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 spring semester for Adult High School (AHS) begins January 8, 2018. A mandatory AHS orientation is required prior to enrollment in the AHS program.
Orientation Dates
01-03-2018 Wednesday, 1 – 5 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 115; or
01-04-2018 Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 115

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

English III
English III focuses on writing skills, beginning with a review of sentence structure and paragraph development and advancing to essays comprised of the four forms of discourse – expository, argumentative, descriptive and narrative. A brief overview of American literature highlights major literary movements and representative writers.
Course Fee: No registration fee–Book Fee: none

Start Date
01-08-2018   M/T/W/Th    8:30 – 9:45 am, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 112

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
01-08-2018     M/T/W/Th   9:45 – 11 am, 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
01-08-2018     M/T/W/Th     9:45 am-11 am, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 113

Film Literature I
This course will be delivered using an extensive list of literature and film which deals with teens making the often rocky and uneven journey from childhood to adulthood. Movies and books about the rite of passage from childhood to adulthood have always been popular because people relate easily to the characters and their stories. Audiences love these tales of self-discovery, the loss of childhood innocence, and personal growth because they experience nostalgic and sentimental memories of their own youth. There will be extensive reading in class with expected out-of-class reading assigned. This reading will be used to develop an on-going written and oral conversation revolving around meaningful and significant aspects of the texts, stories and films students are studying. Evaluation will involve quizzes, tests, discussions, small group activities, projects and writing.
Course Fee: No registration fee–Book Fee: none

Start Date
01-08-2018     M/T/W/Th     11 am-12:15 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 112

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
01-08-2018     M/T/W/Th     8:30 – 9:45 am, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 113

World History
World History is a survey course that gives students the opportunity to explore recurring themes of human experience common to civilizations around the globe from ancient to contemporary times. An historical approach will be at the center of the course. The application of the themes of geography and an analysis of the cultural traits of civilizations will help students understand how people shape their world and how their world shapes them. As students examine the historical roots of significant events, ideas, movements, and phenomena, they encounter the contributions and patterns of living in civilizations around the world. Students broaden their historical perspectives as they explore ways societies have dealt with continuity and change, exemplified by issues such as war and peace, internal stability and strife, and the development of institutions. To become informed citizens, students require knowledge of the civilizations that have shaped the development of the United States.
Course Fee: No registration fee–Book Fee: None
Start Date
01-08-2018     M/T/W/Th     11 am-12:15 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
01-08-2018     M/T/W/Th     8:30 am-3:15 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 316a

AHS Friday 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
01-19-2018     Fridays     8:30 am-2 pm, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 316a