The Gardner Edgerton School District is excited to offer for the first time a program for adults over the age of 18 to return to school and obtain their diploma.
The Adult Diploma Completion program (ADC) is a high school completion program with state required curricular and a traditional graduation. USD 231 is committed through the ADC program to provide comprehensive support that is responsive to the educational needs of the adult learner.
The goal is to provide each student with an educational program of excellence in a learner centered, cohesive, and supportive environment, while also providing the flexibility needed for those with families and jobs.
The school year is a traditional two semester schedule: fall session, which begins in September, and winter session, which begins in January. The program is fully aligned with state curriculum standards and is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education and for direct job placement or advancement. High school completion courses are conducted in a supported classroom environment with an individualized learning teacher who is available onsite to provide support and/or answer questions.
ADC accepts students who are:
• 18 years or older;
• lives in any district in Kansas
• does not possess a diploma;
• is not enrolled in any other high school completion program;
• and, whose graduating class has already graduated.
The curriculum for the program consists of the following:
English – 4.0 Credits
Social Science – 3.5 Credits
Math – 3.0 Credits
Science – 3.0 Credits
Comm. Arts – 0.5 Credits
Fine Arts – 0.5 Credits
Physical Education – 1.0 Credits
Health – 0.5 Credits
Electives – 5.0 Credits
Total: 21.0 Credit Hours
Once all necessary credits are earned, students are awarded with a Gardner Edgerton High School basic diploma. Coursework begins on Sept. 12, for the fall semester. Enrollment packets will be available in the main office at GEHS 425 N. Waverly St., on Aug. 1, 2016. The cost per semester is $160. All courses will be held twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Alternative Education Center, 19400A Gardner Road, Gardner.
For more information on the program, contact Melissa McIntire at 913-856-2727.