Where adults have a chance to earn high school credits at their own pace with a flexible schedule.
Rutherford County Schools provides an opportunity for students (18 years and older) to obtain their High School Diploma. Students work independently and are required to complete coursework through computer-based instruction. Basic technology skills and self-motivation are very important for success.
*Note: The Adult High School and Hi-Set Test Preparation are separate departments. For information on taking HiSet (traditionally known as the GED) click HERE.
The Rutherford County Adult High School was established during the 1994-1995 school year. Its mission over the past 20+ years is to provide students, who are 18 years of age and older, with the opportunity to complete the requirements for a high school diploma. This program provides a flexible and supportive setting to empower adult learners to obtain academic success and plan for career/life goals.
During the latter part of 1987, the State of Tennessee recognized that a significant part of its adult population had dropped out of school and were lacking only a few credits to graduate. As an alternative to the traditional GED Program, the state began to provide adults with another opportunity to obtain their high school diploma. Completing the requirements for a high school diploma versus the GED equivalency is still often preferred by many prospective employers, military enlistment and college admission.
** Special Education services are not provided at AHS. Students who previously received IEP or 504 services will be required to waive their rights. Special Education Core classes denoted with an "A" on the transcript are counted as electives when obtaining a standard diploma. **
Students are welcome to drop off their official transcript from the high school last attended. Our Office is located at 521 Cougar Way, Smyrna, TN. After a review of credits, students will be notified if they meet entrance requirements. If accepted, students will be scheduled to attend a mandatory orientation before starting classes.
For general questions, contact the Adult Education Secretary, Connie Chisam, at (615)904-3876 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE for a copy of the brochure with this information and courses offered.