APEX Griggs Alternative Diploma Options Program

As an alternative to GED® preparatory classes for persons seeking a high school diploma, you can now enroll in an individualized online credit recovery program at BCCC. This program, known as APEX, is Internet-based and features a complete curriculum designed to meet students at different ability levels. The program provides flexibility in completing the requirements for a high school diploma as students work at their own pace. 
Adults needing credits for a diploma can complete those credits anywhere they can access the Internet. In addition, students must attend class at the College for a minimum of six hours per week. A recently added feature allows a student to begin the course by taking a pre-assessment test from questions randomly selected from throughout the course, and these results then determine what chapters the student still needs to complete to acquire that credit.
Tuition for each course is $100 and must be paid prior to starting coursework.
A basic high school diploma includes the following:
  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of math
  • 2 units of science (includes biology)
  • 3 units of social studies (includes U.S. history)
  • 1⁄2 unit of health
  • 1 unit of applied arts (keyboarding/word processing)
  • 1 unit of fine arts
  • 6 1⁄2 units of electives
Additional Requirements
  • 20 hours of community service
  • $200 diploma fee
Interested participants must provide an official transcript from the last high school attended. Course selection will be determined by the high school transcript; however, any student earning a diploma through APEX must take a minimum of three credits. All lessons, textbooks, and homework assignments are accessed online.
Alternative Options Contact

Karen Allen-Curtis, Coordinator
410-986-3241 or 410-986-5412