ERIC Number: ED402495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Cumberland Valley School District's "High School Diploma Program for Adults." How This Program Can Be Modeled by Local School Districts and Educational Agencies.
Gruber, Samuel C.
Since 1976, the Cumberland Valley School District (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) has offered an external high school diploma program for adults that combines academic achievement with life skill competencies. In 1995-1996, the Cumberland Valley School District received funds to recruit three educational agencies/school districts willing to replicate its high school diploma program for adults. A booklet explaining how to replicate the program was developed, and the life skills used in the diploma program were updated. After presentations describing the High School Diploma Program for Adults had been made at regional staff development workshops across Pennsylvania, three local school districts agreed to initiate high school diploma programs modeled after the Cumberland Valley School District's program (Northwest Intermediate Unit #5, Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29, and Metropolitan Career Center and the Philadelphia School District). The workshop presentations of the program were extremely well received. The biggest barrier to acceptance of the model program was General Educational Development (GED) providers' fear of losing their programs. (Appendixes constituting more than 80% of this report contain the following: AchievE brochure; "How-To Booklet"; findings from the Region 1 workshop evaluation; proposal for a high school diploma for adults instead of a GED certificate; and sample partnership letter.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Cumberland Valley School District, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania