The Alternative High School Equivalency Program allows high school students at promise of successful program completion, between the ages of 16-19, still enrolled in a local high school, the opportunity to obtain their high school equivalency (TASC). AHSEP is intended to serve students under the age of 19 who, under other circumstances, would be served by a regular high school program.
The following entrance criteria are set forth by the NYS Education Department:
- Students are of legal age to stop attending (age 16)
- Student have earned less than 2.75 high school credits (waivers are available)
- Students must test between 8th grade and 10th grade on the TABE exam in Reading and in Mathematics
- Students have experienced family or social situations that have distracted from academic achievement
- Students have previously demonstrated poor attendance
TASC classes are taught by certified teachers in a small classroom setting. When students have met the TASC pre-test criteria and have received the recommendation of the AHSEP faculty, they will be allowed to sit for the TASC exam.
The intake committee will review each new student to determine their eligibility. A district representative must be present at all intake meetings for students in this program.
Rensselaer Educational Center
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Columbia-Greene Educational Center
8:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. and,
11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
A district representative must be present at all intake meetings for students in this program.