The Cobb County School District has a handful of educational programs for students who are not performing successfully in the traditional high school setting or who just want or need to take an additional online course. Some of these programs help students earn a high school diploma and others help them earn a GED.
Sixteen and seventeen year old students can enroll in GED preparation classes, but can take the GED test only with permission from the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. The process for the approval takes about two weeks. They must have a withdrawal from their prior school and they must be accompanied by a parent. Eighteen year old students must present a high school withdrawal form when registering for classes or the GED Test. Contact Cobb County Adult Ed (678 59408011 ext. 247) to obtain information on registration and open enrollment dates. No appointments or test scheduling will be done over the phone. 16 and 17 year old must take the GED pre-test.
Classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. If you select a morning schedule, classes meet from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. If you select an evening schedule, classes meet from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Classes are provided at no cost to the student, but regular attendance and progress are monitored to assure that students are meeting the requirements necessary to achieve their goals. At the end of each quarter, students with the required classroom hours are post-tested.
There are no required courses to make a student eligible for the GED. They just must be able to pass five sections: social studies, science, math, language arts writing, and language arts reading. GED test takers can retest in the failed subject areas. FREE GED study classes are offered.
This program allows students to take on-line classes (core classes only) while enrolled in a traditional high school setting. Intended for both credit recovery and first time course takers. Students can take some online courses for free while enrolled in a Cobb County School.
A program offered by the State Dept. of Education. Offers full high school curriculum. Intended for both credit recovery and first time course takers. Students can take some online courses for free while enrolled in a Cobb County School.
The Digital Academy is different from the traditional classroom. Oakwood students:
Participate in a compressed class day on a flexible schedule, which allows time for family and work responsibilities
Follow a prescribed learning path in a technology-rich environment
Work in a small classroom setting and receive one-on-one attention
Avoid typical classroom distractions
Collaborate on group projects and learning activities guided by Georgia certified teachers
Participate in community service projects as well as required volunteer and/or work study hours
To enroll at Oakwood, a student:
Must be a Cobb County resident.
Must be eligible to attend school in the Cobb County School District.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Must have previously earned a minimum of 8 credits.
Must have reliable transportation to and from Oakwood each day.
Students are assigned to one of two sessions that are held daily: Session 1 (7:30-11:30) or Session 2 (12:30-4:30). Pre-enrollment interviews are granted on a first come, first serve basis unless there is a waiting list.
**** Oakwood Night School (offered at Oakwood, Power Springs and Mableton locations) www.cobbk12.org/oakwood (678) 594-8240
You must meet with your Counselor to complete the Night School application. Once submitted, a night school representative will contact you to let you know if you have been accepted.
Night school has four minimesters than run every nine weeks
Students must be enrolled at their home school and taking courses in order to participate in night school
Night school is FREE and is for credit recovery only, initial credit cannot be granted
Students may earn up to one credit each minimester in night school
A separate application must be submitted for each minimester the student plans to attend
Students who accumulate 3 unexcused absences will be withdrawn from the program
Enrollment is not guaranteed based solely on submission of application
Students are prioritized based on graduation status and will be contacted if they are accepted into the program
Late applications will not be accepted!
Due to the structure of the program, special education accommodations and modifications are limited
Night school is Monday through Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, students must be picked up promptly at 8:00 PM (authorities may be contacted if students are not picked up on time)
Cobb County School’s Performance Learning Center (PLC) provides a self-paced computer-based curriculum learning environment for students to assist them with recovering credit and graduating. This program connects students with community mentors and opportunities for internships. Classes begin at 9:00 and end at 2:15. Students may remain at school for tutoring and additional class work until 3:30.
If a student passes two courses each quarter, he or she will earn 8 credits or 6 if the student needs math. Students who choose to stay after school daily and attend school on Fridays may be able to earn more credits by being recommended for an additional class during a school semester.
There is a $25.00 activity fee.
The student must fill out our application, which they may obtain in person or from our website. After the application has been reviewed, the student will be contacted and may be offered an appointment to take the BASI test. The BASI assesses the student’s mathematical and verbal ability. Afterwards, students may be offered an interview. If the student is approved for an interview, a PLC employee will contact the student/parent to set up a date and time for the interview. The interview process takes approximately one hour, and a parent must accompany the student. After the interview, the student’s application is reviewed by the admissions committee and the applicant is notified of his or her acceptance status. A student is not automatically enrolled in the PLC merely because he or she submits an application.
Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, transportation will be provided for the students attending the Cobb PLC. Students who ride the Cobb County School bus to the CPLC will ride their assigned neighborhood bus to their home school. Once the students arrive to their home school, the students will catch the shuttle bus to the Cobb Performance Learning Center. At dismissal (2:15 p.m.), the shuttle bus will pick-up the students from the CPLC and transport the students back to their home school, where they will ride their neighborhood bus home.
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