Hey everyone, I'm currently a junior in high school and I'm wondering if it would be possible to take a class or two at a community college without a high school diploma. I would like to be able to simply pay for some classes, take them, and leave. I don't want to stay at a community college; I just want the experience and maybe some credits towards a four-year university. If it is possible to attend in such a way, I still have some problems. I'm planning on studying computer science in college, so I would like to take computer science classes at a community college as well. Looking at the CS courses at the only community college I know of in my area (J. Sargeant Reynolds), I noticed that a lot of their prerequisites are math classes involving calculus. I'm in regular math at my school, unfortunately, so I probably won't get into calculus until I graduate. So, even if I were Mr. double-advanced math wiz, would it be possible to take these CS classes without taking the school-specific calculus classes? Say I had finished AP calculus in my Junior year - do you think they would let me take classes with such prerequisites? It's looking unlikely, but my dad keeps insisting that I take some classes at a community college, so I decided to look around and prove my point that it would be either too expensive or not possible at all. I'm in a tough position because I want to take a decent programming class but all of the decent ones seem to require more education than I currently have, and if the class is some crappy CSC 101: Lern to rite hello world and html pagez I will not be learning anything and it will be a waste of time and money. Don't get me wrong, though, I'm not looking for a graduate course or anything. I'd really appreciate some advice. If you know anything about this situation, please shed some light on it for me. Thanks!