This program provides a student with an optional means to receive a regular high school diploma from his/her home high school without attending the regular high school setting as long as he/she completes all the requirements of the program. The student has the opportunity to earn both a GED Diploma as well as a high school diploma at the same time and can possibly graduate on time.
The Option Pathway requirements are rigorous and both students and parents must fully commit to completing the program requirements. Identified students for the Option Pathway are: One (1) year or more behind ninth grade cohort, or at risk of dropping out of school, or age inappropriate according to grade level.
One of the following options could make it possible for him/her to remain in school, take the GED Exams, and graduate on time.
Designed for students who have failed major core courses and are in the 9th, 10th, 11th grade, or 12th grade. (A student in the 11th or 12th grade must already be enrolled in and passing a CTE pathway.
Attends GED preparation classes and passes the GED Tests as given.
Completes a 21st Century Global Skills job preparation program.
Completes the four (4) required core courses in a CTE skilled pathway concentration or any program of study resulting in a certification.
Meets standards on the Work Keys job skills assessment, if applicable.
OPTION 2: (Credit Recovery)
Designed for high school seniors who have failed a major core course and who are in jeopardy of not meeting the high school graduation requirements with their cohort.
Receives GED preparation classes in the deficient required content area for graduation. (if student only needs class he/she has failed, he/she may take the GED preparation class for that deficient area; if student is deficient in classes never taken, he/she must take all 5 GED preparation classes and complete all 5 of GED Tests to get credit in that area).
Passes the content area GED Test by achieving the minimum passing score of 450 as determined by the State GED Office.
Continues attending and maintaining passing grades in all other classes as required by Policy 2510.
Designed for the student who is dropping out of school.
Student is encouraged to take the GED Pre-test to see if they are capable of passing the GED Test.
Student should be encouraged to take the GED Test prior to leaving the public school system.
This student will be entered in WVEIS as a dropout and then changed to "Attained a GED Diploma"
This coding will not be counted in the graduation rate.
If you or your child are interested in learning more about this program contact your high school counselor/principal for more information and a student application packet.