High School Diploma

Santa Clara Adult Education Program is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Independent Study Program

We are excited you are interested in getting your high school diploma!

We offer an independent study model of instruction. Students attend a weekly 30 minute appointment with the teacher. Appointments are available in the morning and the evening. In order to help students progress, regular attendance at the weekly appointment is mandatory.

The teacher assigns each student about 20 hours of work per week to be reviewed at their weekly appointment.

In-person and online instruction is available.

How do I enroll?

New students and students who were not enrolled in the 2020-21 school year:

Please complete the following steps to enroll in the program:

  • Order official transcripts and have them emailed to Katie Bennett, Counselor, at [email protected]
  • Register for the high school diploma program.

When there is space in the program, we will contact you to schedule a counseling appointment.  We will review your transcripts and talk with you about what additional credits you will need to graduate.

You may need to pay a refundable $50 book deposit.


How many credits do I need to graduate?

One-hundred and fifty (150) credits are required for graduation.

  • English/ 40
  • Math/ 10
  • Algebra / 10
  • Health/ 2.5
  • Life Science / 10
  • Physical Science / 10
  • Fine art or Foreign Language / 10
  • Practical Art / 5
  • World History / 10
  • U.S. History / 10
  • Government, Civics / 5
  • Economics / 5
  • Electives / 22.5

Total: 150

Graduation Ceremony

We hold a graduation ceremony at the end of each school year to recognize our graduates! More information is available from your instructor.  Make this the year you celebrate your graduation with friends and family!

Contact for more information

Contact: Katie Bennett, Counselor
Phone: (408) 423-3500
Email: [email protected]

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