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MN State Adult Diploma Program
Hawthorne Education Center, 700 4th Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904

Adult Diploma office: (507) 328-4487
Program secretary: (507) 328-4440 Fax: (507) 328-4441

Program hours : Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Monday evenings 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm (room 217)

What is this program about?

The MN State Adult Diploma Program is a standards based, competency diploma program.
Diploma competency areas include: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Digital Literacy and Career Development and Employability Skills.

Am I eligible?
Students wishing to take part in this Diploma program 

 • MUST be 19 years old or over
 • MUST take and pass a reading test
 • MUST have a level of MATH competency at low intermediate ABE level


How can I begin? Call the office to schedule an appointment for intake and assessment(s). Students need to bring a copy of school transcript(s) for any courses completed outside the Rochester School District and transcripts for any GED tests taken previously.

Who is the learner advisor? The learner advisor may provide you with an opportunity to assess what is happening in your life, what changes you would like to see happen, and what strengths you have, and what choices or options are available to you as you pursue your goals.

What books do I need? Depending on the areas of study required to complete your MN Adult Diploma, the diploma teacher you meet with will tell you what books you may need. Books are available for use at school at no charge, though books used outside of school may require a deposit.

What if I need help with assignments? Teachers are available to help with assignments during the open diploma hours.

Where do I turn in my assignments? Assignments can be turned in at the diploma room (214) or directly to your teacher. Include your name and class assignment on all work turned in. Any assignment revisions that need to be done will be placed in the students folder. It is the student's responsibility to inquire about assignments completed, test scores, etc. If you are turning in a revised assignment please include the original with it.

What happens to my assignments? The assignments that you complete will be uploaded to your MN State Adult Diploma portfolio on the LearnerWeb platform. Along with your assignments, your Transcripts, Certificates and Course completion certificates will also be uploaded.  Your final portfolio will be submitted to the MN State for approval

How long will it take me to get my diploma? A specific date of completion cannot be given by a teacher. Completion is dependent on the student's pace of study and the number of areas in which study is required.
 
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