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Adult Education Options

ADULT EDUCATION CREDIT RECOVERY (formerly Night School)
Program Profile: FUSHD students may take after-school classes in English and social studies, which includes World History, US History, Government and Economics, to recover required credits in order to stay on track for graduation with their class. Adult Education has offered a math class in the past and would do so again given teacher availability. These classes are offered at two sites, FHS and CHS, in three ten-week sessions per school year. Students can earn up to 5.0 credits per site per session. Priority for enrollment is given to seniors to stay on track for graduation. Students must pre-register by completing an application with their high school AP or Guidance Counselor.
Student Profile: Students in this program are making up credits for one of the following reasons:
    1.  they have failed the course,
    2.  or, they are taking a full schedule at their home high school and still need one of these core classes,
    3.  or, they do not have a full schedule, but still cannot fit the needed class into their schedule at the home high school.

GRADs
Program Profile: GRADs is a program that leads to an adult high school diploma. Students have two options for completing credits: a traditional seat-time class, which meets three mornings a week; or, an evening program in which students meet one-on-one with teachers once a week. In both formats students complete course work, which meets the graduation requirements of FUHSD for an adult diploma. Students are required to complete a minimum number of homework hours each week in order to stay enrolled in the program. The number of credits required for graduation are the same as for the District high school diploma except in two areas: P.E. is not required, nor is it counted; and the adult diploma only requires 50 elective credits as opposed to the district high school’s 70 credits. Students receiving an adult diploma must also pass the CAHSEE. Call the Adult Ed. Center for an appointment to enroll. An information sheet is available upon request. Student Profile: The GRADs program is designed for adult students who are returning to school to earn a high school diploma; and students 18 and over whose class has graduated (non-grads) and are continuing their education to complete their high school diploma.

GED Prep
Program Profile: High school students who are at least seventeen and a half may be released from high school to attend the GED prep class provided that the GED prep program is an appropriate match for the needs of the student. The program is designed to prepare students to pass the five tests required to obtain a GED. The GED class is a self-paced, independent study format and is open enrollment. Volunteer tutors enable Adult Education to provide some individualized instruction. Students may attend until they are ready to pass the tests. Classes are offered three mornings a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-noon. Student Profile: The GED is an appropriate choice for a student who is more than 60 credits deficient for high school graduation. To be able to study GED materials a student should be scoring no lower than 236 on the CASAS reading test. (CASAS is the accepted adult education assessment protocol and is administered upon enrollment).