Purpose

Adult High School (AHS) program at Lighthouse High enables an adult no longer enrolled in public high school to complete the required courses and state assessments to earn a standard high school diploma. Program requirements are in accordance with standards established by the state. A program of instruction for AHS students shall be based on the State of Florida adult education course description and the Florida Standards included in the secondary course description. Students in the AHS program must meet all state and local requirements for graduation unless otherwise noted in section 1003.4282 (7)(b), F.S.

Accommodations

Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Adult students with disabilities must self-identify and request such services.  Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems.  Documentation of the accommodations requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.

Standards

Except as provided elsewhere in law, the graduation requirements for adults shall be the same as those for secondary students.  To obtain a standard adult education diploma, a student must earn either the standard 24 credits or 18 credits under the ACCEL option, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and successfully complete all required statewide exams (or concordant or comparative scores in respective courses) in accordance with State of Florida guidelines.

Program Structure 

Instructional methodologies may include, but are not limited to, traditional lecture instruction, competency and performance-based adult education, distance learning and computer-assisted instruction.

Curriculum Scope and Sequences

Scope and Sequence (9-11 Grade) Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry

Scope and Sequence (9-11 Grade) US History, US Government, World Geography

 

Determining eligibility for enrollment:

Is 16 years or older

Official withdrawal from elementary or secondary school with the exceptions noted in Rule 6A-6.014, FAC for co-enrolled students.

Diagnosing learning difficulties as necessary.

Prescribing individualized instruction.

Managing learning activities.

Evaluating student progress