High School Completion | Clover Park Technical College
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High School Completion

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Policy

Individuals who have not earned their high school diploma may choose to do so by completing some of their high school graduation requirements at Clover Park Technical College.

Options for students between the ages of 16-20:

  • Running Start
  • Elective High School
  • Northwest Career & Technical High School
  • Dual-Enrollment with Northwest Career & Technical High School and another high school

Other options:

  • Adult High School Completion - age 20 or older
  • HS21+ - age 21 or older
  • High School Equivalency Test (HSET; formerly known as GED) - anyone who has not earned a high school diploma

NOTE: Students who have earned a high school credential outside of the US are not eligible to earn the High School Equivalency Test (HSET) credential.

Procedure

Running Start

  • 11th and 12th grade students from area high schools may choose to attend CPTC professional-technical programs.
  • Interested students will meet with the CPTC Running Start Counselor.
  • Students must meet Running Start eligibility requirements.
  • Students will earn a high school diploma from their high school and college credit from CPTC that may lead to a college certificate or degree.
  • Students earning a CPTC degree or certificate must apply for graduation using the online form or the paper option available in the Enrollment Services office.

Elective High School

  • Students under age 21 may attend CPTC professional/technical programs toward the completion of the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Science – T or a certificate while completing high school requirements.
  • Interested students will contact the Northwest Career and Technical High School office to begin this program.
  • NWCTHS staff will notify the Enrollment Services office when the student completes their high school requirements so the high school diploma can be entered into the student record.

Northwest Career & Technical High School

  • Students between the ages of 16-20 may contact the NWCTHS office for information about this high school option.
  • Students will enroll part-time in a technical program while completing the requirements to earn a high school diploma.
  • NWCTHS staff will notify the Enrollment Services office when the student completes their high school requirements so the high school diploma can be entered into the student record.

Dual Enrollment with another high school
 

  • Students between the ages of 16-20 may be concurrently enrolled part-time in a professional/technical program at CPTC and completing requirements to graduate at their home high school.

Adult High School Completion

Adults 20 years of age or older who have not earned a high school diploma must complete the following actions to enroll in the adult high school completion program:

  • Contact the High School office to make an appointment with the High School advisor.

Bring your high school and/or any college transcript(s) to your appointment; create an education plan with the High School advisor. High School 21+ (HS21+)

Adults who are 21 years of age or older and who have not earned a high school diploma must complete the following actions to enroll in the HS21+ program:

  • Provide the Basic Skills office with a copy of their high school diploma/transcript for review
  • Meet with the ABE Education Director to determine what high school credits are remaining for completion
  • Complete the CASAS assessment
  • Follow the registration processes outlined in WABERS+ Student Intake Procedures, then register for the appropriate classes needed for high school completion
  • A minimum of five (5) credits must be earned at Clover Park Technical College to be awarded an HS 21+ high school diploma.

General Education Development (GED)

Interested students must complete the following actions:

  • Create an account at www.ged.com.
  • Students can take practice tests at www.ged.com to see if they are ready for the high school equivalency diploma exam or if they need classes. 
  • If classes are needed, new students must contact the Basic Skills office for completion of State approved in-take documentation.
  • Complete the CASAS assessment
  • Schedule a 20 minute appointment set with program navigator
  • When instructors feel students are ready to test they will recommend students take the practice test.  If scores are high enough students can register to take the test through www.ged.com

 

Adopted: 2004

Revised:  2013