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School District Five Adult Education Program receives statewide recognition

For Immediate Release – November 3, 2022

 

School District Five Adult Education Program receives statewide recognition

IRMO The Lexington-Richland School District Five Adult Education Program was recognized by the South Carolina Office of Adult Education for outstanding performance in response to the pandemic.

 

School District Five’s Adult Education Program received a "Stepped Up to the Plate" award during the South Carolina Office of Adult Education’s Fall Institute Celebration of Success Luncheon. The award category is presented to Adult Education programs that have developed innovative solutions to address the many challenges that arose during the coronavirus pandemic.  

 

"This award is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of the School District Five Adult Education team,” said Paula Wright, School District Five Adult Education Director. “The award itself represents our prioritization of student needs, our creativity in providing student support, and the compassion that guides how we educate our students.  I am very proud to be a member of the District Five Adult Education Family!"

 

School District Five’s program was spotlighted for recognizing the need to provide better access to instruction, enrollment and record keeping by moving to digital onboarding processes as well as digital teacher and student folders.  This process began as a response to the program’s normal operations being disrupted by the evolving

COVID-19 protocols in the 2020–2021 school year. However, because of the ability to provide greater access to current and future students as well as staff, and due to the efficiency of the new processes, the digitization of registration and record keeping has become standard operating procedure.

 

School District Five’s Adult Education program offers opportunities for adult students to earn a high school diploma or a high school equivalency credential through GED.  Additional programs and offerings include:  English Language Acquisition (ESL), Career Preparation Workshops, Paraprofessional Certification, Career Exploration through ASVAB, Family Literacy, Workplace Literacy, College and Military Entrance Exam Preparation, Academic Enrichment, and a Pharmacy Technician Integrated Education and Training Program.

 

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