ERIC Number: ED162092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Non-Traditional Weekend Adult High School: The South Plainfield Experience. A Replication Manual.
Lenox, James A.; Spinner, Ruth
This manual examines components of a non-traditional adult high school program. It is intended to aid districts interested in establishing similar programs. The first of five parts defines the role of the weekend non-traditional high school as designed to meet the needs of undereducated adults who are unable to participate in evening high school programs and/or who are uninterested in a program oriented toward high school equivalency (general education development). The weekend program is oriented toward filling the needs of adults who have informally acquired competency in many areas and wish to acquire other skills. Part 2 reviews steps involved in initial program planning, curriculum development, and local and county approval. The third part provides guidelines for planning a publicity campaign. It also discusses staffing needs, scheduling and materials, and record keeping. Part 4 explains the components of the program designed to assist students through counseling, testing, and program planning. It also provides student profiles of ten graduates. The last section reviews the high school's financing and explains the budget. Program consolidation is also discussed. Finally, problems and issues revolving around basic diploma requirements, minimum competency requirements, and attendance are addressed. Appendixes contain guidelines, news releases, and a number of sample forms. (CSS)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Programs, Case Studies, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Degree Requirements, Educational Assessment, High School Equivalency Programs, High Schools, Independent Study, Nontraditional Students, Program Development, Public School Adult Education, Publicize, Secondary Education, Teachers, Testing, Weekend Programs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education Trenton. Bureau of Adult, Continuing, Community Education.; South Plainfield Board of Education, NJ.
Authoring Institution: South Plainfield Adult School, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests