Adult Education Information

Content Table

Adult Education Student Policy

Adult Programs in the Area Career Center

Adult Student Conduct

Computer Lab

Distant Learning Information

End of Year Graduation/Recognition Ceremony


H.S.E. Test Center (Room #324)
End of Course Assessment & Testing
Instruction for Parking and Entering the Building
Learning Lab / Alternative Credit 
Special Programs and Presentations
Student Credit and Attendance Requirements (Adult Secondary Credit)
Volunteer Tutors (RAINBOWMAKERS)



Content

Adult Education Student Policy

Policy Regarding Fraternization and Association With High School Students

Area Career Center policy requires that Adult Education students refrain at all times, whether in the school building or on the school grounds, from fraternizing, associating, sitting, visiting or talking with or being in the accompaniment of a high school student

Failure to comply with this policy may result in the offender's immediate removal from the program.

Restrictions Pertaining to Movement in the Area Career Center

Adult Education students are prohibited from being in any of the high school classroom areas - i.e. adult students are restricted to their own classroom areas and areas leading directly to and from the lunchroom, exit door(s), restrooms and the Adult Education Office, with all, other areas being off-limits.

Failure to comply with this policy may result in the offender's immediate removal from the program.

Prohibition Regarding the Possession of Cellular Communication Devices and the Wearing of Gang-Affiliated Clothing

Board Policy #5413 prohibits the possession of cellular communication devices pocket pagers and the wearing of any clothing that may be affiliated with or used to promote participation in a gang.


Adult Programs in the Area Career Center

  • Community Education
  • E.C.A. Testing
  • Adult Basic Education
  • H.S.E. Testing Center - Room #324
  • H.S.E. Preparation Classes
  • E.S.L. Classes
  • IMPACT Basic Education
  • Computer Lab

 



 Adult Student Conduct

Adult students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner, which is orderly and befits their status as adults and to observe all building regulations and policies. In accordance with the Regulations Governing Pupil Behavior Areas of Prohibited Student Conduct as set down by the School City of Hammond and enumerated in the Student-Parent Guide, " any conduct which causes or creates a reasonable likelihood that it will cause substantial disruption interference with any school function, activity or purposes, or that interferes with health, safety or well-being, or the rights of other students is prohibited". Such conduct may result in disciplinary action by the Adult Education Department, including possible expulsion from the program.


 Computer Lab

The computer-assisted instruction lab is located in Room #326 and serves to supplement and enhance regular classroom instruction by affording opportunities for practice enrichment in the basic skills, evaluation, and manuscript preparation. Students may participate in the Computer Lab in conjunction with regularly scheduled day or evening classes as a separate learning activity. The Computer Lab has been established due largely to a generous donation from Northern Indiana Public Service Company (N.l.P.S.C.O.)


End of Year Graduation/Recognition Ceremony

An end of year Graduation/Recognition Ceremony will be held once again in our Area Career Center Auditorium to honor and recognize our HSE graduates as well as all students who distinguish themselves in our classes. Parents, family members, friends and the general public are invited to join in all of the festivities. The ceremony is normally held during the latter part of May or the early part of June.


H.S.E. Test Center (Room #324)

An official H.S.E. Test Center is now housed in the Area Career Center. Testing is currently administered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, except for the months of July and August. Interested persons should contact the Adult Education Office to obtain additional information (219) 933-2419.


End of Course Assessment Test Preparation & Testing

The End of Course Assessment (E.C.A.) is administered twice during the year (October and April) in compliance with the Federal Division of Assessment Policies and Procedures at the Area Career Center.


 Instruction for Parking and Entering the Building

DAYS - Day-Time parking has been restricted to the parking lot on Sohl Avenue, located directly across the street From the Area Career Center (please park near the traffic signal in the lot). Please use Door A or Door B to enter the building. Those persons who either walk or are dropped-off at the building may enter the building by Door A or Door B.

EVENINGS - The parking lot located to the rear of the building has been designated for evening parking for Adult Education students. Entrance to the parking lot may be accomplished via Carroll Street at the north end of the grounds. Persons parking in this lot are to enter the building via the entrance (Door H) located adjacent to the large smoke stack. The lot is one-way, entering via Carroll Street and exiting via Becker Street.

Those persons who either walk to or are dropped-off at the building during the evening hours are to enter the building via entrance (Door H) located adjacent to the smoke stack in the rear of the building.


 Learning Lab / Alternative Credit

A Learning Lab has been established to serve adult learners who need flexible study and scheduling arrangements. Learners may study for high school credit in English, Mathematics, or Social Studies; brush up on skills; learn basic reading, writing and math; learn to speak English; or prepare to take the HSE test while having the freedom, under most circumstances, to enroll.


 Special Programs and Presentations

During the course of the school year, efforts will be directed by Extended Program's staff and administration on a periodic basis toward arranging and scheduling selected community education programs and presentations of a special nature which are intended to add to the information, enrichment and enjoyment of our students, and in some instances, the general public as well. Your support for, as well as participation in these programs will be appreciated. Any suggestions or ideas you may have as to special kinds of programs, which you would like to have presented sometime during the year, are welcomed and should be turned in to the Adult Education Department. 


Student Credit and Attendance Requirements (Adult Secondary Credit)

One (1) high school credit will be awarded to a student completing established attendance and coursework requirements in an Adult Secondary Education class and receiving a passing grade. Adult Secondary Credit courses are ordinarily scheduled to meet in session for sixty (60) hours per session. However, special scheduling arrangements in the Learning Lab make it possible for a student enrolled in the Lab for credit on a supervised self-study basis rather than in a regularly scheduled class to accumulate additional attendance hours. Regular attendance is recognized as an essential component in the total teaching-learning process. Consequently, the following classroom minimum attendance requirements have been established for Adult Secondary Credit courses Regular classroom forty-eight (48) hours and Learning Lab (supervised, self-study).


Volunteer Tutors (RAINBOWMAKERS)

Hammond Adult Education is fortunate each year to receive volunteer help from persons who are trained to provide one-on-one tutoring to learners who are non or limited readers. Persons desiring to receive learning assistance from a volunteer tutor or to become a "RAINBOWMAKER" should contact the Adult Education Office.