HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA / GED
High School Diploma / GED

SIGN-UPS BEGIN 1 WEEK BEFORE THE ORIENTATION DATE

 


The Learning Center,

294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville,
(831) 786-2160
 Monday - Friday        ♦9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Monday - Thursday   ♦4:00 p.m. -   8:00 p.m.
Open-Entry Classes Began: January 13, 2014


Programs: Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education offers instructional programs in English and Spanish to assist students in completing their secondary education. The programs are:


• High School Diploma (English only), fully accredited program for students wishing to complete a high school diploma. Graduates must be within 30 credits of finishing. Classes offered include: Applied Arts, English, Health, Test Prep, Social Studies, Math, Science, Visual and Performing Arts.

• California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) Prep, classes to prepare students to pass the CAHSEE (English only).

• General Educational Development (GED) Prep program for students studying to pass the GED Exam (English and Spanish).

• Pre-GED Prep Instruction in basic math, reading and writing.

• Transitions...Pathways to Employment or College offered to students near completion of their GED or HSD who are ready to transition to college or a specific career technical skill based program (English only).

• Credit Recovery (English only); a program designed for high school students (see below for further details).An individualized course of study based on assessment, schedule, and goals will be designed for each student enabling students to earn their high school diploma while improving their skills for college or career training. Courses are offered in teacher directed classrooms with a blend of online, direct and individualized instruction, aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). There is a limited home study format available on a counselor referral basis.


Program Requirements:All students (except credit recovery) must meet the following criteria to enroll in classes and maintain ongoing enrollment:

• Attend an orientation and complete assessment
• Maintain attendance:

Morning classes 12 hours per week minimum attendance with demonstrated
progress
Evening classes 6 hours per week minimum attendance with demonstrated
progress

• Sign and adhere to our School Code of Conduct
• Pay an enrollment fee:

- $35 for all students

NEW STUDENTS Sign Up For Orientation and Pay In Person

SIGN-UPS BEGIN 1 WEEK BEFORE THE ORIENTATION DATE

Morning Classes - Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

New Student Orientations: (9:00 am - 12 noon)
(must attend both days)

• August 18 & 19 • August 25 & 26 • October 6 & 7 •

 

EVENING Classes - Monday through Thursday, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New Student Orientations: (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
(must attend both days)

• September 3 & 4 • September 10 & 11 • October 1 & 2 • October 22 & 23 • November 12 & 13

CONTINUING STUDENTS Register in Class!

If you attended WAAE in the last two (2) semestersyou do not need to attend orientation. Register directly in your classpay enrollment fee at the front counter and begin attending class.

WELCOME BACK !

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students currently enrolled in a high school seeking to make up credit, or to prepare for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) may enroll in adult school on a space available basis. The courses are offered in an individualized electronic format facilitated by a credentialed teacher. The following items are required for registration:

•Meet with your high school counselor and your parent or guardian

•Complete a Student Release form and obtain all required signatures

•Register in room 5 at 294 Green Valley Road

There are NO FEES for Concurrent High School Students.

GED DISTANCE LEARNING Test Preparation in English

This opportunity requires a counselor referral and is available for English speaking students whose work or family schedules make it difficult for them to attend classes on a regular basis and who have initiative to make rapid progress through weekly meetings with a teacher and at-home study. NEW Students must sign up for orientation and paysee above for dates.

New students referred by the counselor for this option meet weekly Tuesdays on an appointment basis 
between 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m . at 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville.

•$35 class fee per semester

•$15 materials deposit (fully refundable with original receipt and upon the return of materials only in the semester the class was scheduled). see page 24 of the WAAE Brochure for Refund Policy

Continuing students taking GED Distance Learning: if you attended the GED Distance Learning at WAAE in the last two (2) semesters, you DO NOT need to attend orientation. Register at the front office, pay the enrollment fee of $35 and make your first appointment.

 

Counseling Office Hours
 

 

Credits Needed to Graduate
  
English..................................................................................... 40
Social Studies............................................................................ 30
Science.................................................................................... 30
Health..................................................................................... 35
Mathematics (Algebra required)................................................... 30
Visual/Performing Arts or Foreign Language................................... 10
Occupational (Applied Arts)......................................................... 10
Electives.................................................................................. 45
Total credits to graduate............................................................ 200
 

GED Testing Service
Go to www.ged.com to schedule your GED Exam online.

In order to take the examination you must have an official current valid photo identification (NOT EXPIRED).

The GED is a four-part examination that measures a person’s general educational development in comparison to that of high school graduates.

Examinations are given in Spanish and English.

Students may sign up online to take one or more of the four GED Examinations: Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Science and Science.

Students can prepare for the GED exams by enrolling in GED classes at Watsonville/ Aptos Adult Education  GED practice tests in English and Spanish are available online at www.ged.com

California Teacher Credential Exams

Go to www.ctcexams.nesic.com to schedule our CTE Exam online.
 

In order to take the examinationyou must have an official current valid photo identification (NOT EXPIRED).
 

California Teacher Credential Exams that are offered through Pearson Vue at the Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education Testing Center are:

CBEST (California Basic Education Skills Test)

CPACE (California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination)

CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers)

CTEL (California Teacher of English Learners)

NES (National Evaluation Series)

RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment)

 

Second Opportunity for Students

Second Opportunity for Students (SOS) is for young people ages 14 through 19 who have stopped attending school and wish to continue to earn credits toward graduation.

     Each SOS student has the opportunity to:?    

  •       Earn high school credits to return to a comprehensive
          or alternative high school.
     
  •      Prepare for the GED, college, or?training program. 
      
  •      Earn a high school diploma through Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education
         or the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.     

     

The instructor works in partnership with each student and his/her family for successful outcomes. Job skills/life skills, computer literacy, and vocational training are also offered. For more information about the SOS program, contact the instructor Charmaine Ryan at (831) 750-5605.