Basic Education for Adults

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Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world
Basic Education for Adults

Open Doors

Open Doors is a free, competency-based high school completion program for eligible individuals who are 16–20 years of age and who need to increase their high school credits in order to graduate. High school competency requirements may be met through high school and college coursework and/or prior learning gained from work and life experience. Unmet requirements may be achieved through additional coursework at SVC.


For more information, contact:
Rose Hill
Open Doors Navigator
[email protected]

Benefits of Open Doors

  • Earn a valid Washington state high school diploma.
  • Credit may be awarded for your life or work experiences.
  • Earn college credit while completing your high school diploma.
  • Meets high school diploma requirements for employment and military service.
  • Teachers who care about your success!
  • Support to help you overcome barriers to successful completion.
  • Information and planning for further education or career training.


You can apply for the Open Doors program if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are at least 16 and under 21 years of age;
  • Have not met high school graduation requirements;
  • Currently not attending or enrolled in high school OR you have been recommended for enrollment by case managers from DSHS, juvenile justice, school district, or community agencies.
  • Must reside within Skagit County or be accepted through Choice Transfer with a school district within Skagit County.

How to Apply

Prospective students should download the Open Doors application and submit the completed form to [email protected]. The school district which serves the area where the prospective student lives must complete the District Approval form and submit it to [email protected] on the prospective student’s behalf. Acceptance into the Open Doors program is based on eligibility, school district approval, and the SVC Open Doors program approval.

Download the Skagit Open Doors Application

Download School District Approval & Eligibility Verification Form

How to Register for Classes

After official approval of your application, an SVC Open Doors Navigator will meet with you and assist you in enrolling in classes and developing an education plan.

What is the Cost?

There is no cost for students who are accepted into the program.

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