Adult High School

Earn a high school diploma at MATC

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MATC’s Adult High School offers the opportunity for individuals age 16 and older to earn a high school diploma. Students under the age of 18 must attend a school district which has a partnership agreement or contract with MATC. Our comprehensive high school is accredited by Cognia, and offers a full range of academic and student support services. Classes meet face-to-face at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with an additional four hours to be completed outside of class. Courses also are offered online.

You must be 16 years or older and attend a partnership school to enroll.

Students with no previous high school experience complete 46 credits* of coursework. Students who have earned credits at other schools get advanced standing and complete the remaining credits needed for graduation. At least six credits must be taken at MATC.

*Each Adult High School credit is equal to one-half of a Carnegie Unit, which is the credit system most commonly used by U.S. high schools. Classes are 76-80 hours per quarter or semester.

How to Get Started

All students need to complete the online application form.

You must be 16 years or older to enroll.

Step 1: Complete the Online MATC Admissions application form. Email a copy of your official high school transcript to CommunityEd@matc.edu or drop it off in S203 (Downtown Campus) to be evaluated.

Step 2: Make an appointment to take the TABE test at any of the following assessment centers. This academic screening is required for course placement.

Downtown Campus - By Appointment Only
Room M428
assessment@matc.edu
414-297-6233

Mequon Campus- By Appointment Only
Room A110
mequontestingcenter@matc.edu
262-238-2326

Oak Creek Campus - By Appointment Only
Room A106
oakcreektestingcenter@matc.edu
414-571-4711 or 414-571-4631

West Allis Campus- By Appointment Only
Room 138
westtestingcenter@matc.edu
414-456-5492

Step 3: Email CommunityEd@matc.edu to make an appointment with an advisor to help you register for classes.

Class Times

Daytime classes run eight weeks per quarter and begin in August, October, January and March. Classes are one hour and 55 minutes, and begin at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

Online classes are flexible, with five to 10 hours of assignments per week. Online classes require working on a home computer or in one of MATC’s Academic Support Centers.

Weekend classes begin in August and January. Classes are 6 hours and 30 minutes, and meet for 12 Saturdays.

 

Curriculum

Courses Credits
COMMUNICATIONS
(One course must be a writing course)
 8
MATHEMATICS
(Two credits must be in algebra)
 6
SOCIAL STUDIES
(Two credits must be in American history/government)
 6
SCIENCE  6
COMPUTERS  1
CAREER EDUCATION  1
TECHNICAL/OCCUPATION  1
SUCCESS STRATEGIES  1
FINANCIAL LITERACY  1
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH  3
ELECTIVES  12
TOTAL CREDITS:  46

GRADES AND PROGRAM PLAN

Grade reports are posted on INFOnline.matc.edu. Letter grades are A, B, C, D and U.

  • Students can find their individual Program Plan at INFOnline.matc.edu. The Program Plan includes grade information and progress toward graduation.
  • Continuing students use the Program Plan when meeting with their faculty advisor to select classes each term.

ADDITIONAL MATC ADULT HIGH SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Technical/occupational classes
Subject areas include automotive technologies, business, motorcycle and outdoor engine repair, computer-aided drafting, culinary arts and pre-engineering. Students attain entry-level job skills. Adult High School enrollment is not required.

Credit recovery 
High school students ages 16 and older may register for classes to make up high school credits. A Request for Enrollment form must be submitted when registering.

College prerequisites
High school graduates who need high school credits in biology, algebra, geometry or chemistry as prerequisites for college programs can take these courses through Adult High School.

Emerging Scholars program
High school students age 16 and older who meet the statutory definition of being a child at-risk may take classes leading to a high school diploma at MATC.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by
Cognia
9115 Westside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(888) 413-3669 (US)

https://www.cognia.org

Questions?

For more information: 414-297-8356