Florida State Standards & Curriculum

Educators Inc. Private Christian Schools has adopted the Florida Department of Education state status and curriculum standards for Adult Education Programs. All guidelines, framework, class descriptions, and etc. are listed below for your information. We are always updating our framework as new information becomes available. 


July 2011

Florida Department of Education
Curriculum Framework

Program Title:        Adult High School
Program Type:       Adult Education
Career Cluster:      N/A



Program Number 9900010
CIP Number 1532.010202
Grade Level 30,31
Standard Length 90 Hours
Bachelors or Higher


The purpose of this program is to prepare students for academic and personal success through
obtaining the necessary credits required to meet their personal educational goals whether it is
high school completion, successful completion of a career/technical training course, or
completion of any other academic subject that is not purely career/technical in nature. This
program strives to motivate students to utilize the acquired skills in the workforce and to
achieve career and technical training and job placement success.

Program Structure

Adult High School (AHS) is graded and characterized by individualized, self-paced
instructional modules and performance based evaluation. Placement into the program is based
on an individual’s high school transcript. A variety of resources including computers, tape
recorders, cassette players, videos, CD-ROMS, and interactive videos may be used in AHS
courses. Modifications to equipment and curriculum or special accommodations may be
required based on student need.

This program framework is correlated to the K-12 Next Generation Standards as courses
offered must be the same as those in the K-12 program (see Florida Course Code Descriptions
for Grades 6-12, Basic and Adult Education Manual). The standards are benchmarked.
Benchmarks describe the student achievement that the state will hold schools accountable for
students learning in the subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies,
the arts (music, visual arts, dance, theater), health, physical education, and foreign languages.
The domains, strands, standards and benchmarks, which comprise the Next Generation
Standards, are State Board of Education adopted. Rule 6A-1.09401, FAC, requires public
schools to provide appropriate instruction to assist students in the achievement of these

Program procedures for enrollment include the following:

A. Determining eligibility for enrollment:

1. Declaration of intent or withdrawal form for students 16 or 17 years of age.
2. Legal withdrawal from elementary or secondary school with the exceptions
noted in Rule 6A-6.014, FAC.

B. Diagnosing learning difficulties as necessary.

C. Prescribing individualized instruction.

D. Correlating subject areas with Next Generation Standards.

E. Managing learning activities.

F. Evaluating student progress.


Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with
disabilities to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Students with disabilities in
adult education programs must self-identify, provide documentation, and request
accommodations, if needed. It is recommended that accommodations be identified on a
Transition Individual Educational Plan (TIEP), a Section 504 Accommodations Plan, or the
development of a plan with their service provider. Accommodations received in secondary
education may differ from those received in adult education. Accommodations change the way
the student is instructed. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as
instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands, schedules,
learning environment, assistive technology, and special communication systems.
Documentation of the accommodations requested, and provided, should be maintained in a
confidential file.


Except as provided elsewhere in law, the graduation requirements for adults shall be the same
as those for secondary students. To obtain a regular adult education diploma, a student must
earn twenty-four credits, successfully complete the FCAT or earn passing concordant scores on
the SAT or ACT, pass End of Course Exams as appropriate, and maintain a GPA in accordance
with State of Florida guidelines. Minimum requirements for an adult high school diploma,
Sections 1003.428 and 1003.43(6), F.S., are:

Language Arts      4 Credits

Mathematics         4 Credits

Social Studies       3 Credits

Science                  3 Credits

Electives              10 Credits

TOTAL:                 24 Credits

Grade level classifications are:

9th Grade = 0-6 Credits 11th Grade = 13-18 Credits

10th Grade = 7-12 Credits 12th Grade = 19 or more Credits

*Note: Please refer to F.S. 1003.428; Revised, for the most current graduation
requirements for students who entered the 9th grade in 2007-2008 and after and F.S.
1003.43 for requirements for students who enrolled prior to 2007-2008. Exemptions for
all Adult High School students, regardless of the date of enrollment, can be found in

1003.43(6). Physical education and Fine/Performing Arts are not required but students
must still complete the minimum 24 credits. The laboratory requirement may also be
waived by the district or college if facilities are not available. Local providers may require
additional credits for high school graduation.