High School Equivalency (HSE, GED)
10 WEEK COURSE | Weekly: 2 CLASSES | 9 Hours + Study
Our Adult Secondary Education program prepares students for college and career success.
Level - Intermediate & Advanced
Students enrolled in ASE are afforded rigorous instruction in content specific to workforce readiness.
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Students enrolled in ASE are afforded the opportunity to conduct their studies in a collaborative, technology rich learning environment preparing them for a successful transition to college or workforce readiness.
English Language Arts | ELA 200
10 week course
In this course, students determine an author’s purpose or point of view in a text and explain how it is conveyed and shapes the content and style of a text; interpret words and phrases that appear frequently in texts from a wide variety of disciplines, including determining connotative and figurative meanings from context and analyzing how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Students read and interpret informational, argumentative texts, as well as learn to appreciate the finer points of style and writing. Students can anticipate writing their own stories and resumes, along with various examples of narrative, expository, and persuasive writing. Upon completion of this class students will demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking and demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization and punctuation when writing. Student will develop the skills to determine the details of what is explicitly stated and make logical inferences or valid claims that square with textual evidence. Students who are enrolled in this class should expect large amounts of class work, homework, and online practice.
English Language Arts | ELA 300
10 week course
In this course students determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including if the reasoning was valid, as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence; edit to ensure correct use of capitalization and punctuation (e.g., proper nouns, titles, and beginnings of sentences); edit to eliminate run‐on sentences, fused sentences, or sentence fragments; integrate information presented in different media or formats, such as in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps, as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
At the end of the course, students will demonstrate academic independence; build strong content knowledge; respond to the varying demands of task, purpose, and audience; comprehend as well as critique; use technology and digital media strategically and capably; understand other perspectives and cultures; read and comprehend sufficiently complex functional and informational text selections; and pass the English Language, Social Studies, and Civics sections of the GED exam.
Mathematics | MAT 200
10 week course
In this course, students execute and apply core computations with precision and fluency to advance into Algebra and Geometry 300 courses. Students who are enrolled in this class should expect large amounts of class work, homework, and online practice.
At the end of the course, students will develop and apply number sense to solve a variety of real-life problems; apply data collection, data analysis, and probability to interpret, predict and/or solve real-life problems; apply knowledge of standard measurements to real-life situations, become proficient utilizing the GED Exam approved TI-30XS calculator; and prepare to proceed to MAT 300.
Mathematics | MAT 300
10 week course
In this course, students examine multiple representations of linear functions; they work with rational numbers & various expressions, analyze and solve linear equations & inequalities, interpret data analysis, graphs, probability, statistics, and polynomials. Students develop geometric skills and concepts and the ability to construct formal logical arguments and proofs in a geometric setting; they write and analyze proofs and formulas. Students know, derive, prove theorems, and solve problems involving a variety of geometric figures in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional systems; they are introduced to the basics of right triangle trigonometry. Students will use hands-on materials and become proficient utilizing the GED Exam approved TI-30XS calculator to solve problems where the algebra concepts are applied.
At the end of the course, students will apply quantitative and algebraic reasoning skills to a broad range of real-life and workplace contexts; use geometric properties, relationships, and methods to identify, analyze and solve real-life problems; exhibit adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, and productive disposition when solving problems with algebra and geometry; and pass the Mathematics and Science sections of the GED exam.
Literary Nonfiction Mechanics
Literary Nonfiction Sentence Structure
Literary Nonfiction Text Structure
Fiction The Writing Process
Fiction Text Type and Purposes
Identify Main Ideas and Details
Analyze Relationships within Texts
Interpret Words in Context
Examine Text Structure
Assess How Point of View Shapes Informational Text
Evaluate Textual Evidence
Analyze Structure Across Texts
A Computer, Laptop, or Notebook
Tablets and Smartphones are optional, but may not always be compatible with the format of all websites you will use for your studies.
Headset & Microphone
Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Presentation software
Necessary for some school assignments. ALPS recommends Gmail (free) with Docs, Sheets, & Slides.
A Quiet Space
Pencils, Pens, and Highlighters
Ruler, Calculator, Stapler, Tape, and Paper Clips
Backpack or Carry Bag
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