ROCKLAND REGIONAL ADULT LEARNING CENTER PROGRAMS
Students may pre-register for these FREE programs, which are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education, by calling 781-871-8410. Registration for enrollment and testing will be scheduled by appointment. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please call 781-871-8410.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
RHS Tues /Thurs. 5:30-9:00p.m.
FREE instruction in basic skills for those who need it. If you need to brush up on your math, reading, or writing, please stop by the Adult Learning Center located in Rockland High School. If you know someone who could benefit from this program, but cannot read the brochure, please share this information with him or her.
Adult Basic Course Descriptions
The purpose of this class is to develop basic math skills attributed to whole numbers and their operations. Students will be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers. Students will be able to use these skills and apply them to adding and subtracting decimals. Finally, students will be able to use estimation to help with problem solving
This course is designed to build upon the basic structures of numbers and expand into operations and solving equations. Students in this course will develop a solid understanding of the rules of integers and fractions. Students will also be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and integers with confidence. Students will demonstrate the ability to convert fractions to decimals to percents and vice versa. Students will develop various problem solving techniques and use them to create and solve equations.
Algebra and Geometry Concepts
This course is designed to sharpen the skills learned in previous classes and develop more advanced skills that will prepare students to pass the MCAS. Students will be able to interpret graphs, solve equations and inequalities. Students will also develop various geometry skills, such as area, perimeter and area of various shapes. By end of this class, each student will be well versed in all of the areas of math that will prepare students to enroll in community colleges or a technical educational school.
The purpose of this class is to reacquaint students with basic writing and comprehension skills in preparation for high school English and Adult Diploma. The focus of this class will be to re-introduce students to Basic English skills through writing, reading and discussion. Through individual writing assignments students will improve their knowledge as related to basic grammar, vocabulary and paragraph development. Students will also complete reading assignments and participate in class discussion of current events or areas of interest in order to develop critical thinking skills. The end goal of the class will be to write an essay addressing 3 goals they will have set to be accomplished over the next 2, 5 and 10 years, related to their financial and career lives.
This course is designed to build upon writing Fundamentals by expanding into three to five paragraph essays and to begin to research writing.
Students will demonstrate the ability to process and write, including editing skills.
The purpose of this class is to expand and develop a student's knowledge of writing skills and reading comprehension. Through individual writing assignments and journaling, the student will improve his/her writing skills with a focus on continued strong paragraph development, editing, and revising skills. Students will also read The Freedom Writers Diary, and the literature will be used to integrate MCAS instruction of literary devices, grammar, capitalization, sentence structure, and paragraph development. The end goal of the class will be to show improvement in writing ability by writing a five paragraph essay relating to critical thinking and analysis of the literature.
RHS Wed.. 5:30 - 9:00p.m.
This course will introduce students to biological principles and laws. Its structure is based on the MCAS frameworks. Students will investigate the human systems, biochemistry, cellular structure and function, genetics, evolution and ecology. Laboratory classes will meet when appropriate. Biology runs every November –February, when students take the biology MCAS test as needed.
The Career Pathways Program offers a way to obtain a high school diploma or GED. A student must complete four ten - week cycles and a portfolio. Additionally, students must be 18 years of age and their previous school's class must have graduated. Come and join the class of 2012/2013. For more information, or to register, please call 781-871-8410.
RHS Tues./Wed./Thurs. 5:30-9:00p.m.
This is an instructional and independent course, which emphasizes researching, writing, editing and presenting information in a final copy portfolio. Teachers are available to instruct students in all aspects of problem solving, researching and the writing process.
Consists of research and problem solving topics that must be presented in a final copy portfolio to meet graduation requirements.
As part of the portfolio an appointment with a career counselor is mandatory - for instruction regarding the creation of a resume, cover and thank-you letters, and career information.
RHS Tues./Thurs. 5:30-9:00p.m.
This course will assist students who intend to participate in G.E.D. testing. Students must test at the 9th grade level or above to participate in this program. Students who do not qualify will be enrolled in Adult Basic Education classes until they test to the required level. Students will be prepared to successfully complete this test using traditional and computer instructional technology. Counselors will assist prepared students for G.E.D. test registration at Massasoit Community College.
RHS Tues./Thurs. 5:30-9:00p.m.
FREE family-based remedial and enrichment literacy program for school-aged children of Rockland Regional Adult Learning program participants. Spaces are limited and ONLY CHILDREN OF ACTIVE STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN ATTENDANCE will be permitted to attend.