Finish High School/ESL

Welcome to Finish High School/ESL!

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Western Piedmont Community College offers two ways to finish your high school education.

Adult High School (AHS) Program

  • Combine credits earned in high school with credits earned in our free Adult High School Program.
  • Earn a high school diploma issued jointly by Burke County Public Schools and Western Piedmont Community College.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Program

  • WPCC’s High School Equivalency Program gives you the chance to earn a diploma through a national program.
  • Pass the HiSET® or GED® Test to earn your diploma.
  • Prepare by studying language arts/reading, science, social studies, and math in our free classes.
  • Receive your High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the State of North Carolina!

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

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Why Finish High School?

  • Increase your income.
  • Increase your job opportunities.
  • Complete a requirement for college or military service entry.
  • Be a role model for your children.
  • Help your children with their homework.
  • Increase your options for the future.
  • Feel better about yourself!


GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license.
HiSET® is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS) and used in the United States under license.

Get More Information

Want to learn more about your options to finish high school? Visit our Get More Information page and send us your questions or call (828) 448-6710.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!