CHAPTER Ed 700ADULT HIGH SCHOOL, BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM AND HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM

 

PART Ed 701DEFINITIONS

 

Statutory Authority:RSA 186:61, 62 P.L. 89-750

 

††††††††† Ed 701.01Definitions. - RESERVED

 

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PART Ed 702ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM

 

††††††††† Ed 702.01Establishment of an Adult High School Diploma Program.A secondary school educational program shall be offered in regular adult evening programs or adult high schools conducted under the auspices of a local school department and approved by the department leading to a high school diploma or an adult high school diploma.

 

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††††††††† Ed 702.02Certification of Teachers.

 

††††††††† (a)Except as provided in Ed 702.02(b), teachers shall be certified for the subjects they are teaching in accordance with Ed 500.

 

††††††††† (b)The following individuals shall be qualified instructors for the subjects they are teaching in accordance with local school district policy when they do not meet the certification requirements of Ed 500:

 

(1)Teachers who are certified in special education;

 

(2)Teachers who have 5 or more years of experience in the private sector in areas including, but not limited to, computer technology, biology, journalism;

 

(3)Teachers who have 3 or more years of experience teaching in a subject area at a private high school;

 

(4)Teachers who are certified to teach K-8;

 

(5)Teachers who have previously taught in an adult high school program;

 

(6)Teachers who are certified in other states with which New Hampshire has reciprocal certification;

 

(7)Teachers who are certified, but teaching outside their area of certification; and

 

(8)Teachers who have prior teaching experience at the college or university level.

 

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Ed 702.03Transfer from Day to Evening Programs.

 

(a)A student presently enrolled in a regular high school program may transfer to the adult high school program with written recommendation of the studentís principal, as well as written consent of the studentís parent or guardian if the student has not attained the age of majority.

 

(b)Not withstanding (a) above certain in-school youth may earn credits via the adult high school programs.

 

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Ed 702.04Eligibility.The student shall be at least 16 years of age to enroll in an adult high school program.

 

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††††††††† Ed 702.05Credit Hours.

 

††††††††† (a)Each student shall successfully complete a minimum program of 20 units for graduation including 11 Ĺ units as outlined in Table 702-1:

 

Table 702-1

 

Subjects and Units of Credit for An Adult High School Diploma

 

Subject

Units of Credit

Social Science

Including

U.S. History††††††††††††††††† 1 unit

Economics††††††††††††††††††† Ĺ unit

Civics†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ĺ unit

3 units

English

4 units

Mathematics

2 units

Science

2 units

Computer Literacy

Ĺ unit

 

††††††††† (b)Except as provided in Ed 702.06 each one credit subject offered in this program shall meet for not less than 45 hours.

 

††††††††† (c)Except as provided in Ed 702.06 each one half credit subject offered in this program shall meet for not less than 22Ĺ hours.

 

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††††††††† Ed 702.06Sources of High School Credit.

 

††††††††† (a)Sources of high school credit shall include:

 

(1)Previous high school work completed for which credit was granted by an approved high school and/or accredited post-secondary institution;

 

(2)Course work successfully completed in the adult high school program; and

 

(3)Work experiences and non-high-school educational experience according to the following requirements:

 

a.Credits for apprenticeship programs that meet the requirements of local adult high schools shall be given upon review as to curriculum, time spent in class, scope and quality of instruction;

 

b.A maximum of 2 credits may be earned by observation/practicum experiences in business, industry and/or other institutions that meet the requirements of local adult high schools;

 

c.Successful completion of course competency requirements pursuant to Ed 306.27(d) as established by the local adult high school program;

 

d.One credit may be earned through work in the home of 2 years duration or more;

 

e.One credit in addition to the credit earned in Ed 702.06(a)(3)d. may be earned by a student who demonstrates sufficient competency in aspects of homemaking such as household budgeting, child care, or meal preparation by passing a test developed by the local adult high school program director for the purpose of earning the credit in this clause;

 

f.A maximum of 2 credits may be earned by students who successfully pass high school final examinations when the final examination is for a course that is an elective and not a required course;

 

g.Unlimited numbers of credits may be earned from accredited institutions, licensed trade schools, business schools, colleges, extension courses, distance learning, web-based courses, correspondence courses and extended learning opportunities (ELO) that meet the requirements of local adult high schools;

 

h.A maximum of 2 credits may be earned by a studentís supervised direct involvement in a voluntary community service activity that meets requirements established by the local adult high school program director;

 

i.One credit may be earned for work experience that meets requirements established by the local adult high school program director in one occupation or family of skills.A maximum of 2 work experience credits may be earned by a student with experience in more than one occupation or family of skills; and

 

j.One credit shall be granted for military service resulting in an honorable discharge.

