Adult High School Diploma and GED

This program assists students in achieving their Adult High School Diploma or GED and in preparing for college and work. Our Transition Team is available to work with you on your college and career goals.

To enter our program you must attend a Student Orientation to Academic Readiness (SOAR) orientation class and take a Placement Test at the Adult School. After your Orientation class and Placement Test you will make an individual counseling appointment with a member of the Transition Team. We will help you evaluate your transcript and you will create a personalized class schedule that supports your learning goals. You will need to bring all of your high school and college transcripts with you to your counseling appointment. This means you will need to contact your former high school or district office for official transcripts. Please plan ahead as this may take several weeks.

You can register for a free orientation class and placement test now.
Students need to be able to fill out this form on testing day

2016-2017 School Year
The next registration period is for Semester 2 of the 2016-2017 school year for classes that begin the week of January 17, 2017. Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is now open for the orientation class and test dates listed below (you must sign up for both the Placement Test and the SOAR orientation class when you register):

SOAR Orientation class:
Wednesday, January 4, 5:30-8:30pm
Thursday, January 5, 9:30-12:30am

Placement Test:
Tuesday, January 10, 9:00am
Wednesday, January 11, 7:00pm

You will need to pre-register for the SOAR class and Placement Test in one of the following ways:

By phone: (408) 522-2700 M-Th 8-4:30pm
Fri 7:30-4pm


Walk in: Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult School (ACE)
591 W. Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Program Eligibility
Adult High School and GED programs are designed for students who plan to finish their secondary education and transition to college and/or career training.

minimum age is 17.5 years old;
and: your high school class has graduated, or
you have not been enrolled in high school in the last 60 days

Adult High School Diploma:
minimum age is 18 or your high school class has graduated; and
adult students who are returning to school to earn an adult high school diploma

For current high school students whose class has not yet graduated, please contact your high school Guidance Counselor or Assistant Principal for referral procedures.

A graduation ceremony is held annually on the last Tuesday in June to celebrate and recognize students who have completed the Adult Diploma or the GED. This year our ceremony is scheduled for June 27, 2017 at 7:00p.m.. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.

For more information please see the link in the box below under "Program Information"

The mission of the FUHSD Adult School (Sunnyvale-Cupertino) is to prepare students to achieve educational, career, and personal goals.

To this end, all of our students will achieve the following School-wide Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate an increased ability to communicate in both collaborative and independent settings.
2. Understand opportunities to become active and responsible members of our diverse community.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
4. Demonstrate effective self-management and interpersonal skills. Set and pursue goals.
5. Use resources and technology.

Department Contact: 
Victoria Maxson
Department Email:
Department Phone: 
(408) 522-2771
Main Office Phone: (408) 522-2700