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Continuing and Alternative Education: Adult High School Diploma

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Fall 2020: High School Diploma Program

Adult High School Diploma

The High School Diploma Program offers the opportunity for current and previous high school students to earn an accredited Salem School District High School Diploma. Each semester, courses are offered in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English, as well as some electives that meet the graduation requirements for a high school diploma.  Students also have the opportunity to earn credits for working full or part-time. 

1/2 credit class

$40 per class for Salem Students/Residents

$80 per class for non Salem Students/Residents

1 credit class

$80 per class for Salem Students/Residents

$160 per class for non Salem Students/Residents

Registration Fee

$40 one-time fee for new students 

Step 1:  How to Register for Your Class

 Click here to complete the online registration form:

Step 2: How to Pay for Your Class

Pay online with a credit card (Amex not accepted):

Call 603-893-7074 to register over the phone with a credit card. Drop off a check or cash to the Continuing Education Office.

Mail a check to Salem Continuing Education, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079

Step 3: Confirmation:

Once you have registered and paid for your class, you will receive an email confirmation from the Continuing Education office with important information about your class(es).



Fall 2020 Offerings

Literature and WWII: Class meets at Salem High

Literature and WWII  will prompt students to explore the complexities of wartime morality as it existed during World War II. The unit will consist of but not limited to a powerful speech, “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat,” delivered by Winston Churchill as the United Kingdom entered into the war against German fascism. Other selections explore both the hope and despair created by war, as expressed by Anne Frank, John Boyne, Elie Wiesel, and other Holocaust survivors, young people in Germany, Japanese Americans, as well as proponents of peace, prisoners of war, and more. Students will explore the brave, critical, and illuminating choices that those in extreme conflict are forced to make, and the ramifications of these choices.   1 credit.

15 Mondays, 5:00-8:00 pm, begins September 14, 2020 (no class 10/12), Salem High School


Literature and Suspense: Class meets remotely

We will pay special attention to the development of critical skills such as decision making, communication, collaboration, teamwork, independent learning, and organization.  Students will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for how important language is to the world of literature and how it creates suspense.  We will read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, short stories from Sherlock Holmes, and excerpts from “A Night to Remember," "Cujo," and "Ten Days in a Mad-House." We’ll also look at poetry from Edgar Allen Poe, ballads used in Country music, and how media is used both on the small and big screens. Various formative and summative assessments will be given: writing prompts, essays, quizzes, tests, and research (formative and summative assessments).   1 credit.

15 Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 pm, begins September 17, 2020 (no class 11/26).  Class will meet remotely via Zoom and Google Classroom.


Tech-based Math: Class meets at Salem High

In this course, we will combine mathematics with technology such as calculators and spreadsheets to explore financial math. With an emphasis on personal finance, weekly topics may include paychecks, taxes, loans, and different types of investments. 1 credit. 

15 Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm, begins September 16 (no class 11/11), Salem High School


U.S. History: Class meets at Salem High

This course will explore American History from Colonialism through the Cold War.  Students will study basic documents and concepts of American government, such as the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  Other topics include the Civil War, Immigration, Civil Rights and the Cold War.  Students will be asked to read related historical materials and write short reports or essays.  1 credit.

15 Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 pm, begins September 24, 2020 (no class 11/26), Salem High School


Introduction to Economics: Class meets remotely 

Economics is the social science of studying the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It is a complex social science that spans from mathematics to psychology.  In this course, we’ll cover the basic concepts and principles. We’ll learn the definition of economics, and discuss supply and demand, markets/competition, opportunity cost, and more. We’ll also look at incorporate stocks and touch on micro and macro, all while looking at current events.  1/2 credit. 

7 Tuesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm, begins October 6, 2020. Class will meet remotely via Zoom and Google Classroom.