GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at New Haven Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at New Haven can enroll in our GED program.
Qualified students may also enroll in Pearson Vue, an online, distant learning high school program that is designed to guide students through the requirements necessary to earn a high school diploma. Upon acceptance into and completion of the program requirements, students will earn a high school diploma.
In alignment with the Job Corps Boston Region Minimum Standards model, New Haven Job Corps Center also offers several after school training programs [HYPERLINK "AFTER SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMS" TO http://newhaven.jobcorps.gov/academics.aspx#afterschool] designed to provide additional educational and life skills learning opportunities for our students.
English Language Learning
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.
The Advanced College Training (ACT) program provides students with the opportunity to receive an advanced education at the collegiate level. Students in the ACT program may attend Gateway Community College and work towards completing college credits. The ACT program is available to students that have shown outstanding achievements in their academic and career technical training.
ACT may be right for you if:
- You have been enrolled in Job Corps for more than 180 days and have a good attendance record.
- You have completed a Career Technical Training program.
- You have a GED or high school diploma.
- You meet testing requirements.
- You have a high level of maturity and show the ability to work independently and reliably.
- You have a good disciplinary record.
Tutoring and Academic Support
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, science, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
The New Haven Job Corps Center offers Driver’s Education courses free of charge to all students in need of a driver's license.
After School Training Programs
In accordance with Job Corps Boston Region Minimum Standards, New Haven Job Corps Center offers numerous after school training and support programs for our students. These activities include:
- One on one, peer, and group tutoring sessions
- Staff/student mentoring programs
- Support and interest group meetings / clubs
- Career Counseling – Evening appointments and office hours
- Workshops on Independent Living and other Career Success Standards
- Guest speakers and presentations
Evening programs and resources are available to both our resident and non-resident students.