ALTERNATIVE DIPLOMA PROGRAM

ONE WAY TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL

The Alternative Diploma Program offers those 16 years of age and older an opportunity to earn a certified high school diploma through evening courses.  This is a 22-credit diploma, not a GED/HiSET certificate.  Previously earned high school credits, as well as credit for certain other work or life experiences, may be applied toward the diploma.  Interested students under the age of 18 should discuss this option with their guidance counselor as a first step. 

Click here for further information about this option - Pathways to Graduation Under NH Law.

Twenty-two credits are required for completion:

  • 4 English credits,
  • 4 Math/2 Science, or
  • 3 Math/3 Science
  • 1 US History, 
  • 1 Social Studies,
  • .5 Civics,
  • .5 Economics
  • .5 Computer Literacy, and
  • 8.5 Elective credits. 
For further information, call Jan Barry, Director, at (603) 357-0088, Ext. 102, or use e-mail jbarry@sau29.org

There may be scholarship assistance available. Click here for scholarship information and application.

HOW TO ENROLL:

If you are enrolling as a first-time Alternative Diploma student and have credits to transfer in from your high school, you will need to have a copy of your official transcript sent to Keene Community Education. 

Upon receipt of your transcript (AND your current  name, address, and phone number), we will contact you to advise on remaining credits needed and courses to take. You may then register in any of the ways available, including on-line. The $130.00 per class fee applies to Alternative Diploma Students. 

 

If you are enrolling as an in-school youth, taking classes for additional or make-up credit, or if you are enrolling as a "refresher" student, taking classes for review or enrichment though you already have a diploma, then you may register in any of the ways available, including on-line.  

 

The $215.00 per class fee applies to In-School Youth and Refresher students.

If you are enrolling under the Pathways to Graduation Under NH Law option, contact your guidance counselor at the last school you attended or now attend.

 FALL 2017 ALTERNATIVE DIPLOMA CLASSES


Modern Short Stories

This course introduces students to the short story in its various forms (written, audio, and video).  It uses the short stories of such contemporary authors as Stephen King as a way to explore the genre. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to read, listen, watch, and even create short stories.  (1 English Credit)

Date:  Mon., Sept. 11 to Dec. 18
Time:  3:00-6:00 PM (45 hrs.)
Location:  Room 320 at KHS                   
Instructor:  Jon Perry



Modern Short Stories-ADP   $130.00  
 


Modern Short Stories - I/S or Refresher   $215.00  

U.S. History

Learn about events and people from the time of Civil War Reconstruction through this 21st century.  We'll use maps, reading exercises, discussion, analysis and historical sources to understand such topics as the progressive movement, immigration, the World Wars, the Great Depression, Civil Rights, the Cold War, Vietnam, and more recent conflicts. (1 U.S. History Credit)

Date:  Tue., Sept. 12 to Dec. 19 (& Wed., 11/15)
Time:  3:00-6:00 PM (45 hrs.)
Location:  Room 316 at KHS 
Instructor:  Barbara Kaufmann



U.S. History-ADP   $130.00  
 


U.S. History - I/S or Refresher   $215.00  

Satire and Humor

In an age when many young people choose to get their news from sources like the Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, satire has become more prevalent in our culture than it has ever been.  This course introduces students to satire and humor in its various forms (in print, online, audio, and video). It will explore the genre of satire and the use of humor as these have changed over time with a focus on more modern forms. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to read, listen to, watch, and even create satires and parodies. (1 English Credit)

Date:  Thur., Sept. 14 to Dec. 21 (& Wed., 10/25)
Time:  6:00-9:00 p.m. (45 hrs.)
Location:  Room 320 at KHS
Instructor:  Jon Perry



Satire & Humor - ADP   $130.00  
 


Satire & Humor - I/S or Refresher   $215.00  

Algebraic & Geometric Applications: Problem Solving 

Group activities and projects will help you to make connections between algebra and geometry and the real world.  We'll review and apply algebraic concepts and use logical reasoning, measurement, and geometric construction (drawing) for our investigations. (1 Math Credit)

Date:  Mon., Sept. 11 to Dec. 18                                                    
Time:  6:00-9:00 PM (45 hrs.)
Location:  Room 316 at KHS                                                          
Instructor:  Laura Ritinski-Mack


Algebraic & Geometric Applications - ADP   $130.00  
 


Algebraic & Geometric Applications - I/S or Refresher   $215.00  

Geography and History: The Monadnock Region Connection

Explore local history through the lens of geography, with a focus on the agricultural and industrial periods and trends in our own information age.  In partnership with Stonewall Farm you'll research the Pemberton and Chase families once farming that land, providing content for Stonewall interpretive signage while honing your own research and writing skills.  Five classes will be held at Stonewall Farm and one at the Historical Society.  This class may be taken for (1) English or (1) Social Studies

Date:  Tue., Sept. 12 to Dec. 19 (& Wed., 11/15)                          
Time:  6:00-9:00 PM (45 hrs.)
Location:  Room 320 at KHS                                                          
Instructor:  John Prior


Geography & History - ADP   $130.00  
 


Geography & History - I/S or Refresher   $215.00  

Local Ecosystems

Learn more about the relationships between organisms and their environment and explore some of our local ecosystems: forest, stream, pond, and our own farm ecosystem here in Keene, Stonewall farm.  You'll engage in hands-on projects as a great way to learn, and you'll also give back to the farm, our community partner, by producing content for their interpretive signs.  Five classes will be held at Stonewall Farm.  (1 Science Credit)

Date:  Thur., Sept. 14 to Dec. 21 (& Wed., 10/25)                         
Time:  3:00-6:00 PM (45 hrs.)
Location:  Room 100 at KHS                                                          
Instructor:  Laura Ritinski-Mack


Local Ecosystems - ADP   $130.00  
 


Local Ecosystems - I/S or Refresher   $215.00