Adult Secondary Education (ASE) » Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Continue your education and earn your High School Diploma or GED/HiSET Equivalency Certificate. Classes are available in-person or online. Work at your own pace, tuition-free. 


Over 7,000 students have enrolled since 2001.

Total Graduates from 1973-2021: ​​2476


Adult Secondary Education Programs

To complete high school students have two options in programs:

  • High School Diploma Credit Classes
  • High School Equivalency Prep Class (GED or HiSET)


Both programs prepare students to obtain employment or continue their education.


High School Diploma Program


Rowland Adult and Community Education is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Students will be granted a high school diploma upon successful completion of all requirements. A total of 160 credits are required to obtain a high school diploma. Credit may be awarded for previous schooling, work experience or military service. Students work at their own pace on individual contracts in a classroom laboratory setting with instructor support. A minimum of 10 credits must be taken at RACE before a diploma is issued.

GED/HiSET Equivalency Exam


Preparation classes are offered to help students take the GED/HiSET equivalency exams. Each exam consists of 4 to 5 subtests. Exams are available in English and Spanish.  A certificate of completion will be awarded to students who pass the GED/HiSET exam.


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Not sure what program is best for you? Schedule an appointment to discuss your options.