Apply early before the June 30 deadline to receive up to $10,000 in tuition assistance. Restrictions apply.
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
AFE provides state oversight of the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) and works in collaboration with the DC Public Schools which runs three of the District’s eight NEDP sites and issues the diploma. The NEDP is managed by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS).
The NEDP provides a unique way for adults to earn a high school diploma. The NEDP allows adults to demonstrate their high school level skills by applying their life and work experiences in real life contexts. Each candidate must demonstrate one hundred percent mastery of the 65 NEDP academic competencies and one vocational competency in order to receive a diploma. A list of NEDP competencies is available on the CASAS website. A user account is required.
The District of Columbia has eight NEDP sites:
Academy of Hope (Ward 5)
601 Edgewood Street, NE, Suite 25
Ballou STAY Senior High School (Ward 8)
3401 4th Street, SE
Four Walls Development, Inc.
1125 Neal Street, NE
Education Strengthens Families PCS (Ward 1)
1755 Newton Street, NW
(202) 797-7337/(202) 545-2020
Living Wages of Washington (Ward 8)
4235 4th Street SE
Roosevelt STAY Senior High School (Ward 4)
4301 13th Street, NW
Southern Baptist Church (Ward 6)
134 L Street, NW
To learn more about NEDP in the District of Columbia, please contact one of the above programs directly.