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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Mar 26, 2019
 
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] 
  
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019]

GED® Preparation: High School Equivalency Program (8515) (N.C.)


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Non-Degree Seeking

Mission/Purpose

This program prepares students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the official GED® tests and be awarded a state of Florida High School Diploma and be better prepared for postsecondary education. 

The Program

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. Students in this program participate in four content-area assessments: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. 

Application Procedure

In order to be enrolled in the GED® Preparation course number, students must be receiving concurrent instruction in at least two of the above subject areas and be at the 9th grade level or above in each of the courses. To be eligible for enrollment in this program and the associated coursework, students must:

  1. Be 16 years of age or older.
  2. Have legally withdrawn from elementary or secondary school with the exceptions noted in Rule 6A-6.014, FAC.
  3. Not hold a State of Florida diploma.
  4. Be functioning at or above a 9.0 grade level.

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Need More Information? Contact:

Admissions, (904) 646-2300 or info@fscj.edu

More Information Online

Florida Department of Education: Adult Education
Florida Department of Education: GED® Preparation Program

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded a certificate of completion, students must have met the following requirements.

Adult High School
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Complete requirements for adult high school students (per State Board Rule 6A-6.020) as specified in the Florida Course Code Directory and the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Adult High School Technical Assistance paper.
  3. Students enrolled in the Adult High School must complete and earn a minimum of two (2) high school credits at FSCJ to meet graduation requirements (including increasing the student's grade point average and passing the state approved assessment) and receive a State of Florida standard diploma.
Applied Academics for Adult Education
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Complete requirements for currently enrolled CTE program and meet one of the basic skill exemptions (per State Board Rule 6A.10.040). 
High School Equivalency
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Students enrolled in the High School Equivalency program must pass the full battery (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies) of the 2014 GED® test with the required minimum passing score:
    • (145-164) - Pass / High School Equivalency
    • (165-174) - GED® College Ready
    • (175-200) - GED® College Ready + Credit (Articulation conversations are in-progress)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Earn a CASAS score that meets or exceeds the program's exit requirement.
    • For ESOL series ELL 0115 - ELL 0615, a student must earn a CASAS score in his/her designated student category of Listening or Reading that places him/her out of Advanced level. This student will receive a certificate for ESOL completion.
    • For College and Career Readiness, a student must pass the CCR departmental exam.  If successful, they will receive an instructor recommendation to take the Accuplacer CPTL which places the student in English for Academic Purposes. This student will receive a certificate of completion for College and Career Readiness.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements.
  2. Students who enter under the (2018/2019) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2018/2019 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees and FLDOE may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have pre-requisite requirements listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

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