Adult Diploma Program (ADP)

Earn Your High School Diploma

Do you want a real high school diploma? JVS’s free Adult Diploma Program may be for you. Depending upon your skills when you enroll and how much time you can dedicate to school, you will receive your diploma in one to three years. Students aged 20 and older study English, math, social studies, science, college and career readiness and financial literacy. Class size is small and the teachers are phenomenal.


JVS’s Adult Diploma Program is a day program. Classes start at 9 in the morning and 12:30 in the afternoon. Most classes meet twice a week. Each student receives a schedule based on his or her availability and outside responsibilities. Some students take two courses at a time, and are on campus twice a week; others take as many as four classes and are on campus five days a week. Most students work as well as go to school, juggling homework and classes with family and work life.

To find out more, follow these easy steps:

1.  Attend an information session. They're held every Tuesday from 11:30-12:30 PM starting on January 31 (see list of dates below) on the 3rd floor at JVS's downtown office, 75 Federal Street. Come to the 3rd floor reception desk at 11:20 and sign in. 

                       Information Session Dates for September Semester     FROM 11:30 - 12:30                      
Jan 31 Feb 21 Mar 14
Feb 7 Feb 28 Mar 21
Feb 14 Mar 7 Mar 28
2.  After the information session, return on a Monday at 12:30 p.m. for an assessment.
     The assessment helps JVS staff determine whether you’re academically ready for the program.
3.  Academically eligible applicants meet with the ADP Education and Career Coach for an intake interview.
4.  The final step is to work with the Program Director, who creates a schedule just for you.
The next semester starts in September. Attend an information session on Tuesday and restart your education!

Questions about the ADP program? Call (617) 399-3208.

Why get a GED or a HiSet when you can have a real diploma?