ERIC Number: ED427217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Cumberland Valley School District's "High School Diploma Program for Adults." Extension of 1995-96 "353 Grant." Earning a Regular High School Diploma with or without a GED. Final Report, 1997-98.
Gruber, Samuel C.
This document consists of a final report, informational packet, and training manual. These materials are from a 1997-98 extension of a project during which several educational agencies used the Cumberland Valley (Pennsylvania) diploma model to develop their own high school diploma program for implementation. The report itself describes the diploma programs as modified by the educational agencies to meet local needs and discusses the value of a high school diploma as an alternative to the General Educational Development diploma. An informational packet contains the following: an open letter to educational agencies from the superintendent of Cumberland Valley School District; the school district's rationale for a diploma program; financial strategies for supporting a high school diploma program; letters from partnerships; AchievE brochure with information about all facets of the diploma program; and an AchievE workbook that lists the life skills divided into these areas--consumer economics, community resources, government and law, health, occupational knowledge, global studies, and writing seminars. The training manual contains the following: program goals; the target population; discussion of the diagnostic and final assessments; responsibilities of the adult education committee, director, administrative assistant, staff, and counselor; student recruitment; and calendar. Appendixes include the competencies as they appear in the AchievE workbook, application, and sample letters. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cumberland Valley School District, Mechanicsburg, PA.