If you left high school before you had enough credits to graduate, the Early School Leavers Transition program can help you earn your high school diploma.
Early School Leavers Transition
Early School Leavers Program (Adult High School Diploma Program)
If you are 16 or older and left high school before you could graduate, we can help you earn your high school diploma. You must meet eligibility requirements to participate.
How The Program Works
You'll earn your high school diploma through supervised independent study.
This program consists of three elements:
High school credit
Career/educational transition guidance
What to Expect
Students enrolled in the program can expect to:
Learn job seeking skills
Gain skills for employment and prepare for the workforce
Transition to career and technical education programs
Work on career exploration and development
How to Get Started
Contact your high school about their guidelines for this program. Each high school has different rules. Below, we've listed some general guidelines for this program.
General Program Guidelines
You must be 16 or older
You must not be enrolled in or attending high school
Your high school must agree to award you with your diploma if you successfully complete the program. This can be either your "home high school" (high school where you live now) or your original high school
Students accepted into this program must complete the same requirements as they would in "regular" high school. This includes number of credits, required courses, the Illinois and U.S. Constitution test, community service hours, etc.