Abstract: Many adults who leave high school before graduation go on to lead productive lives through grit and gumption. Some opt to return to our community college to complete their diploma. In addition to the GED® credential, our school offers a competency-based high school diploma program called High School 21+ (HS21+). The HS21+ option allows students to re-enter school with a proficiency focus that incorporates high school credits already earned, documented work and life experience related to high school academics, and technological, literacy, and cognitive skills demonstrations within the classroom. We provide an emergent learning space for achievement and completion that maximizes prior learning success. This session demonstrates competency-based college and career readiness that, through effective interaction and technology-intensive rigor, scaffolds high school completion with workplace and college readiness.