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Adult High School Diploma Requirements

Diplomas are issued to those students who complete 36 or more high school semester units including the required basic distribution and elective courses. The basic distribution of courses required is as follows:

8 semester units of communications (may include speech)
4 semester units of mathematics
4 semester units of science
1 semester unit of government
2 semester units of American history
3 additional semester units of social studies

Additional elective courses are taken to meet the minimum of 36 semester units.  

Adult high school diplomas are issued to graduates who are at least 21 years of age and whose high school class has graduated.  Younger students may be admitted only under exceptional circumstances.

Credit may have been previously earned toward requirements and electives by attendance at any accredited high school, approved trade or business school, or college. At least two units must be completed at Iowa Lakes.

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