Nye County Adult Education is a program, which assists students who have not earned a High School Diploma, or those students who wish to take the General Educational Development Test (G.E.D.). Students must be 18 years of age or older to enroll. The Adult Education program may use the score from the General Educational Development test to waive credits that are required to earn the High School Diploma. Students must also take and pass all High School Proficiency tests to earn their diploma.
When students enroll in the program, staff will send for their transcripts from their previous high school and then conduct a credit review to see what credits they need for the credit requirements. Staff will counsel student’s as to what courses they need and the order in which to enroll in those courses.
Students in the program work as independent study students with assistance from the instructors in the program. Students will take one class at a time and must complete all the assignments for that class to earn the credit.
The Adult Education Program uses a variety of study methods for students to take and pass the classes needed. Students may take a class in a formal classroom setting, or may work independently on their own to complete a course. Students may work independently using a book curriculum or assigned course work using a computer program.
There is no mandatory attendance in the program although students must contact the instructor once a week. Instructors will monitor academic progress on subjects and assistance is available to all students.
Courses are offered which meet the requirements for the High School Diploma. Adult Education also offers courses in English Second Language (ESL), Citizenship, math proficiency for the GED and High School Proficiencies, and GED prep.