Academics

In addition to career training, Homestead Job Corps also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered in order to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

GED/High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Homestead Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students may choose to earn a GED through our GED program or earn an accredited high school diploma through one of two separate high school programs. These two options include:

  • South Dade Educational Center
  • Penn Foster High School Online

Testing is provided to each student to measure his/her aptitude and competency. Tutoring is offered through our Extended Training Program until 8:00 PM.

English Language Learning Program

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.

Driver's Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing a driver's license.

Advanced Career Training Program

The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program is available to students who demonstrate the skills, motivation, and enthusiasm to further their Career Technical Training. ACT is offered at many Job Corps centers throughout the nation. Students interested in ACT should meet with the Work-Based Learning/Career Transition Readiness Specialist to schedule an interview. Students eligible for the ACT Program must:

  • Have a GED or high school diploma
  • Meet program requirements
  • Have recommendations from instructors and other staff
  • Have completed a career technical training program

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