Adult High School (AHS)

Adult High School (AHS) provides academic courses to students working toward completing a high school diploma and need four or fewer credits for graduation. Classes are offered in a lab setting and provide course work in English, mathematics, social studies, science, and electives. You will be placed in courses based on previous high school transcripts and assessment scores. There are no tuition fees; however, you will be required to purchase personal supplies.

Sandhills Community College
3995 Airport Road, Pinehurst
Van Dusen Hall
M-Th, 8 am – 2 pm
Contact Karen DeCata at 910.695.3779 or

Sandhills Hoke Center
1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford
106 Upchurch Hall
M-Th, 8 am-2:00 pm
Contact Beckie Kimbrell at 910.848.4300 or


A two-day or two-night orientation is required. Orientations are offered monthly in both Moore and Hoke Counties. With a valid score on the assessment, students will be placed in the appropriate level class.

Moore County Orientation Schedule
Hoke County Orientation Schedule

Call 910-695-3980 (Pinehurst) 910-875-8589 (Raeford) or submit an Online Orientation Request to schedule your orientation date and time.

All 16- and 17-year-old minors must complete and have notarized a Petition for the Admission of a Minor form and meet with a college official prior to attending orientation. Accompanying the minor must be at least one parent or legal guardian. After downloading the form, obtaining all required signatures, and having it notarized, call Anna Harrington at 910.695.3777 to schedule an appointment.

Required Forms

An official sealed transcript from the last high school attended is required.

Graduation Requirements

22 high school units for ages 18 and older, 28 high school units for ages 16 -17

English 4 Credits (English I, II, III & IV)
Mathematics 4 Credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and advanced math, Integrated Mathematics I, II, III & IV)
Social Studies 4 Credits (Civics and Economics, World History, American History I&II)
Science 3 Credits (Physical Science course, Biology, Earth/Environmental Science)
Health/Physical Education 1 Credits (Health/Physical Education)
Electives 6 Elective Credits (12 Elective Credits for students under 18)
Total Credits 22 Credits (28 Credits students under 18)