Through the School of Adult Education, Daytona State College provides several options for students who need to earn a high school diploma, improve basic skills or prepare for college. Students must be 16 years 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.
In compliance with state law, students must pay tuition of $30 per semester for Florida residents and $120 per semester for non-Florida residents. This will cover all classes during a semester.
1. Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes prepare students for the academic requirements of the Adult High School, classes focused on GED® test preparation and basic skills remediation for select vocational certificate programs.
2. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes 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.
3. General Educational Development (GED®) test prep classes are offered to prepare students for the GED® test examination. Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks for this program. For specific test information, see Assessment Services.
4. The Daytona State College Adult High School provides students the opportunity to earn a standard high school diploma. Students must earn the required 24 credits, successfully complete all state-required exit assessments and have a grade point average (GPA) in accordance with state of Florida guidelines. 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. Tutors who are trained to work with adult students individually and in small groups to improve literacy skills.
8. The Adults with Disabilities Program provides academic, employment and social skill development to adults with documented disabilities. Locations include the ARC of Volusia, Conklin Center for the Blind and WORC, Inc.