Since its inception in 1929, the High School Continuation Program has offered students an alternative way to earn a high school diploma. Although students are responsible to the same course requirements, numbers of credits, and SOL assessment verification as students in the comprehensive high schools, the program offers flexibility in the way and timeframe in which students can earn a high school diploma. Important information includes:
Students are able to earn six or seven credits in a year.
The program is divided into two semesters, and students may take one, two, or three two-hour classes each semester.
The financial cost to students vary with age, for more information for Arlington Mill and Langston look here.
Students may refer themselves to the program; the comprehensive high school may refer students; the courts may refer students.
Students must be at least 16 years of age to enter the HSCP; there is no upper age limit.
Both Arlington Mill and Langston are relatively small programs, with approximately 300 students at Arlington Mill and 80 students at Langston.
Arlington Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy or marital status. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities. Report violations of this policy to the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, 703-228-6008, or the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, 703-228-6110.