Students graduate from Adult Education Program

Students graduate from Adult Education Program

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) held its 34th annual Adult Education Program graduation ceremony on Oct. 24 at North Point High School. There were 226 student graduates.

Diplomas were presented to the following graduates in attendance to the ceremony: Miranda Jamileth Alfaro, Aubrion Remus Allen, Sr., Augusta Marisa Amaro, Brayan Arnoldo Avila, James Michael Bacon, Shalanda Marie Banks, James Donavan Barker, Constance Benfield, Justin Bowie, James Walter Brown, Haskell Nicholes Campbell, Jr., Markita Carroll, Michelle Noelle Dickerson, Tyshon Dickerson, Brandy Diehl, Doris D. Dobison, Michael Anthony Duckett, Crystal Lee Eberhardt, Wesley Elliott, Nicole Fant, Samantha Farrell, Dayne Fields, Merlita Sanchez Frias, Michelle Joy Gentle, Claudia Beatriz Gutierrez, Candice Nakia Hayes, Mark Andrew Hedges, Catherine Herman, William Herman, George Ramone Howard, Racheal Lynn Howard, Marlena L. Hughes, Lloyd Wayne Johnson, Sr., Sharon Patricia Jones, Brenda Diane Lee, Charne Kimble, Kealoha Kimble, Thomas Livers, Tiara J. McAllister, Harold T. McClendon, II, Daniel Milam, Rhonda Montgomery, Teresa J. Moore, Rachele Paris, Jimmietta Charlene Radcliff, Justin Randles, Diana Rodriguez-Tapia, Harry Calvin Rosier, III, Valrie Salmon-Riley, Mia A. Scott, Thomas Manaole Short, Charlene Shorter, Shanita Cassandra Simms, Timothy Robinson Slavin, Crystal Smith, Meghan Spalding, Sequitta Tolliver, Tammeron Turner, Enrico Nicola Wahl, Kiara Williams, Richard Williamson, Elmer Willix and Amber Young.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kimberly Hill attended the event to congratulate the students. Dr. Hill, Board of Education Vice Chairman Maura Cook as well as other CCPS administrators and other local elected officials presented diplomas to students.

The General Educational Development (GED) program offers adult basic education classes, English as a second language classes, GED preparation classes and a Maryland high school diploma through GED testing. The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is for adults 18 and older who have acquired high school level skills through life experiences. These adults can earn a Maryland high school diploma through work done at home and through evaluation appointments.

Grant funding from Maryland Literacy Works and the U.S. Department of Education supports the adult education programs. Both the GED and National External Diploma programs are offered through Charles County Public Schools to county residents at the Lifelong Learning Center in Waldorf. Classes are held throughout the day and the evening. Call 301-753-1774 for more information.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Connie W. Armstead, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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