 

††††††††† (b)Procedures for documenting the awarding of credit in Ed 702.06(a)(3) shall be the responsibility of the local adult high school program director.

 

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††††††††† Ed 702.07Attendance Policies.Local adult high school programs may establish attendance policies which set minimum standards for awarding course credit.

 

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††††††††† Ed 702.08Graduation Requirements.

 

††††††††† (a)A student shall successfully complete at least one adult high school class before the student is eligible to receive a high school diploma or an adult high school diploma.

 

††††††††† (b)The adult high school graduate shall receive his or her high school diploma or adult high school diploma from the school system where the student completed the requirements for the diploma as specified in Ed 702.08(a).

 

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PART Ed 703ADULT BASIC EDUCUCATION PROGRAM

 

Statutory Authority:RSA 194:18; 194:19; P.L. 89-750

 

††††††††† Ed 703.01Adult Basic Education.ďAdult basic education (A.B.E.)Ē means education for adults whose inability to speak, write or read the English language constitutes a substantial impairment of their ability to get or retain employment and prevents them from participating fully in family life or in their community.

 

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††††††††† Ed 703.02Student Eligibility.

 

††††††††† (a)A student eligible for education assistance shall:

 

(1)Be at least 16 years of age;

 

(2)Have math or reading scores below an 8.9 grade level; and

 

(3)Be an individual who:

 

a.Lacks sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to enable the individual to function effectively in society;

 

b.Does not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and has not achieved an equivalent level of education; or

 

c.Is unable to speak, read, or write the English language.

 

††††††††† (b)A student in adult basic education classes:

 

(1)Shall be eligible for services in accordance with RSA 189:1-a;

 

(2)Shall be provided instructional materials without cost; and

 

(3)Shall not be charged fees or tuition.

 

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PART Ed 704HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM

 

Statutory Authority:RSA 186:61

 

††††††††† Ed 704.01Minimum Test Scores for High School Equivalency Certificate.The state board shall establish the minimum passing test scores for any high school equivalency test.

 

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††††††††† Ed 704.02Admission to Testing.

 

††††††††† (a)The applicant for high school equivalency testing shall be 18 years old or qualify under (d) below.

 

††††††††† (b)All applicants shall submit an application for high school equivalency testing to the testing center of the applicantís choice.

 

††††††††† (c)Each applicant shall:

 

(1)Be physically residing in New Hampshire; or

 

(2)Have a legal residence within the state.

 

††††††††† (d)An applicant under 18 years of age wishing to take the high school equivalency test shall receive permission from the superintendent of schools of the school or designee of the school district in which he or she resides or qualify under (e) below.

 

††††††††† (e)In order to receive permission to take the high school equivalency test an applicant under the age of 18 shall:

 

(1)Be at least 16 years of age;

 

(2)Demonstrate that he or she has passed the certified practice test with scores equal to or above the minimum required for passing the high school equivalency test; and

 

(3)Meets any additional qualifications for testing set by the test publisher.

 

††††††††† (f)Home schooled students age 16 or 17 may register to take the high school equivalency test if a participating agent as defined in Ed 315.02 of the studentís home school program attests that the student has completed the home schooling program pursuant to RSA 193:1,I(f)(2), and that the student has passedthe certified practice test and meets any additional qualifications for testing set by the test publisher.

 

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††††††††† Ed 704.03Transcripts of the High School Equivalency Certificate.Transcripts of the high school equivalency test may be obtained from the bureau of adult education or the original testing center.

 

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APPENDIX

 

RULE NUMBER

STATUTE IMPLEMENTED

 

 

Ed 702

RSA 186:61

Ed 702.02(b)

RSA 186:61, I

Ed 703.01

RSA 194:18-19, PL 105.220

Ed 703.02

RSA 194:18-19, PL 105.220

Ed 704

RSA 186:61