The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has developed several programs for adult learners. There are many reasons a student may be unable to complete the traditional academic journey. However, CMCSS is committed to all students reaching their potential. If you are interested in continuing your education to achieve either your diploma or a high school equivalency (HiSET) there are CMCSS educators ready to assist.
Opportunities in CMCSS
CMCSS offers two options for Montgomery County adults interested in continuing their education journey. The Adult High School, is a stand-alone high school for students 17-years old and older where students could earn a Tennessee High School Diploma. Adult Education is a program that assists students with preparation for earning their HiSET.
Difference between HiSET and Diploma
HiSET (High School Equivalency Test – formerly referred to as a GED): HiSET allows students to prove that they have the skills equivalent to a high school equivalency. This requires students to have a fair level of knowledge in reading, math, science, and social studies. Classes are designed to prepare students with the tools necessary for the HiSET test.
Completion: Tests require students to be at least 18-years-old and a fee of $75.
Note: If you are a student considering a military career, some branches of the military have a limited number of spots available for potential recruits who hold a HiSET.
Diploma: The Adult High School at CMCSS will offer a Tennessee high school diploma and provide necessary assistance when needed. The team of teachers and support staff equips students with the academic skills and strategies to gain an understanding of their courses in all academic areas. Adult High School provides a flexible schedule to include both in-person learning and independent online study.
Completion: CMCSS Adult High School is free. Students must be at least 17-years-old and can graduate in as little as nine weeks, depending on the number of credits required for graduation.
Note: Students with a high school diploma automatically meet the high school requirement to enlist in the armed forces.