Adult Education General Information
For students ages 16 and 17, an age waiver is necessary for enrollment. This can be obtained in the Adult Education Coordinator's office. Transcripts and withdrawal forms from the last school attended and parental permission are required to complete this process. Please call (850) 941-6200 ext. 2184 to make an appointment.
Students are expected to make the most of the educational opportunities available by regularly attending classes and lab sessions.
- A student who is absent six (6) consecutive days will be withdrawn.
- If a student receives six (6) absences over a 9-week period or if his/her cumulative attendance, as measured by the ratio of clock hours scheduled, falls below 83%, the student will be placed on Academic Probation for thirty (30) days. While on Attendance Probation, the student may not have more than two (2) absences. Students failing to maintain satisfactory attendance while on Attendance Probation may face an administrative withdrawal.
- Students with extenuating circumstances for absenteeism may appeal to a counselor for exception to a withdrawal.
- Any student who withdraws while on Academic Probation will be required to complete probation time upon re-enrollment.
It is the responsibility of the student to know the attendance policies for the program in which he/she is enrolled and to be aware of all absences.
Cell Phones/ Electronic Devices
The use of cell phones during instructional time is permitted only when the teacher allows such use. Cellular device must be placed on silent or vibrate. Failure to comply with the teacher's instructions regarding the use of cell phones during instructional time may result in disciplinary action. A student's cell phone is subject to search. The principal or designee may confiscate a student's cell phone and search its contents, including but not limited to, phone usage, texting, and images/videos when a reasonable suspicion exists that the student violated the District's Acceptable Use Guidelines.
Other personally-owned wireless and/or cellular equipped devices subjected to the restricted possession and usage described above, include but are not limited to, handheld computer/phone/player hybrids, sub-laptop computers, and laptop computers. Any personally owned electronic device capable of audio and/or video recording or play back may also be subject to restricted student possession and use at the discretion of the principal.
Students may co-enroll in core courses through adult education for credit recovery. Special permission must be obtained by your high school counselor for admission in to these courses.
Courses for the George Stone GED Prep and the AAAE Program will be offered using Achieve 3000, a high-interest online learning program. All students must participate in career exploration to guide students into a post-secondary educational path. Students enrolled in these programs may be eligible to concurrently enroll in a post-secondary program at George Stone Technical Center. Please speak with your GSTC school counselor for details.
Students may earn academic credits upon satisfactory completion of a course which includes at least twelve hours of class time, an average grade of 75% or higher, and completion of all the necessary coursework.
All students will be expected to adhere to the guidelines contained in the Escambia County School District Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, which can be found at Student info.
The following behaviors are considered unacceptable and may result in withdrawal from the Adult Education Program:
- Committing any act, or attempted act, of defacement or destruction of school or personal property.
- Engaging in abusive or profane language toward a staff member or fellow student.
- Use of all forms of tobacco products on any areas of campus.
- Use or possession of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol.
- Physical violence, not limited to fighting.
- Insubordination (including loitering on campus).
- Acts of sexual harassment.
- Use or possession of objects that are generally considered to be weapons.
All adult education students are expected to behave in a manner conducive to academic progress, both for themselves and others in the program. Uncooperative or disruptive students will be counseled and/or disciplined on the first offense. If the offense is severe or repeated, if a similar act is committed, or pattern of behavior develops that is not conducive to the purpose of the program, the student may be administratively withdrawn.
Dress Code (refer to Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for complete listing)
Pants, trousers, skirts, and shorts must be properly fastened so that they do not expose body parts. Pant hems shall not extend beyond the heel of the shoe. The hem or slit of skirts, shorts, or dresses shall be worn no shorter than two (2) inches above the knee.
Shirts, T-shirts and blouses shall be of appropriate size and length to cover the waistband while sitting or standing. Long t-shirts are not permitted.
Caps, hats, hoods, and other head coverings shall not be worn in the buildings.
Classes for personal growth and enjoyment are offered throughout the district and are fee supported. Please contact the Adult Education Coordinator at 941-6200 ext 2117 for more information.
Exceptions will be made for religious or medical purposes.
The Adult Education Program connects resources for our students who are parents. For more information, please call 941-6200 ext 2387.
Course and schedule information will be available through the school counselors. Orientations will be provided for new students throughout the school year. Please check with the school counselors for the next available orientation day.
Bookbags or large handbags
Footwear that is dangerous or hazardous, such as bedroom slippers, cleats, or high heels
Clothing that exposes private body areas including cleavage, groin, buttocks, navel, or midriff, including sheer clothing
Disruptive, offensive, sexually suggestive, indecent, dangerous or gang-related clothing, jewelry, buttons, tattoos, markings, or other attire
Undergarments and or pajamas worn as outer clothing
It is each student's responsibility to:
- have respect for others.
- stay on task and know what is expected according to the syllabus.
- be prepared for class - paper and pencil/pen for taking notes are required for all class work.
- participate in career or post-secondary education planning.
- be on time for school.
- create a positive school environment, reporting any bullying or harassment.
- wear appropriate attire for school. Clothing must be clean and neat to adhere to the dress code.
- use proper language when speaking to each other and to faculty and staff. Profanity is prohibited.
- keep a safe and clean campus that is free of graffiti, weapons, and drugs.
Switching Programs During the School Year
Students are allowed to switch programs ONLY once during the school year, if space is available.
Transportation is not provided for the George Stone Adult Education Programs. Students must provide their own transportation; however, the ECAT system has a stop on the George Stone campus.
Students may be withdrawn for the following reasons:
- Unsatisfactory progress as reported by the instructor.
- Disciplinary action in accordance with the Secondary Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. A copy of the guidelines can be found on the Escambia County School District Website: Guidelines
- Excessive Absences.
The student will notify the instructor of the program in which he/she is enrolled. The withdrawal date is the last date of attendance.
- See a school counselor
- Space must be available in the desired program
*Students are allowed only one withdrawal each school term. When a student is withdrawn, he/she must wait thirty (30) calendar days to re-enroll, if space is available. If a student withdraws a second time, he/she must wait until the next term to re-enroll.