We have exciting news on our Adult Track program. It could impact you so please read the information below.
Adult Track is transitioning from its current test-based program, to a new "Pre-Assessment and Course-To-Completion" program. Below is a frequently asked question list to assist you in determining how this will impact you. If you still have questions, please use the FVHS Live Help Chat system between the hours of 9AM PST and 5PM PST each school day. One of our trained representatives will help answer specific questions you may still have. We are excited about the future for all of our adult students and will help you make the best choices as you strive to reach your goals.
1) What happens to me if I am enrolled now?
If you are registered but have not paid (or not enrolled) you will have to get started ASAP (and finish on time - see next sentence). If you are presently enrolled (Paid) and are working towards completion of the current test based Adult Track program, you need to work diligently to finish by August 31, 2014. Graduation documents on the current Adult Track program will still be issued between now and then for those completing all required sections.
2) What happens to me if I do not finish?
A.) If you do not finish (meaning complete all required program sections), by August 31, 2014, you can still complete this program as it is; however, there will no longer be a transcript issued based on completion of the test based program. You will simply receive a Certificate of Completion with a performance summary.
B.) Alternatively, you will be transferred into one of our new adult path programs. These will start by you completing a "My Path" Assessment test to put you on one of two paths. First, is the path to receiving your high school diploma from FVHS. You will be eligible for all of the opportunities available to a high school graduate. The assessment test will place you on an "Individual Learning Plan" to drive you optimally to graduation.
C.) Finally, if you are looking at a extended period to receive your high school diploma from FVHS, we will place you in our recently released (revised for 2014) GED preparation program. This program retails for over $650 by other schools and organizations. FVHS will provide this program in its entirety to you at no additional cost. We will then assist you in locating a GED test center near you.
3) Can I go to college after finishing these programs?
FVHS is a regionally accredited high school and our graduates are welcomed by colleges and employers. For those taking the GED path, you will still need to take the final test locally. However, we will be with you from start to finish and will not differentiate you from our diploma path students. Our ultimate goal is your success.
4) Will I have to take classes online to receive my diploma?
The new "My Path" program includes a self-assessment to determine the fewest courses needed for you to graduate. Combining this and your transcripts from previous schools or training programs, we will work to create the shortest-term program for you. We are also excited to let you know that we will offer you career prep courses that will be considered as credit towards high school graduation. Finally, this program includes teachers that will assist you and tutors to help you dial in on areas of struggle. You will be ready to take on any program at one of our college partners and be confident that you will pass. Remember, you go into debt at a college level when you start, not when you finish. It can be costly for you to start and then not finish their program.
5) Will this cost me anything above what I have paid today?
For all students that began with the present Adult Track program, it will not cost you more than the total cost of that program today. If you have paid in full, you are covered (except for processing and shipping costs for graduation docs). If you have just paid for a couple of programs, it will cost you the balance of what you owe (but it would have cost you that anyway). However, new students will pay hundreds of dollars more! We want you to graduate so we are giving you no financial reasons not to.
FVHS loves supporting and watching our adult students grow! We offer solutions that are streamlined and deliver real value as you strive to reach your goals. We are here from start to finish to assist you. Please use our Live Help Chat system to get FVHS Student Services support from 9AM PST to 5PM PST Monday thru Friday
Thank you for choosing FVHS.
Great News – FVHS Adult Track Program Changes are Coming – September 1st…(Learn More). Register NOW for the current test-based program and receive access to ALL required sections for FREE (Don’t Pay Until You Pass)! However, for you to graduate this version of the program, you MUST be able to complete the program on or before end of day, Sunday, August 31st, 2014. After this day, you can keep going, but will be changed to the new “course-based” program. Don’t Delay…Get Started Today!
The online FVHS Adult Track Program (Age 18+ Only) is a streamlined yet comprehensive program featuring a blended exam and study guide that conveniently enables students to prepare for, and pass, the required exams at their pace and on their schedule (available online 365 days a year 24 hours a day). When ready, students can initiate a study or test section simply by selecting one of the five test sections below (in any order).....
What Does The Fast Track Program Include?
The Five subject areas (equating to 250 questions) are listed in the chart below. Each test section includes an accompanying test and study guide relevant to the content of the corresponding test section. The study guide helps prepare each student to complete the test sections, but students are strongly encouraged to take the time and refresh their skills before starting any specific test section. When testing, students receive a random set of questions (all multiple choice except for the written essay) from the required categories listed below. Students can choose to take any test section at any time and at a pace that makes sense to the student. Students can study and begin testing when they are fully prepared and confident of success, or try a test section and then study specific areas which require additional proficiency and knowledge. Each student is permitted up to 3 proctored retests per year, but unlimited access to the study materials are available at all times.
The entire test battery, including the exam, study guide, tools, and written essay, are provided online from the SSL secure student portal. Students will be instructed by the system to select a topic that they find interesting, such as a dream, a goal, a job, a family member, an event, an experience, a book or anything from our topic list which they may select from. Students MUST stay on the topic selected, and must display a high school level writing ability. Warning: Students will be expelled from the program without refund, should we detect any cheating or plagiarisms.
On the Essay Page students will be able to interactively compose (write/edit/proofread) their standard Five Paragraph Essay. Students must write a proper Five Paragraph Essay pass the program. Again, there is a study guide available for all sections of the exam, including the essay. The student grade is formulated based on a blended and normalized scale but does include a review of basic essay fundamentals including topic focus, readability, grammar, spelling, sentence structure, etc. This can take a little time so we recommend that all students brush up on their essay writing skills before beginning the essay portion of the exam.
Unlike the GED, we require students show proficiency in both writing and computer skills. Thus we expect students will submit an essay without spelling mistakes, without grammar mistakes, properly formatted, structure correct (guide), and thesis statement reflected consistency throughout the essay. We strongly encourage all students to use a system such as Grammarly.com to assist students with their essay proofreading and evaluation skills.
Test scores are available immediately for view after each section (and up to 3 retests per year, so we strongly encourage use of the study guide). Upon passing each of the five test categories with a score of 60% or greater and submitting the satisfactory Five Paragraph Essay, students will graduate from the FVHS Adult Fast Track Program. Shipping of support documents is by 2nd day USPS (regular US mail carrier) and immediately access to our registrars office is available. We work with all students to assist them with their next step in the education process (college) or employment, and graduates enjoy many other value added benefits of being an FVHS graduate (see below).
What Is The Cost?
Please refer to our Pricing page for the most current information.
Included in this single fee are all study related materials/guides, testing and free re-testing options, support, and post graduate assistance.
Don't forget, you don't have to spend your precious time and gas driving around to complete this program, everything is 100% online.
250 Question Multiple Choice Exam on Five Subject Areas
5 Paragraph Essay and Guide/Instructions
Integrated Study Guide/Materials
Optional Tutoring Service - $35/hour
Optional Fast Track Prep Course $185/month
Transcripts of Scores/Grades
College Options Research and Enrollment Suggestions
Please Note: The Franklin Virtual High School Fast Track Program is in full compliance with our accreditation agency (AdvancED policy on high school equivalency programs) & in full compliance with all local, State, Federal, FERPA, and Affiliate requirements. Graduation of the FHVS Adult Fast Track program results in the issuance of completion documents recognized by major colleges, military, and employers.
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