• The Adult High School (AHS) program provides educational opportunities for individuals wishing to earn a traditional credit-based high school diploma from Adult Learning Center Osceola.

    Admissions

    Students between the ages of 16 and 25 are welcome to enroll in the Adult High School (AHS) program.

    If you are currently enrolled in high school, you must withdraw before you can attend classes through the Adult High School program.

    Students who have attended a high school outside of Osceola County must obtain and drop off a transcript.

    If you are a parent registering your child for AHS classes, please enter the potential student’s email address and phone number (not yours.) We are an Adult Education school, and each student’s information and progress is private.  If a student would like his/her parent to be able ask questions about progress or schedule, he/she must complete a FERPA Waiver.  Students may request that one be sent electronically.  This would allow selected individuals to receive information.

    Once you have attended an Adult Education Program, you may not return to a traditional K-12 high school.

    Click on this link to register for AHS: AHS Program Registration.

    After registration, our School Counselor will determine if you are eligible and you will receive a link to pay online.  Once you have paid, your schedule will be made and your teachers will contact you for orientation.

    **If you do not receive your payment link right away, do not register again.  It may have gone to your spam or junk folder. 

    **If you do not qualify for AHS, our School Counselor will recommend some other programs for you.

    The Program

    We offer all academic classes needed for a high school diploma. Our requirements for graduation are the same as other high schools in the State of Florida, with two exceptions:  the Physical Education and Fine Arts requirements may be waived and replaced with electives.

    AHS is only offered on the Main Campus of ALCO –2320 New Beginnings Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744. 

    Our classes are offered online using the Edgenuity program.  While you may do most of your work at home, you MUST attend in person once a week. Teacher support is available during teacher work hours.  You may attend class or receive online assistance from your teachers during the following hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 am-2:45 pm, (Wednesday 1:45) and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from  5:30 pm to 8:30 pm).

    All tests must be taken in person, so plan to attend class at our Main Campus once a week during the above hours to take quizzes, tests, and meet with your teachers.  Failure to attend will result in withdrawal from classes. (Students are welcome to attend every day if they wish.)

    Transportation is not provided to or from ALCO.  You need your own reliable form of transportation.

    Computers are available in the classroom for you to use while you are here, but you must have your own computer to work at home.

    Not sure if you should register for the GED program or the Adult High School?  Click here:  AHS vs. GED.

    Testing Requirements

    There is no test required to enroll.  Once enrolled, you must take and/or pass the same state tests as K-12 high schools (FSA-ELA, Algebra 1-EOC, Geometry-EOC, U.S. History-EOC and Biology 1-EOC).  Concordant scores for FSA-ELA and Algebra 1 EOC are the same.  An analysis of your transcript will determine what tests are necessary.  If you wish to take the SAT or ACT click here for a schedule of test dates and directions on how to sign up:  ACT & SAT Test Dates.

    Students with IEPs or 504 Plans

    Although Adult Education does not provide ESE classes, students with current or past IEP’s or 504 plans may receive accommodations.  You must self-disclose your disability and schedule a meeting with Jeff Keller, our Adult with Disabilities Specialist.  Mr. Keller will develop a 504 plan unique to Adult Education.

    Registration

    Please see the AHS School Registration page for more information. 

    Diploma & Graduation

    You will receive a standard high school diploma from Adult Learning Center Osceola.  We plan for two graduation ceremonies per year, but the COVID status will determine whether this is possible.  The cost for the diploma is $20.  You may receive your diploma within two weeks of finishing all classwork and necessary testing.  Caps and gowns are provided for graduation at no cost.

    Refunds

    NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO VOLUNTARILY WITHDRAW FROM THE CLASS IN WHICH THEY HAVE ENROLLED.