2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College and Career Readiness

General Overview

The College and Career Readiness Division has the responsibility of administering the following programs: Adult Basic Education, Adult High School, Adult Basic Education Transitions, English as a Second Language, Family Literacy, and High School Equivalency. The purpose of these programs is to identify, enroll, and guide eligible adults toward satisfying literacy needs and achieving a high school diploma or its equivalent as appropriate. Students having a high school diploma or its equivalent needing to increase their proficiencies in mathematics and language arts are also eligible to enroll in any applicable program.

Registration is free for all prospective students. Textbooks are provided by the college, and instructional materials used have been prepared with an emphasis on individual needs and interests.

All adults 18 years or older are eligible to enroll in our basic education programs. Minors, 16-17 years of age, under special circumstances, may enroll with permission from the public school superintendent. 

Each enrolled student is evaluated to determine educational needs and periodically tested to assess progress toward fulfilling goals. Upon completion of goals, students are either advised to further educational endeavors or referred to programs toward developing technical and occupational skills.

Both daytime and evening classes are held in various communities throughout the county. Partnerships are created with various community, state and federal agencies or institutions to enhance efforts toward eliminating functional illiteracy. For further information, please call 910-272-3607.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Basic Education is designed to assist students seeking the Adult High School Diploma or the High School Equivalency, whose current entry level academic performance is below the high school level, prepare for transition into an Adult High School Program.  This program is also designed to assist those who seek to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. All materials have been especially prepared for the adult learner. For further information, please call 910-272-3607.

Adult High School Program (AHS)

The Adult High School Program is designed so that adults may complete the requirements for the AHS diploma.  Skills to improve verbal and written communications, science, and social studies are emphasized as well as a variety of electives are offered to allow students to earn units and graduate.

An Adult High School Diploma is awarded when test scores indicate that required achievement level has been attained, and when required subject matter has been satisfactorily completed. This subject matter includes reading, English expression, mathematics, science, and social studies. The diploma is awarded by Robeson Community College in affiliation with the Public Schools of Robeson County. The AHS program is approved by the State Board of Education, and meets the requirements of higher learning. For further information, please call 910-272-3607.

High School Equivalency (HSE)

The High School Equivalency Program is designed for adults who have not completed high school and want to earn an equivalent high school diploma. This equivalent is generally accepted on a basis equal to a high school diploma for employment, military service, promotions, or further education. A fee is required prior to testing. The testing options are the General Educational Development (GED) test or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Exam.  For further information, please call 910-272-3607.

Family Literacy Education (Family Lit)

The Family Literacy Program encompasses the way parents, children, and extended family members use literacy at home, work, school, and in their community life.  Family Literacy classes provide interactive literacy activities between parents and their children; provide training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children; provide parent literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency; and provides age-appropriate education to prepare children for success in school and life experiences. For further information, please call 910-272-3607. 

Adult Basic Education Transitions (ABET)

The Adult Basic Education Transitions Program is designed to assist adults with intellectual disabilities to become more independent and self-directing and to acquire skills to meet and manage community, social work and personal adult responsibilities. 

In addition, the ABET program was approved to implement the Project Search Program. Project Search is a unique, business led, one-year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. Upon completion of this program students are assisted with finding jobs in their local community. For further information, please call 910-272-3607.

English As A Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language Program is designed for persons who have limited English proficiency. Conversational English will be stressed, as well as vocabulary, spelling, and reading as it relates to everyday life. In addition, instruction in citizenship will be provided for those adults wishing to seek U. S. Citizenship. For further information, please call 910-272-3607.