Guidance

Suggestions for Students Who Have Interrupted Their High School Education

1. Attend summer school or evening school programs.- This option can be used to make up failed courses.

A. Medford Public Schools summer school course information is available in late May of each school year.
B. Enrollment at summer school programs in other communities must be pre-approved by the Medford Public Schools Guidance Department if credits are to be applied toward a Medford High School diploma.
C. Enrollment at evening school programs in other communities must be pre-approved by the Medford Public Schools Guidance Department if credits are to be applied toward a Medford High School diploma.

2. Complete graduation requirements through enrollment in approved college level courses. Enrollment at in college courses must be pre-approved by the Medford Public Schools Guidance Department if credits are to be applied toward a Medford High School diploma.

3. Enroll in a General Educational Development (GED) test program. The GED Testing Program in Massachusetts is overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Education’s GED Office. Thirty-three test centers operate state-wide to serve the needs of the adult population in need of a high school credential. Test centers are located throughout the state. They are responsible for registering, scheduling and administering the tests for their area. The following are test centers located in close proximity to Medford:

A. SCALE Adult Learning Center
167 Holand Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 625-6600 x693
B. Division of Continuing Education
Newton Public Schools
360 Lowell Avenue, Newtonville 02160
(617) 559-6993
C. Boston Ctr. for Youth & Families
1483 Tremont Street, Boston 02120
(617) 635-4920 ext 2540

4. Enroll in a Job Corps program. Job Corps offers no-cost training and education to America’s youth ages 16 through 24. Students typically live on campus and earn their high school diploma or GED while learning career skills in one of more than 60 occupational areas offered in Region One. For more information call (800) 733-JOBS.
If you decide to resume a school program at a future time before you turn age-22 you may request a Team meeting to discuss your educational options by calling the Medford Public Schools Special Education office at 781-393-2316.

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