To receive your adult high school diploma without paying any money upfront, you will have to meet certain criterion. First you must be over the age of 18 and secondly you must be an English Language learner. Many of these adult classes are offered to assist those who are new to the country and wish to obtain a high school diploma. These classes are run by volunteers and secure funding locally.
If you qualify to attend one of these adult programs, learning is going to be a little different from what you are accustomed to. Instead of learning by grades and subjects, you will learn by levels in each subject. Once you pass one level, you are quizzed and then moved up to the next level. Once you reach the highest level you can then sit your State's high school examination and receive your diploma.
To find a diploma program for adults, you can contact your local education authority, check at your library or do a search on the internet. From here, you can see if you meet the requirements and then apply for the course.
Obtaining your diploma will increase your chances of finding a full time job. It will also show your employer that you have an acceptable command of the English language. This is particularly useful for new immigrants.
If you do not qualify for the free program, you do have other options. You can attend a local evening class and get your diploma that way. This will be more of a part time effort, but will prove to be a worthwhile accomplishment. Your other option is to study online, this option is sometimes more cost effective and allows you to have a more flexible schedule. Whether it is a free program or not, make sure the program is accredited.