High school equivalency graduation is June 26

CLINTON — The Clinton Community College Adult Basic Education department will celebrate the 2018 High School Equivalency Program Graduation at 6 p.m. June 26 in the Clinton Community College Auditorium, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton.

Twenty-six students will participate in the ceremony with graduate addresses to be given by four students. Since 2003 the Paul B. Sharar Foundation and the Eastern Iowa Community College Board of Trustees have partnered to offer each graduate of the EICC High School Equivalency program a three credit hour scholarship or the equivalent cost of a program that would lead to immediate employment.

Currently, 150 people are enrolled in the CCC High School Equivalency program with an additional 17 enrolled in Maquoketa. There are 19 students enrolled in the English Language Acquisition program. These students represent a variety of countries including Mexico, China, Vietnam, Bolivia, South Korea, Venezuela, Peru, Macedonia and Germany.

The High School Equivalency program provides individuals who did not graduate from high school an opportunity to earn their diplomas. To do so, the graduates are required to successfully pass five different state-approved tests in Language Arts Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts Reading, and Math. Minimum scores are required for each test area as well as an overall minimum average score.

Enrollment for fall classes is currently underway. For more information about the High School Equivalency and English Language Acquisition programs, call Clinton Community College at 244-7185 or visit www.eicc.edu/hiset.