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Continuing and Alternative Education: Adult High School Diploma

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Path to Graduation: Adult High School Diploma

Spring 2023: Adult High School Diploma Program


Adult High School Diploma Program

Winter/Spring 2023

To register:


After School HiSET Preparation

The after school HiSET Program helps students (ages 16-18) prepare for their high school equivalency exams by providing academic support and individualized attention. Class also prepares students for the required practice tests, and assists students with setting up an ETS account and registering for the official exam.  Student enrollment is dependent upon practice test scores and a confirmed appointment for the official exam.  

Class meets Monday and Wednesday, 2:45-4:30 pm, January 4- May 31, 2023, Salem High, Banks


Quantitative Reasoning

This math class includes different skills such as adding/subtracting and multiplying polynomials, factoring basic quadratics, applications of basic quadratics, sequences (arithmetic and geometric), linear and exponential functions, and basic stats (mean, median, mode, and sampling methods). Students will be responsible for completing a project by the end of the class that is stats-based. Class is worth 1 math credit.

Class meets 15 Tuesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm, February 7-May 30, 2023, Salem High, Boyd


Dystopian Literature

This class is for students who think a lot about the problems in society and wish to consider ways to either rise above the fray or fix it. Through short stories, novels, plays, and poems, students will examine futuristic societies plagued by the triumph of the social ills at work in our very own world today. What happens in a world where stimulation, entertainment, and pleasure are readily available at all times? What about a world in which one never needs to leave their room—for anything? Or a world in which equality is violently enforced or technology is used to eradicate language and memory? These questions and themes will drive the development of close reading and critical thinking skills, clear communication, problem solving, and productive collaboration. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper and more complex understanding of the relationship between individuals and the societies in which they strive to prosper. Class is worth 1 English credit.

Class meets 15 Tuesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm, February 7-May 30, 2023, Salem High, Kucker


Forensic Science

This course will provide an overview of forensic science topics using foundations of chemistry, physics, biology and experimental design. Topics to be surveyed include fingerprinting, serology, drug unit, toxicology, trace evidence, and document analysis. Through lessons, hands-on labs, case-studies and analysis of fictional crime scenarios, students will learn about proper technique, forensic tools, data collection and analysis, and how to form proper conclusions.  An additional $30 lab fee is not included.  Class is worth 1 science credit.

Class meets 15 Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30 pm, February 8-May 31, 2023, Salem High School, Mr. Jablonski


U.S. History

This course explores 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.  Class is worth 1 social studies credit.

Class meets 15 Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 pm, February 9-June 1, 2023, Salem High School, Cavanaugh-Fabrizio


Literature and Suspense

This class is for students who are interested in suspenseful fiction that is explored through mystery, whodunit, and illusions? We will look at what happens when short stories, novels, plays, and poems use suspenseful literary devices. 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.  Class is worth 1 English credit.

Class meets 15 Thursdays, 5:00-8:00 pm, February 9-June 1, 2023, Salem High School, Lamontagne



This hybrid course will look into the introduction to the grand topic of economics. With this being a large topic, we will cover the basic concepts and principles that affect our everyday life.  Starting with the definition of economics itself, we’ll explore supply and demand, markets/competition, opportunity cost, stocks, budgets, and more. We will learn to think like economists in hopes that we will leave this course with the new knowledge on how our town, community, country, and the world works through a financial perspective. Class meets in person (5 classes) and remotely (3 classes) and is worth ½ economics credit.

8 Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 pm, March 23-May 4, 2023, In person: 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/11, 5/18; Remote:  3/30, 4/13, 5/4. Stuart.


Step 1:  Getting Started 

Request a transcript from your last high school.

Email Salem Continuing Education to review your transcript and to make a plan for completing remaining credits:


Step 2:  How to Register for Your Class

 Click here to complete the online registration form:

A completed Jot Form registration is required for all students. If students are taking multiple classes, only one registration is needed.  Note:  classes are open to New Hampshire residents/employees only.


Step 3: How to Pay for Your Class

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

Booktix is for payment only.  Once you are on the site, please scroll to the bottom of the page for the Adult Diploma payment options.  Please note: you will see a charge from Booktix on your credit card statement. 

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

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 for New Students:  For students new to the program, there is a $40 one-time registration fee.


Step 4: Confirmation:

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