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Adult High School Program - Adult Education and Literacy Services

The Adult High School Program establishes an alternative method for adults, who did not graduate from high school, to earn a high school diploma and potentially earn post-secondary credit or an industry-recognized certification in an environment that meets the needs of the adult learner.

The Adult High School Program will address the needs of adult learners and improve their quality of life by providing:

  • Academic services that lead to a high school diploma
  • Postsecondary education and training opportunities
  • Industry recognized credentialing opportunities, and
  • Wraparound services that address challenges.

This will provide learners with the necessary tools and skills to meet their current and future academic and career aspirations.

The pilot program, established by House Bill 1381, became effective July 1, 2017.

The Adult High School Program is under the authority of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR).

Adult High School Program
Solicitation for Proposals

Eligible Applicants
Private non-profit organizations interested in applying to become a program operator will need to submit a detailed proposal, including a three-year budget. Refer to the solicitation for proposals for the complete description of eligibility.

Public funding is not provided through this solicitation.

Key Dates
Solicitation for Proposals (Word) Release: August 30, 2018
Notice of Intent to Apply deadline: September 19, 2018
Technical Assistance Briefing: September 26, 2018
Proposal submission deadline: January 11, 2019

Technical Assistance Briefing
The Technical Assistance Briefing will be a web conference on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Questions regarding the Adult High School Program and the Solicitation for Proposals will be accepted prior to the TA briefing. The responses to the questions will be provided during the TA briefing only and not before. Submit questions to Lynette Demby with the subject line: FY19 AHS TA Briefing Questions.

TA Briefing Access Information
Time: Sep 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00am Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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  US: 1-669-900-6833,,489763649# or 1-646-558-8656,,489763649#
Or Telephone:
  Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
  US: 1- 669-900-6833 or 1-646-558-8656
  Meeting ID: 489 763 649

Adult High School Program Contact
Perketer Tucker, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Information about the Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept can be found here.