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Adult and Developmental Education

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The mission of the Adult Education Program is to offer all learners mentoring, guidance and opportunities for meaningful academic and professional growth, implement equality of opportunity for all students, and work actively to help students achieve their learning goals.

The Adult General Education program with sections in: GED (General Educational Development) preparation and ABE (Adult Basic Education) is for those over the age of 18 who do not possess a high school diploma. The tuition charge for the program is $30 per term for Florida residents and $120 per term for non-Florida residents. The program provides students with access to Internet-based software, workshops, and tutoring. Its goal is to prepare students to take the GED test. For more information about the Adult General Education program contact one of the Teaching-Learning Centers located on any of the five campuses located in Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill and Wesley Chapel.

Developmental Education

The mission of the Developmental Education Program is to provide students with the instruction, support, resources, and the foundational skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, so they can succeed in course work within the college-level curriculum. The three areas of developmental education are: Mathematics, English (writing) and reading.

Beginning January 2014, revisions to section 1008.30, Florida Statutes, state a student who entered ninth grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma from a Florida public high school or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student's request.

If you believe this exemption applies to you, you will need to provide proof of your exemption to an admissions representative at any PHSC campus for your exemption to be processed. After your exemption has been processed, you must meet with an advisor to discuss and choose your options for testing and developmental education based on your exemption.