Created for those persons with current skills below the 9th grade level, this group of classes is designed to improve employability through instruction in mathematics, reading, language, and workforce readiness skills. It is intended for those adults who want to obtain new, or improve existing skills. For those who do not have a high school diploma, this program will prepare students for enrollment into the GED preparation courses.
Component I Grades 4 – 6
Component II Grades 6 – 8
Component III Grades 8 – 10
Component IV Grades 10 – 12
Placement into a component will be based on the pre-test assessment scores at time of enrollment.
Students will become knowledgeable in number systems and the way numbers are used in the real world. The basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division will be practiced with whole and mixed numbers, decimals, fractions, and percentages. The use of measurement and estimates will be recognized as well as patterns, relations, and functions. This knowledge will be used in solving word, money, and other consumer math problems. Data from graphs, charts, maps and other printed materials will be interpreted and used in arithmetic operations. Two and three dimensional shapes will be identified. Theories related to numbers will be understood and built upon in the areas of algebra and geometry.
Students will learn and apply basic grammatical rules and concepts, including capitalization and punctuation. They will learn to organize data and use that data to convey ideas and information in both written and oral forms. In writing, they will exhibit an understanding of the correct grammatical and structural rules in creating sentences and paragraphs. Using a variety of speaking strategies, they will demonstrate an understanding of the uses of the parts of speech.
Students will acquire an understanding of phonics, identify and use word structure rules, build their vocabulary, and hone literal, inferential, and evaluative comprehension skills. Basic reference materials will be introduced to assist in obtaining information. They will become aware of how word choices affect meaning and be able to ascertain meaning from a variety of printed materials. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essay, and graphic materials will be experienced to identify their forms, examine their content, and critique. Participants will learn to differentiate between fact, fiction, and opinion, as well as identify cause and effect.