High School+


Earn a High School diploma through HS+

The HS+ Program at SPSCC allows adult students (age 18 or older) the opportunity to earn a High School diploma issued by SPSCC and the State of Washington. Students can apply credits earned in high school and knowledge gained in the work force toward a HS+ Diploma. Any remaining credits can be earned through self-paced assignments in the HS+ class. 

HS+ classes are offered both online and in-person. The cost for the program is $35 per quarter and financial assistance is available. Most students are able to complete a HS+ Diploma in 6-9 months. 

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in HS+ and there is no age limit to enroll in HS+. Students who are not yet 19 years old must also submit a completed High School release form, signed by a school official and parent or guardian. This form is available at your local high school or school district office. 

Special note for Class of 2021 and 2022 HS+ students: Washington state diploma requirements for these years include meeting Graduation Pathways. Please see this handout for a quick explanation on how students can meet their Graduation Pathways. For questions, please contact Kate Weber at 360-596-5473. 

How to Register for a HS+ or GED® Prep Class

New Students:

Sign up for the HS+ GEDPrep Information Email below. You will be contacted with information about how to sign up for a HS+ GEDPrep course.

Returning Students:

Welcome back! If you have been gone for six months, you will follow the New Student enrollment process above. If you have been gone after missing only one quarter, please email us at transitionstudies@spscc.edu to let us know you are returning. 

English Language Learners:

Do you need a high school diploma for job opportunities or to start college? Our HS+ ESL Support class helps you learn English while earning high school credits. Don't need a diploma? This class may still be for you! You can learn English while studying science, art, work and life experience, and other topics taught in high school. Please select one of the information sessions below to get more information on ABE 070. 

Other Important Information:

  • Children are not allowed information sessions or in classes.
  • If you are a student who needs disability accommodation, please contact Access Services
College Funding Options

Ability to Benefit is a federal student aid program that offers the opportunity for students to begin working on a Professional Technical degree goal and earn a high school diploma at the same time.

Who is eligible for Ability to Benefit? 
Ability to Benefit is for students 18 years older and who

  • do not have a high school credential (GED or diploma)
  • want to enroll in a South Puget Sound Community College Professional Technical program and want to apply for financial aid
  • can demonstrate eligibility by passing a placement exam, earning six college credits successfully, or co-enrolling in I-BEST and High School+.

Contact Transition Studies for more information about Ability to Benefit
360-596-5317 or  transitionstudies@spscc.edu

Summer Quarter HS+/GEDPrep classes begin July 5. Summer Quarter classes may be taken online or in-person.

Schedule (Choose One): 

  • Olympia Campus Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12:25pm or Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm-8:25pm (COVID-19 vaccine or a medical/religious exemption required)
  • Online: Complete assignments on your own time, 8 or more hours each week

Registration for Summer Quarter ends June 27.

To sign up for a HS+/GEDPrep class that begins in July, please provide your contact information below. You will receive a response email with instructions for how to register.

You may also attend one of the drop-in registration sessions below for more information about the program and help getting started:

  • June 1, 2022 -- 3:30PM-5:00PM, Building 28, Room 107
  • June 13, 2022 -- 3:00PM-4:00PM, Virtual Session (please email kweber@spscc.edu for a Zoom link)
  • June 22, 2022 -- 3:30PM-5:00PM, Building 28, Room 107
  • June 29, 2022 -- 3:30PM-5:00PM Building 28, Room 107

For questions, please contact us at transitionstudies@spscc.edu or 360-596-5317.




GED/HS+ Information Email

Yelm High School+ Classes: To sign up for a HS+ class at the Yelm Extension School, please choose a Yelm Information Session below.

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