Finish Your Diploma/GED
Thank you for your interest in finishing your high school diploma/GED at Berkeley Adult School. We’re so proud of you wanting to continue your education at this time. Registration for Fall 2022 will resume on 07/27/22.
For the Fall 2022 semester, we expect to have many classes meeting in person, and some classes meeting online.
How to Register
1-Complete the online Registration Form. New students need to fill out the registration form. You are considered a New Student, If you did not attend BAS for the Fall 2021 semester. Go to our online registration website. Click on the black “Register Now” button: *You will receive an automated email from BAS. Please check your “spam folder” if you do not receive it.
2-Complete the Orientation. This will provide you with important information about the HSD/ABE/HSE programs, policies/procedure, & student support services. Go to the Orientation.
3 -Take the Assessment Tests. These are required of all students to help us place you in the right level classes.
There are 3 assessment tests:
A) Casas Reading
C) Writing sample with questionnaire
A) Make an appointment to come to BAS to take the CASAS Reading test. Academic students take this assessment before being enrolled in classes. You should take the test as soon as possible. Make your appointment now.
B) Math assessment. As soon as you submit the online registration, you’ll receive an email receipt with a link to this Math Assessment. (The sender of the email is email@example.com.) If you do not get it, check your “spam mail”. Or you can click here math assessment LINK to take the assessment.
C) Intake Questionnaire & Writing Sample. The same email has a link to this assessment or click this link Writing Sample & Questionnaire link
4-Schedule an appointment with the counselor, Betsey Hoyt. Make your appointment. Meet with the counselor to get enrolled in classes and plan your educational program to meet your goals. The counselor will give you your schedule with classroom numbers or Zoom links for your class.
New to BAS Students – Send your High School Transcripts. Please email your previous high school transcript(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com. This is highly recommended prior to your appointment.
You will need a GMail account for these classes. If you don’t already have a GMail account, click this link to get a free Gmail account.
What you need to participate in BAS distance learning classes – Click here
Finish your High School Diploma or GED
Earn your high school diploma or prepare to pass a high school equivalency test. A high school diploma or equivalent can help you get a better job and help you succeed in job training and college. Getting a high school diploma or equivalent can show your children how important education is. High School classes are free and HSE.
The CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) is no longer required for a high school diploma. If you did not pass both parts of the CAHSEE, today you may be closer than you think to earning a high school diploma. Contact us!
You may choose to take classes that earn credits toward a high school diploma. Or you may take classes that help you prepare to pass a high school equivalency test (visit the GED/HiSET page). Our counselor can help you decide. Bring a transcript from the high school you attended most recently. Either path you choose begins with the same first step of Registration.
Classes are available mornings, afternoons and evenings.
High School Diploma Requirements (for those taking high school classes at BAS)
BAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Required courses are offered in the fields of science, mathematics, social science, and language arts. Qualified students may choose to take a Computer class from BAS’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Courses at no charge. Please see the counselor for more information. Students need a minimum of 140 credits to graduate. A minimum of 10 credits must be earned at Berkeley Adult School to receive our diploma.
Independent Study offers a flexible scheduling option for earning credits toward a high school diploma. You meet with a teacher one-on-one for an hour a week. You do coursework on your own away from school. This option is for adults who are very busy and who have a lot of discipline and the ability to work on their own. The high school counselor can enroll qualified students into the Independent Study program.
Who May Enroll:
These classes are designed for people who live in Berkeley and the surrounding communities. Funding for these classes comes from the State of California. We cannot serve people who live outside of California.