Department of Education

EIPCS is a Federally Registered School #062668393

General Information

 

The Florida Department of Education does not accredit, regulate, approve, or license K-12 private schools or public schools. Additionally, the Florida Department of Education does not officially recognize any of the various agencies that accredit private or public schools.

 

Section 1002.42, Florida Statutes, requires K-12 private schools to register with the department by completing an annual survey each year and explicitly provides that submitting annual survey data and being listed in the directory of private schools should not be used by any private school to imply approval or accreditation by the state. There are many organizations with widely variant quality standards and program requirements that accredit private schools. Requests for information about the accreditation of a specific school should be directed to the school staff or its designated accrediting agency. The acceptance of diplomas from private schools will be subject to the requirements of the receiving educational institution or employer.
 

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. 

           

Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework

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

 

ADULT GENERAL EDUCATION

Program Number: 9900010
CIP Number: 1532.010202
Grade Level: 30,31
Standard Length: 90 Hours

Purpose:

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 standards.


Program procedures for enrollment include the following:

A. Determining eligibility for enrollment:

  I. Declaration of intent or withdrawal form for students 16 or 17 years of age.
  II. 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.

 

Accommodations:

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.

 

Standards:

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.

Listed Below:

 

Language Arts      4 Credits

Mathematics         4 Credits

Social Studies       3 Credits

Science                  3 Credits

Electives              10 Credits

TOTAL:                 24 Credits


Grade Level Classifications:

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.

Notice: Florida is moving away from the Common Core State Standards.

On February 12, 2020, the state’s Department of Education adopted the Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards, a new system for measuring student development. These rigorous standards, which heavily focus on mathematics and English language arts skills, are designed to prepare students for success in college and beyond.

Florida’s Department of Education plans to roll out the B.E.S.T. Standards across public schools in stages, beginning with professional development for teachers in the 2020-2021 school year. By 2023, the state hopes to adopt the standards in full.