If you are 15-21 years old and have fallen behind on credits or have dropped out of high school, it's not too late to earn a high school diploma or GED. The Department of Education offers options to get you back on track to graduate and prepare for college and career success. For a comprehensive list of options, look over this directory. Find translations of previous editions here.
Not Too Late for a High School Diploma
If you are 15 - 21 years old and have attended, at least, one year of high school, a Transfer School
might be for you. Transfer Schools are small, academically rigorous high schools designed for students who have dropped out of high school or have fallen behind. Review this
for locations and contact a Transfer School to learn how to set-up an interview for admission. If you 17.5 - 21 years old, have attended four years of high school, and have, at least 17 credits, a Young Adult Borough Center could be for you. Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) offer evening classes where students earn all their high school graduation requirements. Students take classes at the YABC and graduate with a diploma from their home school. Review this directory and the YABC page for eligibility requirements and the process for enrolling. Students at some Transfer Schools and at all Young Adult Borough Centers have the opportunity to participate in an engagement and support component called Learning to Work which offers in-depth job readiness, career exploration, and student support services designed to prepare students to succeed through high school to college and careers.
18+ Student’s Guide to GEDIf you are 18 and earning a high school diploma by the time you turn 21 isn’t possible, then a GED Plus program could be for you. GED Plus programs help students earn their GED plus prepares them for college and career options. Students who are 17 years old may choose to enroll with parent/guardian permission, but final determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.Find an Option: Contact a Referral CenterReferral Centers for High School Alternatives are one-stop guidance centers, located in every borough, where high school aged students can learn about their academic options. Students interested in GED programs can contact Referral Centers directly or the District 79 Office of Student Support Services at 917-521-3639.21+ Students Guide to OptionsIf you are over 21 and interested in continuing your education, visit the Office of Adult and Continuing Education.
Please contact the Office of Postsecondary Readiness with questions.