H.S. Diploma/GED/ABE » High School Diploma (HSD)

High School Diploma (HSD)

Earn your high school diploma for free!  Day and evening classes are available along with free childcare.  Update and review your skills to prepare for college and your career.  College and career financial aid advisement are also available.

Steps to enroll...

  1. Obtain official sealed transcripts from last high school attended.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the counselor by calling (626) 931-3106.
  3. New and returning students take the placement test.
    1. Students with disabilities who may need special accommodations to take the placement test should make arrangements with the counselor.
    2. Students re-enrolling from a previous do not need to take the test.  
  4. After testing, the student will be placed in High School Diploma (HSD), Cyber High, or Adult Basic Education (ABE).  
Residence Requirements: A minimum of ten units must be completed by BAS for diploma retrieval.
High School Diploma Requirements
Subject Credits
English 40
Math (20 credits)  
    - Mathematics
    - Algebra I or higher
Social Studies (30 credits)  
    - U.S. History
    - World History
    - American Government
    - Economics
Science (20 credits)  
    - Biological Science
    - Physical Science
Fine Arts or Foreign Language 10
Electives 60*
Total Credits 180 credits
*Candidates may receive credit for military service, previous schooling, recognized correspondence schools, and standardized achievement tests.


HSD Class Schedule

Days Time Location
M - Th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rm 4
M - Th 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Rm 4


Next Steps...

After receiving your diploma, we can help you prepare for your future career and/or college education by assisting you on how to fill out college and financial aid applications. 
  • College Financial Aid
    • Set up an appointment for help to complete your FASFA (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa) and Cal Grant before March 2nd. Make sure to bring...
      • Earned Income
      • Bank Records
      • Tax Returns
      • *If a dependent, be sure to bring parent's social security, date of birth, and marital status as well as tax returns.
Types of financial aid included are:
  • Grants - money given, usually because of financial need.
  • Scholarships - money awarded for exceptional academic achievement, an outstanding talent, and/or financial need.
  • Work-study - money earned by working at a part-time job.
  • Loan - borrowed money that must be repaid.

Adult Transitional Counseling

Rio Hondo College
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM every Wednesday
                 Sandy Diaz 
(562) 222-1482 || sadiaz@riohondo.edu
  • Exploring Degrees/Certificates
  • General Education Requirements
  • Career Exploration
  • Education Plans
  • Noncredit Counseling
Mount San Antonio College
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
                 Naomi Avila
(909) 274-6244 || navila25@mtsac.edu
  • Completing Mt. SAC application
  • Getting you started with:
    • Financial Aid application
    • Navigating the website
    • Registration process
    • Career exploration
    • Class selection assistance
Office Hours
Counselor: Mrs. Marlen Martinez
(626) 931-3103
  • Monday through Thursday
  • 8 AM to 2 PM AND
  • 4 PM to 7 PM
Make an appointment today! 
(626) 931-3106.