Who can enroll in an adult school?
Anyone who’s an adult! There are no district boundaries, no tuition fees for most programs and no high school diploma is needed.
Do students need certain skills to qualify?
No. If students do not yet have the math, literacy or English-language skills to be successful in a high school prep class, many adult ed programs offer instruction in basic skills to get students ready.
Why is an adult school a good choice?
Adult schools are free or much lower in cost compared to private education and career training programs, opening the door for low-income students. They are also conveniently located in neighborhoods and offer small class and campus sizes.
Are programs open to non-U.S. citizens?
Yes. In fact, many programs are aimed at giving recent immigrants the tools to connect with the community through ESL, citizenship and job skills classes.
What is a High School Diploma?
A High School Diploma is the evidence of successfully completing the basic education required by law in order to graduate from a public high school.
What is a High School Equivalency Certificate?
A High School Equivalency Certificate is evidence of successfully passing one of the three nationally approved tests; GED, HiSET or TASC. Topics include language arts/reading, language arts/writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
What is an industry?
A group of occupations that have a similar type of business activity, examples are Auto Mechanics are part of the Transportation Industry or Medical Assistants are part of the Health Industry.
What is an hourly wage and what is a mean hourly wage?
The term “hourly wage” describes a rate an employer agrees to pay a worker per hour worked, such as $12 per hour or $17.50 per hour. The “average” or “mean” is an estimated hourly rate for a group of workers in a specific occupation.
What is an occupational outlook?
Information about the future growth, working conditions or earning opportunities for a job type.
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What is a Career Pathway?
A Career Pathway is a series of structured education programs and support services that enable students to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training.
What are Career Technical Education (CTE) programs?
Career Technical Education (CTE) programs offer courses in select high-growth industries where there are potential jobs and higher wages. CTE programs help prepare adults to earn job certifications and lay foundations for a specific career pathway. These courses may include academic career preparation and job readiness skills with possible pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeship, externships or internships.
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What is post secondary education?
This is any education beyond high school. An example of post secondary is a college education.
What is an Associate Degree?
An Associate degree is a college undergraduate degree awarded upon completion of a course of study for a major. Community colleges may offer two types of degrees; Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS).
What are Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees?
Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees provide a range of career options that prepare students for entry-level employment in specialized fields. Examples of degrees include nursing, business administration, design technology, and real estate.
What are Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees?
Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees provide guaranteed admission to the California State University (CSU) system. The AA-T and AS-T degree options allow you to build on your educational experience by smoothing the transition between community college and CSU system. Students that earn an AA-T or AS-T have the opportunity to transfer to the CSU system and earn a bachelor’s degree in a similar major with only 120 combined units.