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ADULT EDUCATION | CREDIT DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Are you looking for ways to receive your high school diploma? Are you looking for a great staff to assist you in doing so? If so, the New Britain Adult Education Center offers FREE programs to earn a high school diploma. Guidance counselors are available to help you choose the program that’s best for you!
2018-2019 Graduation Requirements (23 Credits)
|Mathematics||3: 1 credit required in Algebra 1, 1 credit required in Geometry|
|2: 1/2 credit required in Career Pathways, 1/2 credit required in Health, 1 credit Computer Applications|
|Social Studies||3: American History & Civics Required|
Although we accept all credits from accredited High Schools and Vocational/Technical schools, the following are required to graduate from Adult High School Credit Diploma Program:
A minimum of two (2) credits must be successfully completed through the New Britain Adult Education High School Credit Diploma Program (CDP) before a diploma will be issued. The minimum criteria can be met by successfully completing four (4) CDP night classes or two (2) CDP night classes and one (1) credit in distance learning. Students cannot receive their diploma before their New Britain High School class has graduated.
Credits for Adult High School Credit Diploma: Acceptable High School Credit Categories
Students may take up to two (2) credits—(4 classes), per trimester and earn half credit per class.
Miltary Category: 2 Credit Maximum-Elective Area
1 credit: documented successful basic training
1 credit: documented special training program
Occupational Category: 2 Credit Maximum - Elective or Vocational/Arts
1 credit: EITHER documented work experience or demonstrated occupational skills
1 credit: Valid occupational license
1 credit: Documented completion of apprenticeship program
1 credit: Documented job training program
1 credit: Demonstrated Home Management Skills
Specialized Skills Category: 1 Credit Maximum - Elective Area
1 credit: Documented community/volunteer service
1 credit: Demonstrated skills in a vocational area
Note: Community Service Pre-Approval Form must be completed by students and signed by the counselor before beginning volunteer service.
Virtual High School
Students enrolled in Credit Diploma Courses may also earn up to 7 high school credits in various subjects through online instruction offered by New Britain Adult Education; contact us for details.
The Adult Credit Diploma counselor determines the course of study to receive an Adult High School Credit Diploma
This program is based on credits previously earned and credits needed to meet requirements for graduation. The New Britain Adult High School Credit Diploma is issued by the New Britain Board of Education. Diplomas are given at the completion of graduation requirements in December and June. There is a graduation ceremony in June. All diploma recipients are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the graduation ceremony.
Eligibility requirements for the Adult High School Credit Diploma Program
Enrollment in the New Britain Adult High School Credit Diploma Program is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:
• Must be at least 17 years of age
• Must be officially withdrawn from high school
• Must not have a high school diploma or GED from the United States or Puerto Rico.
To enroll in the Adult High School Credit Diploma Program, you must:
• Be officially withdrawn from day school, bring or send withdrawal papers
• 17 year old students must have a parent/guardian present for initial registration
• Present a high school transcript
• Bring an updated health record to the Adult Education office
• Complete registration forms
• Take a placement test
Grades are awarded in the AHSCDP. Each teacher will explain his or her grading policy during the first week of class. A progress report will be issued after the fifth week of class and report cards will be distributed at the end of the semester after final exams have been administered and graded.
Attendance and records are kept on a trimester basis. All Adult High School Credit Diploma classes must meet for a minimum of 33 hours. Credits are earned in increments of a half credit per 33 hour semester. Students are permitted no more than two absences per class for emergencies that may arise. Automatic class withdrawal will result after the third absence. A student who is more than 10 minutes late for class is considered absent.
Break is from 7:30 to 7:45. Please be aware that the break is 15 minutes. You are to be in your class at 7:45. Failure to be in your class at 7:45 will result in an absence. Any student reporting to class after 6:10 will be considered absent.
Leaving prior to 8:55 will result in an absence.