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High School Equivalency Program

  • high school High School Equivalency Program PF How It Works 01Why choose Career Pathways?

    The goal of the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program is to provide a combination of rigorous and high-quality education, training, and support services that are aligned with the skill needs of industries in State or regional economies, preparing individuals to be successful in secondary or post secondary education programs and the labor market.

    The Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program is designed to provide opportunities and pathways for individuals without a valid high school credential to obtain adult education in concert with quality career education and technical training that will lead to employment and/or further education. Eligible students can enroll in high school equivalency preparation courses, complete credit bearing college credit, earn a high school equivalency diploma, graduate, and seek employment or pursue additional articulated educational opportunities.

    Before entry into the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program, a student must take and pass a federally approved ability-to-benefit examination by attaining a specified minimum score. The purpose of the federally approved ability-to-benefit examination is to ensure that students entering the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program have a minimum educational foundation and have a measured opportunity for academic and career success.

    Once enrolled, a student in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program has access to academic and career support services which include the Office of Academic Support and Advising, faculty advisor support, instructor support, and career services support. While enrolled in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program, a student receives counseling and supportive services at each level designed to foster student academic and career success.

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  • medical assistant nyc high school High School Equivalency Program medical assistantIndividuals without a valid high school credential can elect to enroll in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program.

    Eligible students will be concurrently enrolled in a high school equivalency completion program, as well as, in their selected eligible post secondary career education or technical training program of study.

    Before entry into the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program, a student must take the ACCUPLACER exam and be required to attain a specified minimum score. The purpose of the ACCUPLACER exam is to ensure that students entering the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program have a minimum educational foundation and have a measured opportunity for academic and career success. The ACCUPLACER exam approved by both the United States Department of Education and the New York State Board of Regents as an appropriate evaluation tool for collegiate bound ability-to-benefit students. The approved passing scores are as follows: Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, and Arithmetic 34. A candidate must meet or exceed the minimum scores on each of the three approved tests in a single test administration.

    Each entering student must also undergo an interview with the Career Pathways Program Academic Director and or the Dean of Students who will assess whether the candidate has time available to commit to the program, as well as, the motivation to complete the high school equivalency portion of the Career Pathways program. If the Career Pathways Program Academic Director’s assessment is not positive, the candidate is not recommended for entry into the program.

    Career Pathway students are not eligible for Licensed Practical Nursing, Massage Therapy or Paralegal Studies.

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  • high school High School Equivalency Program ME Website PL Program Photo2Mildred Elley requires that all Career Pathways students participate in the McGraw-Hill TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) preparation program. Career Pathways students will be required to attend scheduled classes in TASC preparation for not less than five hours each week. McGraw-Hill recommends that participating individuals engage in at least four hours of study and participation to be successful in the High School Equivalency Achieve program.

    Students in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program are enrolled in eight-week academic terms, easily facilitating accelerated study and credential attainment. The academic terms are offered continuously throughout the academic year permitting interested students to accelerate their program of study over the summer, complete the program earlier, and seek employment or other education opportunities more quickly.

    All participating Career Pathways will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of attendance and progression throughout the program consistent with the student’s written Career Pathway Plan.

    A student’s participation in the Career Pathways Program will cease when one of the following is attained: successfully passing the TASC exam, successfully completing twenty-four credits in the prescribed course sequence, or successfully completing their enrolled program of post-secondary education.

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  • high school High School Equivalency Program email tutoringWhile enrolled in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program, a student receives counseling and supportive services at each level designed to foster student academic and career success. As outlined in specificity below, Career Pathways Program students will receive pre-program evaluation and counseling, an individual program goal and progression plan, monitoring of the individual program goal and progression plan by the program director, as well as, tutoring and support from academic support staff and faculty.

    Every Mildred Elley student has access to academic and career support services which include the Office of Academic Support and Advising, faculty advisor support, instructor support, and career services support. Because of the size of the student body, the Office of Academic Support and Advising on New York City campus also employs a MSW qualified counselor who manages additional counseling interns to provide direct non-academic support to students as needed.

    Each Mildred Elley campus staffs an Office of Academic Support and Advising who will also monitor students enrolled in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program for continued academic success. The Office of Academic Support and Advising monitor students throughout each academic term and provide direct tutoring and study skill support, as well as, indirect and referral services for non-academic but essential needs like transportation and housing.

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  • high school High School Equivalency Program ME Website LPN Program Photo2The Office of Academic Support and Advising has a formal process that reviews academic performance at the end of each academic term. If a student is not maintaining good academic progress, the student is required to meet with the Office of Academic Support and Advising to complete an Academic Improvement Plan. The Academic Improvement Plan is a tool that is designed to help refocus the student to achieve academic and career success.

    Each instructor is involved in monitoring student success and provides weekly updates on student academic performance as well as classroom engagement. This student participation data, such as the course and required assessments outlined in the syllabus, is shared with the program Department Chairperson and student advisor so that progress toward their academic and career goals can be evaluated on a regular basis throughout each academic term.

    For every term a student is enrolled in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program, eligible students are provided with counseling and support services that are designed to help students identify and attain their academic and career goals.

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  • high school High School Equivalency Program ME Website LPN Program Photo1Each degree program in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program includes an internship or clinical component designed to provide students with practical pre-employment experiences. These practical pre-employment experiences typically occur near the conclusion of the student’s program and are specifically designed to prepare each student for the transition from academic and skills-based learning to employment in fields relevant to the selected career pathway.

    The programs in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program have course content that is specifically designed to meet the academic needs and career needs of participating students. The courses in the Mildred Elley Career Pathways Program are designed to sequentially provide the knowledge and skills required for participating students to be successful in their selected career pathway.

    Course objectives relate to specific workforce preparation activities such as basic academic skills, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and self-management skills, including competencies in: (a) utilizing resources; (b) using information; (c) working with others; (d) understanding systems; (e) skills necessary for success transition into and completion of post secondary education or training, or employment; and (f) other employability skills.

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