High School Diploma Adult Basic Education GED

High School Diploma Classes

• FREE TUITION – There is no cost to you.
• CONVENIENT - Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are offered.
• SCHOOL COUNSELOR AND TRANSITION SPECIALIST – The counselor supports your personal and academic achievement with transcript evaluations, personal counseling and referrals, and educational/life planning. All students meet with the counselor when they begin the program and periodically throughout the year. A transition specialist is also on staff to help plan your future after you earn your diploma, including college admissions, job training, and job placement.
• INDIVIDUALIZED – Apply your past high school credits and take only the classes you need. Earn credits on your own schedule.
• SUPPORTIVE – You are important to us as a person, not just a student. Our teachers want to help you achieve your own dreams.

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA ORIENTATION - Alvarado Campus
Register in person at the Alvarado Campus Main Office prior to the orientation date. Orientations are held throughout the year. Call the Alvarado Office for more information: (510) 231-1453. Bring an official transcript to the orientation in order to transfer credits from previous schools.

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS
English 1-4 • Math Electives • Physical Science • Algebra 1 • Health/Life Sciences • World History • U.S. History • American Government • Social Studies/Social Science Electives • Economics • Visual/Performing Arts • Electives • Test Preparation

Courses are open enrollment. Students can register at any time.
Site
Courses
Room
Day
Times
DeJean
Middle
School
xListed Above
Building E
Mon-Fri
9:00am-12:00pm
Mon-Fri
12:30-2:30pm
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
TOTAL = 180 CREDITS
• English 40 • U.S. History 10
• Mathematics 20 • American Gov't 10
• Algebra 10 • Social Science Elective 5 • Physical Science 10 • Economics 5
• Biological Science 10 • Fine Arts/Foreign Language 10 • World History 10 • Career Preparation 5
• Electives 35



ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL IN 3 STEPS
• ATTEND ORIENTATION (Required for new students)
At orientation, you will learn more about our program and take placement tests. Attendance is mandatory for new students and returning students who have not attended a course in the past academic year. Register for orientation at our Alvarado Campus main office. Bring a transcript from your old school to Orientation.

• UPCOMING ORIENTATION DATES
October
Wednesday, 10/3
6:00-9:00pm
Friday, 10/12
9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, 10/17
6:00-9:00pm
Friday, 10/26
9:00am-12:00pm
November
Wednesday, 11/7
6:00-9:00pm
Friday, 11/9
9:00am-12:00pm
Friday, 11/30
9:00am-12:00pm

SET YOUR LEARNING PROGRAM
Together, you and the counselor will look at your past high school credits, life goals, and available time. You will design a learning plan that is just for you - a unique program of courses that meet your needs and schedule. Computer-based learning, independent study, and direct classroom instruction are options for some classes.

Depending on your assessment results during orientation, you will be placed in either Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes or High School Diploma (HSD) classes at the start of your program. ABE classes teach fundamental English and Math skills so that you can be successful in HSD classes. They have a small student-teacher ratio and use direct classroom instruction. HSD classes earn credit toward graduation.

• EARN CREDITS AT YOUR OWN SPEED
Every learner is different. We believe that earning credit should be individualized to acknowledge what you already know and spend extra time where you need it.

NOTE! CAHSEE SUSPENSION (SB 172)
On October 7, 2015, California's Governor Brown signed legislation that exempts students from passing the California High School Exit Examination as a requirement for earning a high school diploma. Effective January 1, 2016, former students who met all requirements to earn a high school diploma, with the exception of passing the CAHSEE, are now eligible to receive a high school diploma. If you believe you now qualify for a high school diploma under the new law, please contact the school counselor at (510) 231-1453, for further information.

Adult Basic Education

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION COURSE OFFERINGS
English Language Arts • Mathematics
Courses are open enrollment. Students can register at any time.
Site
Courses
Room
Day
Times
DeJean
Middle
School
xListed Above
Building E
Mon-Thu
9:00am-12:00pm
Mon-Thu
12:30-2:30pm
Mon-Thu
6:00-9:00pm


College and Career Readiness Services

The workshops listed below are a collaborative effort with community partners and Contra Costa Community College. They are free and open to the public. Signing up in advance is encouraged.

Please contact the facilitator, Transition Specialist Lillie Clausen, at 510-231-1453 Extension 28001, or via email, lclausen@cccoe.k12.ca.us for further information.

