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Adult High School Diploma

At our campuses in Hamlet and Laurinburg, Richmond Community College offers an Adult High School diploma program for students who:

  • Attend and complete an assessment/orientation session.
  • Score a minimum of 8.9 on the assessment test.
  • Are 16 or 17 years old and have submitted additional forms.
  • Provide an official sealed transcript from the last high school they attended.

Twenty-two (22) credits are required to earn the AHS Diploma. Required courses for RichmondCC's Adult High School Diploma program are:

  • English (4 units)
  • Science (3 units)
  • Social Studies (4 units)
  • Math (4 units)
  • Health/PE (1 unit)
  • Electives (6 units)

AHS diploma graduates receive their Adult High School diploma from Richmond or Scotland County Board of Education in conjunction with Richmond Community College. 


Class Times

Richmond County Day - Adult Basic Education

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday I 5 - 8 p.m. I James Building, Hamlet

Monday - Thursday I 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. I Richmond County Literacy Council

Monday & Wednesday I 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. I Richmond County Literacy Council

Richmond County Day - Adult High School

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday I 5 - 8 p.m. I James Building, Hamlet

Online Classes Are Available

The College and Career Readiness Program offers Adult High School diploma classes via the Internet for students who are unable to attend traditional, regularly scheduled classes due to work schedules, health, or personal preference. For AHS diploma online classes, students must score 8.6 or higher in reading/math TABE assessment test and provide an official high school transcript from the last school attended. The transcript will be evaluated to determine the student’s course of study. These classes are free of charge and are available 24/7.   

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