The High School Diploma (HSD) program at RAS will now begin accepting new students for the 2016-2017 school year on August 16th. The following requirements must ALL be met for any student to be considered for enrollment into the HSD program. Please read the requirements carefully and note important dates/deadlines:
1) Students wishing to be considered for enrollment must obtain an copy of their transcripts that indicate ALL high school coursework completed and bring the transcript with you to registration (Aug 16-18 and ongoing as space is available). You will register and leave your transcripts and you will be called to come in for step 2. Unofficial transcripts can be used for the initial evaluation, but official transcripts (stamped, signed by district officials, and contained within a sealed envelope) must be ordered and arrive at Riverside Adult School by September 15th.
2) If accepted for enrollment after the transcript evaluation, each student must complete the CASAS Assessment Reading test and score at least 236. Anyone scoring less than 236 must attend a reading comprehension review class which consists of online work. Twelve (12) hours of work must be completed, then the CASAS test will be administered again.
3) Students who meet the credit and test score requirements should provide a $100 book deposit before classes start. Cash or credit cards are accepted for the deposit, no personal checks please. This deposit is fully refundable once RAS receives all books back. The deposit refund must be claimed/requested by June 30, 2017. Refund requests made after that date may be denied.
4) Students are required to attend at least two hours per week to allow the teacher to monitor their progress and complete class exams. At least one credit of completed work per week is required to maintain enrollment in the program. The HSD program meets Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you cannot attend during at least one of those days and times, please do not attempt to enroll in the program. There are no other times available. The HSD teacher, Mr. Lerner, will contact each student once enrollment is completed to determine the attendance schedule.
If you are interested in the program, obtain your transcripts now.
High School Diploma Graduation Requirements:
English 40 credits
Math 20 credits -10 of which must be first year Algebra or equivalent
Visual and Performing Arts OR Foreign Language OR Career Technical Education 10 credits
Science 20 credits -(Life Science 10; Physical Science 10)
Social Science 30 credits -(World History/Civilizations 10; US History and Geography 10; US Govt 5; Economics 5)
Electives 55 credits
175 total credits required