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National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

Earn your high school diploma without counting class credits or test scores!

Designed for self-directed students with life and work experience, NEDP is an individualized, computer-based program that allows students to attain a local diploma by utilizing their experience to complete a series of tasks and build a portfolio. This program does not count credits nor test scores. Students work independently to complete tasks that parallel job and life situations such as financial literacy, health literacy, and the twenty-first century workplace. Students will meet weekly with an assessor to demonstrate progress while having multiple opportunities to show mastery of academic skills in core subject areas. This program can be done remotely or at any of our sites. Find out more on the National NEDP website

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Confidentiality

  • Relevant to tasks in everyday life

Interested? Contact our NEDP Coordinator!
Joanne Semmelrock
NEDP Coordinator
860-823-4299 ext. 2305

NEDP student with graduation cap
2023 Graduate in cap and gown
This program is available free of charge to residents of the following school districts:

Bozrah, East Lyme, Franklin, Ledyard, Lisbon, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, and Voluntown.

In addition, the program is also offered free of charge to residents of these school districts:
  • Groton
  • Lyme/Old Lyme
  • Montville
  • New London
  • Waterford
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