High School Diploma

  • The High School Diploma Program (HSD) is for students earning credits toward a Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Adult Education Diploma. Students need 200 credits to obtain an Adult Education Diploma. The Adult School conducts a formal commencement ceremony every May. Students who graduate early may still particpate in graduation.

    Bring a copy of your official transcript/s in a sealed, unopened envelope to your registration appointment.  

    In-person and online class options

    Option #1:  in-person seat time

    Students attend class in-person 2 days per week.  Homework assignments are completed in class and at home.

    • M/W or T/TH 9:00-11:30am
    • M/W or T/TH 6:00-8:30pm

    Option #2:  Independent Study

    Students meet with their teacher in-person 1 day per week, by appointment.  Homework is completed at home.

    • M-TH 9:00-3:00pm by appointment
    • M-TH 5:30-8:30pm by appointment

    Option #3:  Virtual Independent study

    Students meet with their teacher online via Zoom.  All assignments are completed online.

    • T/TH 3:00-6:00pm
    • prerequisite CASAS Reading >239

     Mathematics and Algebra Academy --in-person

    • Monday-Thursday 8:30-10:30am  --includes one-on-one tutoring and prep for the high school equivalency math exam. 

    Student Orientations--virtual

    • Thursdays 2:30-3:00pm

    Students are expected to attend every class session. There are no excused absences. Hours missed because of illness, tardiness, etc. are all considered absences. Please consult the course syllabus for specific information on attendance policy for your class.

    Pacing Requirement

    Adult Education requires a minimum of 15+ hours of homework to be completed and turned-in each week. Please see class syllabus for specific pacing requirement.


    All students are welcome to meet with the advisor for educational, college, or career planning and advising.

    Students may contact our academic advisor, Mr. Gino Malkiewicz at  (916) 294-9106 ext 840117 or send an email to wmalkiewicz@fcusd.org

Graduation Requirements

  •  Course  Credits   Required
     English  40 credits
     U.S. History  10 credits
     World History/Cultures  10 credits
     Government   5 credits
     Economics   5 credits
     Health   5 credits

     Fine Arts OR Foreign Language OR

     Career Technical Education

     10 credits
     Algebra  10 credits
     Advanced Mathematics  10 credits
     Life Science  10 credits
     Physical Science  10 credits
     Electives   75 credits
     Total  200 credits
    Credits towards meeting the graduation requirements may be awarded for the following:

    1. Units transferred from colleges.

    2. Credits transferred from public or private secondary schools.

    3. Credits transferred from other Adult Schools.

    4. Credits earned through dual enrollment in college classes (please see school counselor for more information).

  • HSD

  • Transcript/

    Diploma Request

    To request a copy of your FCAS diploma or transcript please contact Leanna Miller at lmmiller@fcusd.org

  • Fees

    Classes are FREE. There is no registration fee for the High School Diploma program.

    There is a refundable $80 materials deposit fee for independent study only. This deposit is returned when the student returns the materials and finishes the class.