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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

High School 21 + (HS 21+) is a competency-based high school equivalency program for adult learners 18 and older who do not have a high school diploma or equivalency.

Adults demonstrate competencies in reading, writing and math contextualized in science, history, government, occupational studies, and digital literacy.

This program expands high school completion options already offered by the community and technical college system to include a comprehensive approach that aligns with adult learning styles and schedules. Courses include competency-based assessments that demonstrate the academic, career and personal proficiency needed in further education and employment.

Students are eligible for basic skills tuition rates.


INTERESTED STUDENTS

  • Complete your high school diploma through Bellevue College coursework
  • Eligible applicants must be 18 to start program, AND must be 21 years of age or older by the time they complete their high school diploma
  • Life and work experience can be used to earn additional credits toward a high school diploma. (Employment, parenting classes, job certifications or trainings)
  • Discover college and career pathways
  • If you do not have your HS diploma, or equivalency, and would like to explore financial aid options for college credit classes, Bellevue College has a program called Ability to Benefit. This program allows students who meet specific qualifications to apply for federal financial aid while working on classes to earn their HS diploma. There are specific requirements for Ability to Benefit a student must meet.
  • Please reach out to Elizabeth Rodock, the HS 21+ Navigator at 425-564-2342 or e.rodock@bellevuecollege.edu for more information.