January 3, 2012 > Drop-in Day scheduled at Fremont Adult School
Drop-in Day scheduled at Fremont Adult School
Submitted By Gladys Kiefer
As part of a state-wide effort by California Adult Schools to reach adults without a high school diploma, Fremont Adult and Continuing Education in Fremont will participate in the 26th annual Drop-in Day for Dropouts, on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Throughout that day private, individualized high school diploma counseling will be provided on a walk-in, no appointment basis. Drop-in Day participants will receive specific recommendations as to how they can best proceed to earn a diploma. Many persons without a diploma are not aware that job experience, previous high school work and certain other activities can count for diploma credit.
"The best solution to the dropout problem is to keep our children in school. However, the many excellent programs, with that as their goal, don't take into account the tens of thousands of adults who never graduated and for whom there is no staying in school or even returning to their old high school," said Mr. Giudici, Principal at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education. "Drop-in Day is an outreach to these people. We want them to know about the literacy instruction, diploma program and GED Preparation and testing services that we have here at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education. They are low cost, scheduling is flexible and students proceed at their own pace; there is no competitive pressure," concluded Mr. Giudici.
High school diploma and GED Test Preparation classes are designed for working adults and the following teaching methods are available to all students: teacher directed classes, high school learning center and independent study.
While a major goal at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education is providing second opportunities for adults who were unable to complete the traditional kindergarten through 12th grade schooling, that's just part of the story. The school also offers educational programs for handicapped adults, senior citizens, parents, and adults newly arrived from foreign lands. Career and Technical Education and job training is another important element of the curriculum at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education. The school also offers a variety of community education courses at nominal fees.
Thursday, Jan 12
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fremont Adult School and Continuing Education
4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont