Starpoint GED Alternative High School Program

  • STARPOINT  ALTERNATIVE
    HIGH SCHOOL
    EDUCATION PROGRAM

     

    This program is a second opportunity for students who have not found success in the traditional  High School environment to obtain an Equivalency High School Diploma.

    Our program is a separate community and has small classes where one on one work can occur. It has a full-time daily schedule from 9:15 am until 11:15 am. Students have a different environment away from the stresses experienced in a large school population. Attention, support and intervention is consistent and enables them to learn to cope with their personal issues and mature into successful young people, ready to be an asset in our ever changing society.

    Students must be 16 years of age and have completed their first year of high school. The course work includes the basic curriculum required for a TASC diploma. Students are not allowed to attend school functions (banquets, proms, etc.) unless they have specific authorization from administration.

    EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES:

    • If the student exceeds the calculated number of credits, a committee representing the Home School, CSE, TASC Program, parent/guardian, etc., decides that the TASC route is most beneficial for the student.

     

    TASC TEST PURPOSE:

    • It was and is an adult test for 19+ year olds. Only 3 States have a variance to allow 16 year-olds to take this test and earn an equivalency diploma; California, Florida and New York. If a student does drop out of High School, they may not take this test until one year after their class has graduated or they are 19 years of age. Applications are available from the student’s Guidance Counselor at the Home High School