Attendance Policy: Adult Education Center
It is the goal of the Nebo Adult Education program and staff to keep students progressing towards their personal goals of obtaining a High School Completion Diploma, GED, or improving their literacy skills so they can be more successful in their lives. Consistent attendance is a critical factor in this process. In order for a class to move along efficiently and the instructor to be able to consistently prepare to meet the needs of students, those students must attend regularly with their peers. Students who fail to attend regularly easily fall behind and waste valuable class time trying to catch up at the expense of other students.
Adult High School Diploma and GED Classes
Adult classes are open enrollment. Students can enroll continually throughout the term. Students are expected to attend class at least six hours a week, and diploma students will be required to complete one A+ module per month.
Students who fail to meet attendance expectations will be counseled and encouraged to reach their educational goals. Those who stop coming will be contacted by phone or e-mail in an effort to find out why. The student will be encouraged to return if possible. After thirty days of not attending or completing a module in A+, the student will be exited from the program.
English Language Classes (ELL) Classes
ELL classes are a managed enrollment program. Students are expected to attend class six hours a week. ELL 3 or higher level students can obtain expected requirements through Reading Horizons or class attendance.
Students who fail to maintain attendance expectations will be counseled in an effort to clarify the issues impacting their attendance. They will be encouraged to find solutions so that the student can continue to progress towards his/her goals. After thirty days, if a student is unable to meet expectations, they will be unenrolled from the class. They may reenroll during the next enrollment period. If there is a waiting list, they will be placed at the end of the list.
Nebo Adult Ed Distance Learning Plan
Nebo Adult Education offers a distance learning option to all students eligible to complete the requirements for an adult high school diploma.
Each student is required to complete the following as part of registration for this program:
- CASAS Test (Locator and Survey)
- Pay program fee of $50
- SEOP with Adult Education Teacher
- Complete the distance learning orientation
Each student is required to be in class for the entire orientation course (12 contact hours). Students must complete orientation before they are eligible to begin the distance learning program. Orientation will include:
- a study skills module
- an organization skills module
- program expectations
- an orientation to the curriculum
3. Policies and Procedures
Upon completion of the registration and orientation, students who demonstrate an academic functioning level of ABE 3 Level in reading on the CASAS will be able to begin the distance learning program which will allow them to earn credits. Students who test below the above levels will be required to remediate with an adult education instructor until reaching the required levels.
- Students will complete curriculum-specific credit through a combination of A+ and Nebo School District approved packets.
- Course packets will be limited to 2 at a time.
- All distance learning instructional contact hours must be entered into UTopia in the course called “Multi-discipline Distance Learning”.
- Distance learning students may choose to take a combination of distance education classes and traditional adult education classes simultaneously to advance their learning and shorten their length of time to completion of their defined goal(s).
- Distance learning students must complete course unit competency tests at the local adult education center (in the classrooms at the jail), or a mutually agreed upon location in the presence of an adult education instructor.
- Staff proctored post-tests with a grade of at least 80% will be required before credit is awarded
- ABE/AHSC distance learning students, like “traditional” adult education students, should take a post-test after accruing 50 instructional contact hours (40 hours will be allowed at the jail in time sensitive situations) or more, as deemed necessary in order to determine student and program level gains. Regardless of whether or not the student participates in a “traditional” adult education or a distance learning program, all pre- and post-test assessments must be conducted through face-to-face interaction with a trained test administrator following standardized assessment procedures.
- Program staff must “meet with the distance learning student” at least weekly in person, via phone or email contact. The purpose of the meeting is to answer questions, encourage students, redirect students’ program expectations, etc.