also in need of more credits, now is the time to come back to school to earn your diploma. A high school diploma will improve your chances or getting a job and qualify you for higher paying jobs. Vista Adult School will help get you on track to your diploma. We are affordable, friendly and close to home. Call or come to an orientation to learn more.
El programa de Educación General a nivel preparatoria provee las destrezas necesarias en preparación de las diferentes materias generales equivalentes a nivel bachillerato/ preparatoria y pasar la prueba de equivalencia. Además de su tiempo en clase, usted necesitara estudiar fuera de clase con el fin de maximizar su tiempo de preparación.
REQUISITOS: Ser mayores de edad (18 años o más), haber terminado la secundaria, asistir a una orientación de evaluación en lectura y comprensión para asesorar su candidatura de entrada al programa.
Here are the answers to questions we are frequently asked about our high school programs. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
Q. What is the difference between a high school diploma and a high school equivalency exam (GED/HiSET)?
Q. How long will it take me to get my high school diploma?
Q. How do I get started?
Q. I work full time and don't have time to attend classes. Are there any options for me?
Q. I'm not good at reading or math. Will I still be able to get a diploma?
Q. I never attended high school. Can I still earn a diploma?
Q. What if I just need to pass the California High School Exit Exam?
Q. It's been a long time since I was in school. How will I get my records?
Q. Is it too late for me to go back to school and get my diploma or take the high school equivalency exam (GED/HiSET)?
Q. How much does this cost?
Q. How long will Vista Adult School keep my transcripts?
My experience at Vista Adult School has been great. The staff has been extremely helpful and supportive from day one.
I have been coming to Vista Adult School on and off since 2017. The staff has always been amazing. They really show that they care and are very committed to helping you reach your goals. My life has been positively impacted and I am extremely grateful for every person that I have met here at Vista Adult School. Having these kinds of relationships with staff and students really motivates me to keep coming back.
Vista Adult has given me a second chance and another opportunity to finish my high school diploma. Completing educational goal will provide me better career opportunities.