Eligibility Requirements

Adult Education and Literacy Eligibility Requirements

The following are the Adult Education and Literacy Eligibility Requirements for entrance into our classes.  If you have additional questions, please contact Linda Gibson at (940)322-6928.

Eligibility Requirements for Entrance into an English Language Acquisition:

  • a student must be at least 18 years of age
  • a great desire to learn the English language

 

Eligibility Requirements for Entrance into a TxCHSE Preparation Course:

Texas compulsory school attendance law specifies that a child shall attend school until he/she is 19 years old. Exemptions are granted only as specified by law and stated below.
 

  • 18 year-old in TxCHSE Preparation Course: The exemption from compulsory attendance for a child attending preparation classes for high school equivalency certification who is at least 17 years of age applies if: (1) the child has the permission of the child's parent or guardian to attend the course along with eligibility form; (2) the child is required by court order to attend the course; (3) the child has established a residence separate and apart from the person's parent, guardian, or other person having lawful control; or (4) the child is homeless.  
  • 17 year-old in TxCHSE Preparation Course: The exemption from compulsory attendance for a child attending preparation classes for high school equivalency certification who is at least 17 years of age applies if: (1) the child has the permission of the child's parent or guardian to attend the course along with eligibility form; (2) the child is required by court order to attend the course; (3) the child has established a residence separate and apart from the person's parent, guardian, or other person having lawful control; or (4) the child is homeless.
    • Have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID
    • Have proof of Texas residency
    • Verify you are not currently enrolled in school (unless enrolled in an approved in-school High School Equivalency Program)
    • not have an accredited high school diploma
    • have parent or guardian permission 
  • In order to enroll into preparation classes for high school equivalency certification course, a 17 year-old needs to have the following documents at the time of Student Intake Orientation:
  • 16 year-old in TxCHSE Preparation Course: ​There is a separate exemption for a child attending preparation classes for high school equivalency certification who is at least 16 years old.  This exemption applies if the child is recommended to take the course by a public agency that has supervision or custody of the child under a court order.  Under Article 45.054, Code of Criminal Procedure, a justice or municipal court that finds that a child who is at least 16 years of age engaged in truant conduct may order the child to take high school equivalency certification test and to attend a preparatory course.  The exemption applicable to a 16 year-old attending preparation classes for high school equivalency certification course includes those enrolled in a Job Corps training program.  These are the only conditions under which 16 year-olds are exempt from compulsory attendance due to attending preparation classes for high school equivalency certification course.
    • Have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID
    • Have proof of Texas residency
    • Verify you are not currently enrolled in school (unless enrolled in an approved in-school High School Equivalency Program)
    • not have an accredited high school diploma
    • be one of the following:
      • ​in the care of a state agency
      • under a court order issued under Family Code 65.103 (a)(3)
      • enrolled in a Job Corps training program, or 
      • enrolled in the Texas Challenge Academy
  • In order to enroll into preparation classes for high school equivalency certification course, a 16 year-old needs to have the following documents at the time of Student Intake Orientation:

 

For more information about Eligibility Requirements for High School Equivalency Testing, please go to the Texas Education Agency Website for Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency Eligibility.