High School Diploma Adult Basic Education GED

Due to Covid-19, High School/ABE/GED classes will be changed for Fall 2020
More information coming soon...


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
Room 103
Mon-Thu
9:00am-12:00pm
Mon-Thu
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
(1) 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
Location: DeJean Middle School, enter at corner of 35th St and Chanslor Ave, Richmond
Building E, Room 103

January Morning

Evening
Friday, 1/24 or 1/31
9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, 1/9 or 1/16
5:00 - 8:00pm

February Morning

Evening
(No morning dates)
Thursday, 2/6 or 2/13
5:00 - 8:00pm

March Morning

Evening
Friday, 3/20 or 3/27
9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, 3/5 or 3/12
5:00 - 8:00pm

April Morning

Evening
Friday, 4/17 or 4/24
9:00am - 12:00pm
(No evening dates)

(2) 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.

(3) 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
Room 103
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
LOCATION
Culinary Demo
Thu
Jan 16
9:30am-12:00pm
Contra Costa College
College Readiness Week
Tues-Thu, Feb 25-27
AM & PM times
WCCAE
Financial Aid Workshop
Wed
Feb 5
6:30-8:00pm
DeJean Adult Ed Campus
Bldg E, Rm 103
Financial Aid Workshop
Tue
Feb 11
10:00am-12:00pm
DeJean Adult Ed Campus
Bldg E, Rm 103
Contra Costa College Information
& Application
Thu
Feb 27
10:00am-12:00pm
Alvarado Campus
Career Readiness Week
Tue-Thu
Mar 3-5
(To be determined)
DeJean Adult Ed Campus
Bldg E, Rm 103
West County Workforce Development Board Job Fair
March
10:00am-1:00pm
Contra Costa College
SparkPoint Welcome Group Orientation
Tue
Mar 24
12:30-2:00pm
DeJean Adult Ed Campus
Bldg E, Rm 103
Contra Costa College Tour
Wed
Mar 25
9:30am-12:00pm
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College Information
& Application
Tue
Apr 21
6:30-8:00pm
Richmond HS Adult Ed Campus
Contra Costa College Information
& Application
Thu
Apr 23
12:30-2:30pm
DeJean Adult Ed Campus
Bldg E, Rm 103
Contra Costa College Information
& Application
Tue
May 12
12:30-2:30pm
DeJean Adult Ed Campus
Bldg E, Rm 103
Contra Costa College Information
& Application
Thu
May 14
(Tentative)
6:30-8:00pm
DeJean Adult Ed Campus
Bldg E, Rm 103

• 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
NOTE: No online registration for GED classes. Choose dates that work for you, and call the Alvarado Office at (510) 231-1453, or email adulted@wccusd.net to register.
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. When you are ready to take a test, register for the Pearson Vue GED Exam at www.myged.com.

GED® TEST PREPARATION - PHASE I - ASSESSMENT
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.


GETTING A GED/HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TRANSCRIPT
To request your High School Equivalency transcript (formerly known as GED), please contact https:ged.com/life_after_ged or call Customer Service at 1-866-895-9960.


UPCOMING ORIENTATION DATES for Winter/Spring 2020
(Please call to register: (510) 231-1453)
 


February

March

May
Wednesdays, 2/5 and 2/12
9:00am - 2:00pm
(Must attend both days)
Saturdays, 3/14 and 3/21
9:00am - 2:00 pm
(Must attend both days)
Saturdays, 5/2 and 5/9
9am - 2pm
(Must attend both days) 

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.
No classes Feb 21, Apr 2, Apr 4



CLASE DE PREPARACION PARA GED® - FASE I - EVALUACION
NOTA: No hay registro en línea para las clases de GED. Elija las fechas que más le convengan y llame a la Oficina de Alvarado al (510) 231-1453, o envíe un correo electrónico a adulted@wccusd.net para registrarse.
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 so están preparados para tomar el examen del GED® en inglés o en español. Después de completar todas las pruebas, el instructor les ayudará a decidir so están preparados para tomar el examen oficial del GED®, ir a la Fase II o a Educación a Distancia. Estudiantes deben tener un correo electrónico activo.

CLASE DE PREPARACION PARA GED® - FASE II
Todos los nuevos candidatos del GED® deben participar en la Fase I. Los estudiantes deben completar las 10 horas del curse. Dicho curso consiste en la evaluación de destrezas para determinar so están preparados para tomar el examen del GED® en inglés o en español. Después de completar todas las pruebas, el instructor les ayudará a decidir so están preparados para tomar el examen oficial del GED®, ir a la Fase II o a Educación a Distancia. Estudiantes deben tener un correo electrónico activo.

PROXIMOS CURSOS
(Por favor llámenos para registrarse: (510) 231-1453)

Febrero

Marzo

Abril
Sábados, 1 feb y 8 feb
9:00am - 2:00pm
(Debe asistir los dos días)
Miércoles 4 mar y 11 mar
9:00am - 2:00 pm
(Debe asistir los dos días)
Sábados, 18 abr y 25 abr
9:00am - 2:00pm
(Debe asistir los dos días)
 
PREPARACION PARA LOS EXAMENES DE GED - FASE II – APRENDIZAJE A DISTANCIA
Esta clase es para aquellas personas que han terminado la evaluación de conocimientos en la Fase I y quieren estudiar y llevar tarea para hacer por su cuenta en casa y regresarla semanalmente. Cuando estudiantes se reúnen con el instructor del programa de GED ® Aprendizaje a Distancia, ellos recibirán tutorias individuales y tarea que le ayudara a enfocarse en los exámenes para obtener el certificado del GED®.