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HGEB Adult High School Programs

Adopted: January 3, 1995

Policy

The Board supports the provision of instructional programs that will assist all individuals in the acquisition of a basic education and accordingly authorizes the offering of extension educational opportunities through Summer School, Day and Evening Courses.

The Board, recognizes that delivery of adult education is primarily the responsibility of Advanced Education and Career Development.

Guidelines

1.   Day Programs

Adult Day Extension programs will be offered through District High Schools.

a.   Enrollment of adult students will be the direct responsibility of the principal.

b.   Adult students are defined as those who are twenty years of age or older as of September 1, who in the opinion of the school administration have educational needs which can be met within existing school programs.

c.   Adult students shall be required to follow the tenets of regular school rules and regulations.

d.   Regular students (under age 20) shall be given enrollment priority and first access to school programming. Adult students may be accepted in District schools and will be accommodated when space is available.

e.   The choice of classes that an adult student may take shall be recommended by the school's counseling department and approved by the principal or designate.

f.   Adult students will be enrolled only if, in the opinion of school administration, an appropriate program is available and a similar program is not available from another community agency.

g.   All students who are 20 years of age or older on or before September 1 of the current school term, except for those students who are in their fourth year of Public High School and have been enrolled in a District school for the previous three years on a continuous basis will be established annually.

2.   Evening Courses

a.   Courses provided under this policy will not interfere with “normal” school operation.

b.   Programs may include:

i.   Basic Adult Grades 1-9

Grade level will be awarded upon successful completion.

ii.   Evening Courses Grades 10-12

Successful completion will result in awarding of credits.

c.   Hours of instruction shall be consistent with provisions in the Guide to Education - School Handbook.

d.   Evening Program shall be taught by certified teachers.

e.   Provided that funding continues to be provided through the Credit Enrollment Unit Grant, students under age 20 as of September 1 who successfully complete an evening course will have this fee fully refunded.

f.   Local Fee Assessment – to be established annually.

g.   The program will run between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

h.   Course enrollment will need to be a minimum of 15 students.

3.   Summer School

a.   Organization of the Summer School Program shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or designate. The Superintendent or designate will arrange for:

i.   The Summer School principal and staff

ii.  Planning the program to be offered

iii. Publicity

iv. Student registration

v.  Location, resources and financial support

vi. Completing

  • Alberta Education forms and returning them to the Associate of Business and Finance for authorization
  • Program plans
  • Student evaluation records

vii.   Any other duties as may relate to the operation of Summer School.

b.   Operation of Summer School Program shall be subject to annual review by the Superintendent.

c.   The Summer School Program shall be offered in grades 4-12 and the primary focus will be Language Arts and Mathematics.

d.   Programs for students in grades 4-9 shall cover the entire Alberta curriculum for the subject.

e.   Programs for High School courses will have credit value.

f.   Summer School shall be supported on the basis of student fees and grants. Fees shall be established annually.

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