Region 10 Adult Education Celebrates Successful Year with Graduation Ceremony

Modified Angela Graduation 2016-8Region 10 Adult Education held a graduation ceremony earlier this month at Jeffersonville High School to celebrate the close of another successful program year. With a total of 1,073 students enrolled, Region 10 awarded 249 High School Equivalency diplomas and helped 61 students enter post-secondary education. Several students pursued new career opportunities with a total of 366 gaining employment.

Adult Education classes are free and open to any adult who needs college and career readiness skills, assistance in passing the high school equivalency exam, or English language literacy skills. Students receive an individual learning plan, work at their own pace, and use a variety of learning tools, including computer-based and distance learning, to reach their goals.

Modified Angela Graduation 2016-12Adults can attend an Adult Education class, even if they already hold an HSE or high school diploma, to brush up on college and career readiness skills to advance to college, military, apprenticeships, certification training or a career. Region 10 Adult Education classes also administer the Accuplacer for entrance into Ivy Tech Community College.

More than 23,000 adults in Region 10 do not hold a high school diploma or equivalency. According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, a high school graduate earns about $7,000 more per year than a non-graduate. Classes are offered in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.

To enroll, please call 812-981-3777. Visit Region 10 Adult Education online at www.region10adulteducation.com

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and the fiscal agent. 

What is the High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma?

By Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

The High School Equivalency (HSE) is an alternative for earning a high school diploma. The HSE Diploma can be earned after completing a test based on five subject areas including Math, Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies.

In 2014, the high school equivalency tests were scheduled to begin gradually increasing in rigor to help students and educators stay focused on fundamentals while increasing the level of knowledge required for a high school level diploma. The High School Equivalency (HSE) is the test students take in Indiana to earn the Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma, issued by the state. The HSE is the test that replaced the GED (General Education Development) in Indiana in January 2014.

Who can take the HSE exam?

  • Anyone living in Indiana for a minimum of 30 days before taking the test.
  • Those who have not already earned a diploma from an accredited high school in the U.S.
  • Students who are no longer enrolled in school and are at least 16 years of age.

How can a person prepare to pass the HSE exam?

How much does it cost to take the HSE exam?

  • $90 which includes all five parts of the test, test scoring, transcripts and diploma.
  • Scholarship funds may be available in some areas to help students offset the cost of the exam.

Adult Education classes are designed to assess an adult student to determine an individual learning plan as well as a career pathway if needed. Learners are allowed to study at their own rate, and they focus on their weakest subjects. As they master one level, they move up to the next level until they demonstrate their readiness to pass the HSE. Students can even work on their own time at home when class is not in session. The instructors are trained to help the adult learners reach their academic and career goals. Math specialists work one-on-one with students who are challenged by the higher level math skills that are required to pass the HSE.

Even after passing the HSE or even after receiving a high school diploma, adults can attend an adult education class to brush up on college and career readiness skills to advance to college, military, apprenticeships, certification training, or a career. Adult Education classes offer numerous online and study materials and administer the Accuplacer for entrance into Ivy Tech Community College.

Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

The program employs transition specialists who assist students in making career choices. Adult Education also refers students to various community agencies and resources to assist them in reaching their academic and career goals. WorkOne, Goodwill Southern Indiana, literacy programs, KentuckianaWorks College Access Center, Hope Southern Indiana, the New Albany Housing Authority, the Scott County Partnership, and Vocational Rehabilitation are some of the partnering agencies with Adult Education in Region 10.

As the Adult Education Director for Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties, I invite all adults who are interested in increasing their educational attainment and employment opportunities to call now to come back to school. It is never too late to learn.

Angela Kirlin is the Adult Education Director for the Scott County Economic Development Corporation, serving Economic Growth Region 10 including Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties.

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and the fiscal agent. 

Learn More about Adult Education in Scott County

When life gets in the way of your goals, there are a number of adult education opportunities in Scott County and surrounding areas to help you move forward. The Region 10 Adult Education team offers high school equivalency diploma classes, college preparation, career certifications and English Language Acquisition from several convenient locations across Southern Indiana.

Services are always free, and with effort and determination, you can make great progress in just a few months. Visit the Region 10 Adult Education new website to learn more, download a class schedule and register. You can also call (812) 981-3777 or connect on social media.

Adult Education - Taking TestAdult education is for all adults whether they have been out of school for years or have recently left the classroom. Individuals must meet the following eligibility requirements to receive Adult Education services:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age; or

  • Between sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) years of age, if a principal signs the student’s exit form. Individuals who are between sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) years of age must have the superintendent’s signature to take the high school equivalency assessment in accordance with IC 22-4.1-18.

Region 10 Adult Education serves Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana. The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and fiscal agent.