Are you interested in obtaining your high school diploma, or passing a High School Equivalency Exam (ex. GED or HiSET)? Are you looking to improve your basic academic skills in order to advance in your career, find new employment or achieve personal growth? If so, Vista Adult School's High School Program will help you accomplish your goals.

Classes are offered in the morning and evening; as well as through an online independent study option.
To enroll in the High School Program, students must be at least 18 years of age and attend a mandatory orientation. It is important to bring a copy of your most recent transcripts with you to orientation.

HSD Program orientations and classes are held at the VAS Sunset Campus. Space in orientations is limited; we recommend you arrive at least one hour prior to the start time. Please report to the office to begin orientation process.




High School Diploma Requirements

A diploma for high school graduation is awarded upon completion of the following requirements. A minimum completion of a 5 credit class at the Adult School is required.

170 Credits

  • English - 40 credits
  • Math - 30 credits
  • US History - 10 credits
  • Government/Economics - 10 credits
  • Fine Art - 10 credits
  • Life/Physical Science - 20 credits
  • World History - 10 credits
  • Electives - 35 credits
  • Senior Project - 5 credits


These are the minimum course requirements as identified by the Vista Unified School District for graduation. Successful completion of each course is required to receive a diploma.





It is not too late to graduate!

The Vista Adult School graduation ceremony will be held at the Moonlight Amphitheatre on May 25, 2018. Bring your transcript to orientation and we will let you know how close you are to earning your diploma.

High School Equivalency Exam


Vista Adult School is a testing center for two California approved High School
Equivalency (HSE) Exams - the GED and the HiSET. A HSE exam is for adults
who do not have a high school diploma. Those who pass the exam will receive
a California High School Equivalency Certificate. Anyone 18 years of age or
older, or 17 under certain circumstances, is eligible to take a HSE exam. CA
residency and acceptable ID is required to take the exam. Be sure the name
you register for the exam with matches the name on your ID. In addition to
being a testing center, Vista Adult School can help to prepare you to pass
these HSE exams. To enroll, attend a High School Program orientation.



We are a Pearson Vue authorized testing center and offer the GED exam via
computer. To sign up for the GED you must first register through; all registration, scheduling and payments is done through the
GED website. The GED exam consists of four parts: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies. The cost
is $35 per exam or $140 for all four parts. More information can be found at the website.



We are an ETS authorized testing center and offer the HiSET exam via
computer or paper/pencil. The State of California has recently approved the
HiSET exam, which is an alternative to the GED.

To sign up you must first register through; all registration,
scheduling and payment is done through the HiSET website.

The exam consists of five parts: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts
Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The cost of the first test
is $44 (which includes the $20 State fee) and all subtests after that would be
$24 each. All tests purchased include 2 retakes. More information can be found at the website.

Curso de Preparación en Español Educación General a Nivel Preparatoria / GED / Hiset:

El programa de Educación General a nivel preparatoria provee las destrezas necesarias en preparación de las diferentes materias generales equivalentes a nivel bachillerato/ preparatoria y pasar la prueba de equivalencia. Además de su tiempo en clase, usted necesitara estudiar fuera de clase con el fin de maximizar su tiempo de preparación.

REQUISITOS: Ser mayores de edad (18 años o más), haber terminado
la secundaria, asistir a una orientación de evaluación en lectura y
comprensión para asesorar su candidatura de entrada al programa.


  • lunes y miércoles 5 - 8 pm Biblioteca de Vista, Salón Comunitario
  • sábado 9 am - 12 pm Plantel de Sunset, Salón 302
  • miércoles, 13 de marzo 6 pm Plantel de Sunset
  • sábado, 16 de marzo 9 am Plantel de Sunset