Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 050 Basic Skills for High School Equivalency

5-15 credits
This adult basic education class is for students interested in completing their Washington State high school diploma, and if higher education is their goal, gaining the skills necessary to enroll in a college certificate or degree program.  The course contextualizes basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, and study skills) with academic content covering areas such as psychology, sociology, communication, and history.  Depending on what a student needs for high school completion, this course may fill both an English requirement and a second academic requirement. 

Prerequisites: ABED 024  or ABED 046 , a minimum of 221 on the CASAS ABE Reading Assessment, and a writing sample at the ABE Intermediate level or higher

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Construct and complete independent learning contracts
  • Determine most appropriate high school equivalency pathway and make college transition plans
  • Utilize a variety of writing strategies appropriate for college, personal, and work-related communication
  • Demonstrate effective reading strategies for understanding main idea, inference, and multiple vocabularies in discipline-specific content
  • Analyze contemporary, historical, or civic issues from a variety of perspectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate online learning platforms
  • Apply online research skills for a variety of content-related projects (history, science, etc.)

Total Hours: 50-150 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50-150