(for students 18-22+ years-old)
The High School Continuation Program at Arlington Community High School and Langston offers students age 16 and older the opportunity to earn high school credits in a small and supportive environment. Students may elect to enter the program for many reasons. The program allows students to take one, two, or three block classes each semester. Taking three classes a semester enables students to earn 6 credits a year. Additionally, students are able to receive credit for work experience, service learning, summer school classes, and/or independent study. Students may also take classes at the Career Center, and students may take classes in the late afternoon and evening Monday through Thursday.
Institute for Career Development and Academic Achievement, Career Center (Grades 9 – 12)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the HILT Institute is made by the Program’s Coordinator.
The Institute program is designed for the older EL 1-4 students (ages 16-21) who would benefit most from a small and structured academic environment, integrated with a career and technical component. Students who are selected for the Institute enroll in a two-period integrated block of language instruction in reading, writing and grammar. They also take three additional credits in math, science, and social studies. Finally, students enroll in a two-period Career & Technical Education (CTE) elective class at the Career Center. Students who attend the program benefit by working toward their high school diplomas while obtaining certifications or licenses in their selected professional areas, and/or receiving college credits for their technical classes.
High School credit: Students earn credits in all Institute courses, which may be applied toward a standard or advanced high school diploma.
APS is committed to addressing the needs of pregnant and parenting teens through its Teenage Parenting Programs (TPP). The mission of TPP is to provide leadership for collaborative, comprehensive services in Arlington County to address the issues of adolescent pregnancy including educational needs, pregnancy prevention, teenage parenting, and healthy families. The Teenage Parenting Programs consist of the following four programs:
- Family Education Center
- Outreach for Parenting Teens
- Alternatives for Parenting Teens
- Young Fathers Program
HILT Summer School classes are offered at the elementary, middle and high school levels.