The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that define the prescribed requirements for high school/secondary school graduation. (CIP Code #53)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: High School Diploma Programs; College/University Preparatory Courses; Certificate and IEP Completion.
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
High School and Secondary by Joe Shlabotnick
Anthony J. Mullen (ARCH School)
2009 National Teacher of the Year Chauncey Veatch (Coachella Valley High School)
2002 National Teacher of the Year Michell Forman (Middlebury Union High School)
2001 National Teacher of the Year
Regular/General High School/Secondary Diploma Program.
An instructional program that defines the prescribed minimum requirements specified by a state, province, or other jurisdiction for completion of, and graduation from an undifferentiated regular secondary school program representing 12 academic years of schooling intended for school-age students.
Honors/Regents High School/Secondary Diploma Program.
An instructional program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by a state, province, or other jurisdiction for high school/secondary school graduation in an academic or vocational program at a prescribed level of outstanding scholastic performance, or via meeting special requirements beyond the minimum.
Adult High School/Secondary Diploma Program (NEW).
An instructional program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by a state, province, or other jurisdiction for the completion of, and graduation from a secondary school program of academic subject matter offered fir adult learners outside of the regular secondary school program. This does not include adult compensatory education programs resulting in completion of a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
High School Equivalence Certificate Program.
An instructional program that defines the requirements for meeting the minimum high school/secondary completion requirements specified by a U.S. state or other jurisdiction, for adult learners who did not complete secondary school. Includes undertaking a specified program of studies and obtaining a prescribed passing score on the General Educational Development Test (GED) or provincial examinations. These awards represent the legally recognized equivalent of secondary school graduation.