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Earn your high school diploma!

High School Diploma or High School EquivalencyBaldwin Park Adult & Community Education can get you right on track to earning your High School Diploma!  A high school diploma or equivalency can open the door to better career opportunities, earn you higher pay, and get you on track to begin a training program or qualify for college enrollment.  BPACE can help you gain your high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate in as little time as possible.  We will work with you in creating a plan that fits your lifestyle and schedule while ensuring that you get credit for any classes you may have previously taken and best of all, our classes are tuition-free!

Two methods of earning high school credits:

  • High school courses in a traditional adult centered classroom.
    The adult high school diploma program is designed for students 18 years of age or older.
  • Online high school diploma self paced courses 
    Students work at their own pace under the direction of a teacher

High School Graduation Requirements:  180 total credits
Language Arts 40
Mathematics (10 credits Algebra) 20
Science 20
Social Science:  US History and Geography 10
Social Science:  American Government, Civics & Economics 10
Social Science:  World History, Culture & Geography 10
Fine Arts/Foreign Language/Practical Arts 20
Total Basic Requirements 130
Total Elective 50
California has approved the use of two high school equivalency tests (GED® and HiSET®) for students 18 years old and older, and 17 years old in some instances, for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate.  BPACE is an official GED® and HiSET® Testing Center and we offer free test preparation courses for both exams.  Our counselor will assist individuals who have questions about preparing for the GED or HiSET exam
The GED® test is made up of  four (4) subjects, broken into separate exams. You don’t have to take all 4 tests at once - you can space them out however it suits you and go at your own pace. For more information or if you are interested in the GED test, visit their website at  The test consists of 4 subjects (language arts, science, social studies and math).  Each subject test is $35 and must be purchased through the GED website. 
The HiSET® exam is made up of five (5) sections. Learn more about the exam, visit The exam is available to take in English or Spanish.  The exam is made up of five (5) sections (reading, writing, math, science and social studies).