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.
**** Cobb Horizon School www.cobbk12.org/cobbhorizon/ Students may apply to attend Cobb Horizon High School instead of their designated District high school if they are in need of a different path to obtain enough credits to earn a high school diploma. Interested students may complete online application at https://tinyurl.com/cobbhorizonapp
Please click herefor Enrollment Information **** Ombudsman Night School
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)