WORKSHOP TOPIC
DATE
TIME
Resume Writing
10/2
12:00-2:00pm
College Information & Application
10/16
12:00-2:00pm
College Information & Application
10/17
6:00-8:00pm
Job Strategies
10/18
12:00-2:00pm
Job Strategies
10/24
6:00-8:00pm
College Tour (CCC)
10/25
9:30am-12:30pm
Resume Writing
11/7
6:00-8:00pm
College Information & Application
11/8
12:00-2:00pm
College Information & Application
11/14
6:00-8:00pm
Navigating Career Planning
11/15
12:00-2:00pm
Navigating Career Planning
12/3
6:00-8:00pm

• Meet with the Career Transition Specialist for support in developing your college and/or career plan.
• Appointments are available at the Alvarado Campus.
• Attend classes and/or worshops to help you achieve your goals.
• Utilized the referral services to college and career partners.


GED Information/Información para GED
(Must be 18 years old/Tiene que tener 18 años o mayor)

GED® INFORMATION AND TEST PREPARATION
Adults (18 years or older) can earn their high school equivalency by passing the GED, which can be taken in English or Spanish. WCCAE offers no-cost GED test preparation in two phases:
Phase I (2 days): You will get an overview of what the GED is like and take a practice exam to assess strengths and weaknesses. By the end of Phase 1 and with the help of the instructor, you will have an individualized plan of action for how best to prepare for the GED. You must complete Phase I to attend Phase II.
• Phase II (ongoing; open enrollment): You will attend class(es) to prepare for the subjects that you need. Take the GED when you are ready. When you are ready, register for the Pearson Vue GED Exam at www.myged.com.

GED® TEST PREPARATION - PHASE I - ORIENTATION
All new GED® candidates must participate in Phase I. Students must complete the entire 12-hour course consisting of assessing skills to determine how well prepared they are to take the GED® exam in English or Spanish. After completing all of the assessments, the instructor will help students decide if they are ready to take the GED® or go to Phase II, GED® Test Prep or Distance Learning Test Prep. Student must have an active email.

Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
02101.00
Abril
Alvarado
5
None
9/8 & 9/15
2
Sat
9;00am-2:00pm
02101.01
Lopez-Tello
Alvarado
5
None
10/17 & 10/24
2
Sat
9;00am-2:00pm
02101.02
Lopez-Tello
Alvarado
5
None
12/5 & 12/12
2
Sat
9;00am-2:00pm

GED® TEST PREPARATION - PHASE II - DISTANCE LEARNING
This program is for students who have completed GED® Test Orientation Phase I and would like to take work home, and then return it on a weekly basis. When students meet with the Distance Learning instructor, they will receive individual tutoring and assignments that help to focus on the GED® examination.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
02120.01
Pekedis
DeJean
Bldg E
None
Open Enrollment
--
Sat
6:00-7:30pm
No classes Nov 22, Dec 25, Dec 27, Feb 21, Apr 2, Apr 4



CLASE DE PREPARACION PARA GED® - FASE I - EVALUACION
Todos los nuevos candidatos del GED® deben participar en la Fase I. Los estudiantes deben completar las 10 horas del curso. Dicho curso consiste en la evaluación de destrezas para determinar si estan preparados para tomar el examen del GED® en inglés o en español. Despues de completar todas las pruebas, el instructor les ayudará a decider si están preparados para tomar el examen oficial del GED®, ir a la Fase II o a Educación a Distancia. Estudiantes deben tener un correo electronico activo.
Curso
Instructor
Lugar
Salón
Costo
Empieza
Clases
Días
Hora
02105.00
Lopez-Tello
Alvarado
5
No
9/5 & 9/12
2
Mier
9:00am-2:00pm
02105.01
Abril
DeJean
Bldg E
No
10/6 & 10/13
2
Sab
9:00am-2:00pm
02105.02
Lopez-Tello
Alvarado
5
No
11/7 & 11/14
2
Mier
9:00am-2:00pm
02105.03
Abril
DeJean
Bldg E
No
12/1 & 12/8
2
Sab
9:00am-2:00pm

CLASE DE PREPARACION PARA GED® - FASE II
Estudiantes necesitan completar la Fase I (ver arriba) antes de comenzar la Fase II. Si los estudiantes solamente necesitan uno o dos exámenes, necesitarán completar el pre-examen con el maestro en la Fase I. Si los resultados del pre-examen indican que los estudiantes están listos para tomar los exámenes del GED®, no necesitaran tomar estas clases. Estas clases se concentran especificamente en los seis exámenes y en la preparación para tomarlos. Estudiantes deben tener un correo electronico activo. Atención: observe la ubicación cambiada de DeJean a Alvarado, sala 5.
Curso
Instructor
Lugar
Salón
Costo
Empieza
Clases
Días
Hora
02115.00
Lopez-
Tello
Alvarado
5
No
Inscripción Abierta
--
Lun/Mier
6:00-9:00pm
02115.02
Cebrian-Marquez
Alvarado
5
No
Inscripción Abierta
--
Mar/Jue
6:00-9:00pm