Daytona State College provides several options for students who need to earn a high school diploma, improve their basic skills or prepare for college. Students must be 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in a public school system. The courses are offered during the day, afternoon and evening on campus and at various locations throughout the county. Online courses are also available in some program areas for students who meet specified criteria. For more information regarding any of the programs call (386) 506-3059 or (386) 506-4471.
1. Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are designed to prepare students for the academic requirements of the Adult High School, GED preparation classes and select vocational certificate programs.
2. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are designed to prepare non-native English speakers to gain employment, increase work-related skills to obtain a better job, and prepare students to continue their education in degree or certificate programs. The program is designed to develop all components of language – speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation – in content.
3. General Educational Development (GED) classes are offered to prepare students for the GED examination. Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks for this program. For specific test information, please see Assessment Services.
4. Daytona State Adult High School provides students the opportunity to earn a standard high school diploma. To obtain a standard adult high school credit diploma, a student must earn the required 24 credits, successfully complete all state required exit assessments (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or a recognized concordant score as specified in F.S. 1008.24 (10), and/or End of Course Assessments), and have a grade point average (GPA) in accordance with State of Florida guidelines. All Florida State Standards are required for high school completion. Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks for this program.
5. Applied Academics for Adult Education prepares students to meet the academic requirements for vocational programs.
6. Citizenship courses prepare students for the U.S. Naturalization test and are offered at limited times and locations throughout Volusia County.
7. Adult Tutoring Services are provided in partnership with the Volusia Literacy Council, Inc. Trained tutors work with adults on an individual and/or group basis to improve literacy skills.
8. Adults with Disabilities Program classes provide academic, employment and social skill development to adults with documented disabilities. Locations include the ARC, Conklin Center and United Cerebral Palsy of East Central Florida