Adult High School

The purpose of the Adult High School diploma program, established through a mutual agreement between the Carteret County Public School System and Carteret Community College, is to provide testing, guidance, and instruction which will enable an adult student to complete the requirements for and be awarded an Adult High School diploma.

Persons 16 and 17 years of age can be enrolled with the permission of the superintendent of schools. The program consists of core courses required by the Department of Public Instruction along with an array of electives to select from.  The number of credits (20 or 28) varies depending upon the specific affiliation agreement between the community college and the local public school system.

The summer semester for Adult High School (AHS) begins May 21, 2018. A mandatory AHS orientation is required prior to enrollment in the AHS program.
Orientation Dates
05-16-2018    Wednesday, 1 – 5 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 115; or
05-17-2018    Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 115

For more information, contact the Basic Skills office at 252-222-6195.

English IV
English IV refines writing skills, beginning with a review of sentence structure and the writing process. Emphasis is placed upon recognizing and eliminating common errors in writing and focusing on clarity and coherence while developing a personal style. A brief overview of British literature highlights major literary movements and representative writers.
Course Fee: No registration fee–Book Fee: none

Start Date
05-21-2018     M/T/W/Th   8:30 am-12:30 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 112
07-02-2018    M/T/W/Th    8:30 am-12:30 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 112

Career Exploration & Transitions
Students explore their strengths, skills, and abilities to choose career pathways. Explore the world of work and job possibilities for students in transition. Students focus on career options and requirements to pursue professional, education, and life goals.
Course Fee: No registration fee–Book Fee: none
Start Date
07-02-2018     M/T/W/Th     8:30 am-12:30 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 113

Government/Economics
Through the study of Civics and Economics, students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens in an interdependent world. Students will need a practical understanding of these systems of civics and economics that affect their lives as consumers and citizens. As informed decision-makers, students will apply acquired knowledge to real life experiences. When studying the legal and political systems, students will become aware of their rights and responsibilities and put this information into practice. The economic, legal, political systems are balanced for presentation and, like other social studies subjects, this course lends itself to interdisciplinary teaching. The goals and objects are drawn from disciplines of political science, history, economics, geography, and jurisprudence.
Course Fee: No registration fee–Book Fee: None
Start Date
05-21-2018     M/T/W/Th     8:30 am-12:30 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 113

AHS Lab
A variety of AHS courses are offered in the AHS computer lab. The courses that are available in this lab include:
English I
English II
Government & Economics
World History I
World History II
U.S. History I
U.S. History II
Inner & Outer Space
Pre-Algebra
Algebra I
Geometry
Basic Math
Money Management
Earth Science
Physical Science
Geography
Biology
Human Body
Chemistry
World Wars
Social Psychology
Course work is provided by the self-paced A+ computer based software. The individual course contains a list of assignments that the student is required to complete before receiving credit for the course. In addition to the computer based training, individual instruction is provided by the instructor on an as needed basis.
Course Fee: No registration fee–Book Fee: none

Start Date
05-21-2018     M/T/W/Th     8:30 am-12:30 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 316a
07-02-2018    M/T/W/Th     8:30 am-12:30 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 316a