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Graduation Requirements (Revised 2-2017)


High School Graduation Assessment Requirements
(Updated August 2017)


Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to our 2017 Adult H.S. Graduates!

Diploma Pick-up information: 

Hours: 5pm-7:30pm

Dates: Tues, June 20, 2017 to Thurs, June 22, 2017

Adult High School

The Adult High School is an accredited high school of the State of New Jersey and the Paterson Public Schools. The Adult High School provides educational activities and instruction necessary for adults to complete graduation requirements leading to acquisition of a locally issued, state endorsed High School Diploma. Formal learning is verified by official transcripts.

The Paterson Adult High School provides counseling and academic advisement in regards to different types of credits needed to complete the Adult High School graduation requirements. (NOT A G.E.D.)

This program is offered FREE to all Paterson residents, 18 years of age or older.


To qualify for the Adult High School Program:



  • be 18 years of age or over *
  • Paterson Resident  (proof of residency required).
  • Must bring your high school transcript of last school attended

You will complete high school credits in this program. If you do not have any credits, the program will take 2 years to complete.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. 

This is not a GED program.


Semesters begin in September and February.

Please come on in to enroll in our program.

We look forward to meeting you!


Are you a former Adult High School graduate and are in need of a transcript?

Dear Graduate;


For an employer/school request, please have employer/school fax or email the secretary with a transcript request form.

Please be mindful of a one week turn around time.


For a copy or official transcript request you can contact the secretary via phone, email or fax. Please be mindful the request will not be completed on the same day, the secretary will contact the requester when completed. 


Nora Hoover, Principal



Paul Fontanella, Adult High School Supervisor - ext. 27628



Nancy Alessio, School Secretary - ext. 27610



Telephone: (973) 321-0760 

Fax: (973) 321-0766