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High School Credit Diploma Program

Participants completing the High School Credit Diploma Program will earn a Branford Adult High School Diploma. To earn the diploma, you must earn 22 credits through our teacher-directed or online classes in the following areas:

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  • 8 credits in Humanities including:
    • English (4 credits)
    • Social Studies (3 credits – including 1 credit in American History or US History and 1 credit in Civics or American Government)
    • Humanities Elective (1 Credit)
  • 7 credits in STEM including:
    • Math (4 credits)
    • Science (3 credits – including 1 credit in a life science and 1 credit in a physical science)
  • 7 credits in Electives* including:
    • Transitions to Career & Post-Secondary (2 Credits)
    • Free Choice (5 credits)

SPECIAL NOTE: The above credits can include credits you earned when you attended high school. To include these credits, please have your former high school send us an official transcript.

Class Times and Location

Each class is scheduled for twice a week for 2 hours at Branford High School:

Monday/Wednesday 4-6 pm and 6-8 pm

Tuesday/Thursday 4-6 pm and 6-8 pm

How to Register

Registration is rolling; register at any time online, call us at 203-488-5693, email Helen Paris at hparis@branfordschools.org or attend an information session.

Must be 17 years or older.

Classes are free to residents of Branford, Clinton, Guilford and North Branford.

There are a limited number of no-cost spaces available for individuals living outside of our four-town region who meet the NEDP eligibility requirements.

Individuals outside of our four-town region who require tutoring or ABE instruction may register for our program for a small non-refundable fee of $50 per semester/$75 per year if space in the classroom is available. 

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If you would like more information about our high school diploma programs, call our office at 203-488-5693 or email us.

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