Having been in the education field for some time, Jonas Tellis has had the opportunity to observe high school enrollment and graduation patterns.
There is a gap in completing high school programs as only a third of the students get to graduate.
The reasons behind this pattern are socioeconomic. The good news is there is a way to further the education journey even if you did not graduate high school at a younger age.
Here is everything you need to know about high school programs for adults.
To be eligible for a high school diploma, you must be over 17 years of age. More so, you should not be enrolled in high school. Persons holding high school diplomas or GED certificates may not also be eligible for the program.
You also need to have earned 30 secondary school credits to be eligible for the program.
2. GED exams
The General Education Development (GED) certificate is the most common alternative to a diploma certificate. The education materials covered under this program are the same ones that would have been covered in a high school class. However, they take a shorter time to cover compared to high school classes.
The subject covered in the GED tests includes math, science, social sciences, writing, and reading. The Tellis Educational Services adult high school diploma usually consists of 8-week classes.
3. Online and in-classroom programs
One essential factor to consider while looking to complete an adult high school diploma program is logistics. Your choice will be determined by whether you are looking to save money in the process or have other commitments like a full-time job.
The beauty of high school diploma programs for adults is the freedom to choose the environment that best works for you. You can work with your schedule to be able to balance your school and work life and also to facilitate your success.
4. Have a good plan
Qualifying to enroll in the adult high school program is one thing and succeeding in it is another. Note that the tests also have retakes. To avoid them, you need to have a handle on your study plan. You will likely be juggling between work, family, and education at the same time.
The fact that you have the freedom to schedule your study can also make you comfortable and lose track of the prize. Have a sound study plan and stick to it so that you can complete your program. Step out of your comfort zone and deal with any challenges that may try to get in your way.
If you fail in any of the subjects, you will be required to have a retake. Note that you will be given two retests with absolutely no restrictions between the retakes when you are on the GED program. However, if you fail in subsequent retests, you may have to wait for 60 days before taking another test. It is also vital to note that most of these requirements vary with states; read through them to better understand the program you are enrolling for.
About Jonas Tellis
Dr. Jonas Tellis, a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He is the CEO of Tellis Educational Services and serves on its board of directors. He is responsible for all recruitment and marketing events for the graduate department. He also assists with the retention of graduate students at Alabama A&M University and has an 85% success rate of returning students.
If your colleague, friend, or family member is making an impact in their career, industry, or community, we want to hear about it.