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Adult High School

The Adult High School at Seminole State College offers classes on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus that lead to a standard high school diploma for students seventeen (17) years of age or older.


Adult High School applications are taken prior to the start of each session in building B, room 113.

Students who enroll in the Adult High School while maintaining enrollment in their current high school must submit a letter of recommendation from a counselor at their home school stating the specific course(s) they are approved to take.

Students who wish to transfer directly from a Seminole County high school (or from a surrounding county) must provide proof of withdrawal from the previous school attended. If a student is 18 years of age or older or from out of state, the requirement for a withdrawal form may be waived.

All students must provide:

  1. Documentation verifying age;
  2. An official, sealed transcript of all high school credits earned.

In addition, any student who seeks admission to the Adult High School who has been expelled or is being recommended for expulsion will not be considered for admission until the student completes the terms of the expulsion order and is eligible to return to the home high school.

Additional admission requirements may apply.


All qualifying students pay a $30 state-mandated fee upon initial registration in any semester.

Testing and Placement

Adult High School students will be placed in classes in accordance with Florida Department of Education regulations and Adult High School requirements. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) may be required. For more information, visit the Adult High School webpage.


Students entering the Adult High School are required to attend an orientation session to:

  • Discuss educational plans;
  • Ask questions about the program;
  • Learn about College rules, regulations, programs and services offered;
  • Complete the required registration forms for the first term of classes.

Graduation Requirements

The Adult High School program provides courses of study leading to completion of credits and passing state-mandated assessments necessary to qualify for a standard high school diploma.

To obtain a standard high school diploma, a student must earn the required 24 credits or the Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) option of 18 credits and successfully complete all statewide assessments. The ACCEL option allows students to earn a high school diploma by completing 14 core courses and 4 electives.

Most credits earned at an accredited secondary school may be transferred and applied to the credit requirement. All credits must be verified with a transcript or other evidence deemed acceptable by the College.

Required Credits: 18 Credit ACCEL Option

  • English - Language Arts (4 credits required)
  • Mathematics (4 credits required)
  • Science (3 credits required)
  • Social Science (3 credits required)
  • Electives (4 credits required)

Required Credits: 24 Credit Option

  • English - Language Arts (4 credits required)
  • Mathematics (4 credits required)
  • Science (3 credits required)
  • Social Science (3 credits required)
  • Electives (10 credits required)

Note: Please see a counselor/advisor for specific course requirements, descriptions, and prerequisites.

In addition to course requirements, the following are required for graduation:

  1. A minimum of two credits including the final credit must be earned at the Adult High School.
  2. An overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.
  3. Students must successfully complete all state-mandated assessments to be eligible for a standard high school diploma. Upon request, a certificate of completion may be issued to students who successfully complete course requirements but do not pass the required assesments or earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  4. All financial obligations to the College must be satisfied.


A (90-100) Excellent

B (80-89) Good

C (70-79) Average

D (60-69) Below Average

F (59 or below) Failing

No credit is earned for courses with grades lower than "D."


Honors Recognition

Adult High School students taking three or more credits per term will be eligible for academic recognition if the appropriate averages are maintained for the Dean's or Honor Roll list.

  • Dean's List: Students with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 - 4.0 on all work accomplished in the given semester.
  • Honor Roll: Students with a 3.0 - 3.49 on all work accomplished in the given semester.

Students who have earned the required GPA will receive a letter signed by the Dean of the School of Academic Foundations.

Honors Diploma

Students who have attended the Adult High School for at least two terms and completed at least six credits are eligible for academic recognition at graduation. The GPA is calculated on work completed at the Adult High School only. The designated honors are recorded on the student's diploma and permanent transcript. Students who do not meet the residency requirements but whose overall cumulatative GPA achieves the designated standards are also eligible to recieve this recognition.

Grade Point Average for Honors:

  • Cum Laude: 3.2 - 3.49
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.5 - 3.79
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.8 - 4.0

For more information about the Adult High School, please visit the Adult High School website or call 407.708.2129.