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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Nov 28, 2021
 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Academics: Adult Education


Adult Education

Adult Education at Florida State College at Jacksonville includes a range of instructional programs that help adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major program areas are Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED® Preparation: High School Equivalency, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and English language competency. Adult education programs also help adult learners gain the college and career readiness skills needed to enter and succeed in the workforce and/or postsecondary education.

Adult Basic Education

The purpose of Adult Basic Education is to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to the area of basic literacy and life skills for adults who are performing at or below the ninth-grade level. The content develops basic literacy in all areas of knowledge but specifically in the area of math.

Adult Basic Education involves non-credit courses designed to develop literacy skills necessary for successful workers, citizens, and family members. Adult Basic Education prepares students to enroll in GED® preparation or adult high school and ESOL courses. This program is divided into Reading, Mathematics, and Language Arts Literacy Completion Points (LCPs). Progress through levels (LCPs) may be measured by approved standardized tests or documentation of mastery of competencies.

Admission Requirements

  • The individual must be a U.S. citizen or in a lawful immigration status.
  • The individual must be at least 16 years of age and withdrawn from public school.
  • The individual must score at least 6.0 grade equivalency (GE) on the M-level Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Reading subject test.

Need More Information? Contact

Adult Education Programs, (904) 361-6361, or visit the Adult Education website

Adult High School

Adult High School provides individuals, ages 18 - 29 with less than seven credits remaining, the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. Adult High School is for committed adults seeking to earn a standard high school diploma and able to complete high school graduation requirements within one academic year. Core and elective courses are offered during the day and evening at the Downtown campus. Textbooks are not supplied and must be purchased by the student.

Admissions Requirements

  • Ages 18-29
  • Need fewer than 7 credits to meet state graduation requirements
  • 1.7 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • Must pass Florida state required assessments
  • Score at least 9.0 grade equivalency (GE) in Reading, 6.0 GE in Mathematics, and 6.0 GE in Language on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Students who have been enrolled in a public high school in the last two years will have to provide evidence that they have not committed a Class IV, III, or multiple Class II offenses 

Need More Information? Contact

Jessica Borland, (904) 632-5033 or email jborland@fscj.edu

GED® Preparation: High School Equivalency

The purpose of the High School Equivalency program is to prepare students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the official GED® test and be awarded a state of Florida high school diploma. This program strives to motivate students not only to obtain a GED® diploma, but to continue their education to earn a postsecondary degree, certificate, or industry certification. An additional performance level will certify that the student is career and college ready.

Admission Requirements

  • The individual must be a U.S. citizen or in a lawful immigration status.
  • The individual must be at least 16 years of age and withdrawn from public school.
  • The individual must score at least 6.0 grade equivalency (GE) on the M-level Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Reading subject test.

Need More Information? Contact

Adult Education Programs, All Campuses (904) 361-6361, or visit the website.

 

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