High School 21+

About The Program

High School 21+ is a new, low cost option for adults to earn their high school diploma. Students may begin the program before the age of 21, but cannot be awarded a diploma until the quarter they turn 21 years old. High School 21+ infuses basic skills classes with more rigorous, high-school level education and training so students can upgrade their skills while working toward a high school credential. Students take Career and Academic Preparation (CAP) classes and pay just $25.00 a quarter. Classes are offered during morning, afternoon and evening hours. 

CAP Curriculum and Progression Chart (pdf)

Getting Started

To get enrolled and start working toward a high school diploma, individuals will need to be a Clark Student.  Below are the steps to take for new and current students. 

New Students

Students are considered new if they have never attended Clark College or have not attended Clark College in the last 12 months. Note, the submission of official transcripts step may be completed at any point of the entry process:

  1. Apply for Admissions: Apply online or in person at the Welcome Center, located in Gaiser Hall, Room 128.

  2. Complete the CASAS test: Visit the T-Building, room 201 or the Welcome Center in Gaiser Hall, room 128 before testing to obtain a test ticket. CASAS testing is conducted in the Assessment Center, located in the Penguin Union Building, room 015.

  3. Schedule and attend a Career and Academic Preparation (CAP) Orientation: Sign up for an orientation online or in person with help at the Welcome Center.  Students will register for classes at the end of the orientation.

  4. Submit an official high school transcript: Official transcripts should be in a sealed envelope from the school or school district the student last attended.  Contact the high school or high school district for more information on obtaining an official transcript. Submit transcripts in person to the T-Building, room 201 or by mail to the following address: 

    Clark College, High School Completion
    1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Mail Stop 215
    Vancouver, WA 98663

    *Note: If unable to obtain transcripts or if no high school credits were earned, proceed to the next step.

  5. Meet with the High School Completion Specialist: Once a transcript evaluation is complete, students receive an email with the results and are contacted shortly after to schedule an appointment with the High School Completion Specialist.  During the appointment, the specialist will go over the evaluation and create a customized education plan, including an estimated timeline to completion. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Transitional Studies Reception Desk at 360-992-2741.

Current/Continuing Students

Students are considered current or continuing if they have attended Clark College in the last 12 months. 

  1. Submit an official high school transcript: Official transcripts should be in a sealed envelope from the school or school district the student last attended.  Contact the high school or high school district for more information on obtaining an official transcript. Submit transcripts in person to the T-Building, room 201 or by mail to the following address: 

    Clark College, High School Completion
    1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Mail Stop 215
    Vancouver, WA 98663

    *Note: If unable to obtain transcripts or if no high school credits were earned, proceed to the next step.

  2. Meet with the High School Completion Specialist: Once a transcript evaluation is complete, students receive an email with the results and are contacted shortly after to schedule an appointment with the High School Completion Specialist.  During the appointment, the specialist will go over the evaluation and create a customized education plan, including an estimated timeline to completion. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Transitional Studies Reception Desk at 360-992-2741.

Have Additional Questions?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact:
Transitional Studies Reception Desk
T-Building, Room 201
360-992-2741

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