About the Community Evening School


The Whitman-Hanson Community Evening School provides Whitman or Hanson resident students with an opportunity for a high school diploma through an alternative educational setting at no cost. We are committed to high standards and differentiated instruction so that all students have an opportunity to succeed. During a student’s final semester a $25 fee must be paid to cover the costs for diploma and cap and gown.


Students in the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School day program as well as students from neighboring towns are able to utilize the WH CES for credit recovery.

Credit Recovery for Other School Districts

Students taking courses for make-up credit only must pay for courses in full, and approval from a school official at the student’s school district will also be necessary to enroll in the CES for make-up credit. No student is allowed to take more than three courses during any given semester. Students may take up to two Edgenuity courses at a time.

Please note: students who do not reside in Whitman or Hanson are not eligible for the diploma track through Whitman-Hanson CES.


One Edgenuity Online Learning Course: $185
One Traditional Course: $250
Two Edgenuity Online Learning Courses: $370
One Traditional/One Edgenuity Course: $435
Two Traditional Courses: $500
Two Edgenuity Courses/ One Traditional Course: $620
Three Traditional Courses: $750



To apply as a diploma candidate at the Whitman-Hanson Community Evening School, students must be 16 years of age or older or with the permission of the principal. Additionally, students take a minimum of 3 courses at the CES and have achieved passing scores on all relevant portions of the MCAS exam in order to receive a diploma. All students must meet with the program supervisor prior to enrollment to discuss coursework needed to meet the graduation requirements.


Students will be expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct that is set forth by the Whitman-Hanson Community Evening School. Failure to do so will result in the immediate withdrawal from the program without a refund. The program director and supervisor reserve the right to remove any student from the program at any time.


To be successful, students are expected to be in school every session; to be in every scheduled class on time; and to be ready, willing, and able to work to the best of their abilities in each scheduled class throughout the trimester. Any student who accumulates more than 2 absences in course will be removed from that class and no credit will be given, unless the absence time is made up within three days during the 6:30-7:00 p.m. make-up time. A student who is over 15 minutes late for a class will be considered absent from that course. An absence will be given for every two tardies that are 15 minutes or less. Please ask your teacher about how to become eligible to attend one of the make-up sessions. If a student is absent, he or she should call the absence in to 781-618-7450 or (781) 618-7410.

Please direct all questions and concerns to the Community Evening School at (781) 618-7450 or (781) 618-7410.

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