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TASC & Academic Enrichment Programs

Are you 16 to 21 years old and may not complete high school? Could you benefit from a positive, alternative experience that will enable you to continue your education?

Whether you are thinking about better employment, continuing education or personal achievement, a high school equivalency credential is essential. Passing the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) demonstrates that you possess basic math and English skills, and the character to see things through–and can help you secure a job for which you would otherwise be unqualified. Earning the high school equivalency credential also makes you eligible to pursue a college or technical degree, if this is your goal.

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)

The TASC program at CTEC is a structured setting with small classes and a non-traditional schedule. In this preparation course, students work at their own pace on lessons assigned on an individual basis.


Classes meet daily, Monday through Friday. Students attend a morning session (8 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.), with the opportunity to attend career and technical education programs in the afternoon.

Program guidelines
  • Enrollment is open throughout the year.
  • Students must be between the ages of 16 and 21.
  • Students must be referred by a local high school counselor.
  • Students must test above a 9th-grade level in reading using the Test of Adult Basic Education. (Students who do not meet the reading requirement may be placed in the Academic Enrichment Program, below.)
  • At least 10 weeks of class participation with mastery-level achievement in all academic components are required before a student can be recommended for TASC testing.

Academic Enrichment Program (AEP)

The Academic Enrichment Program is tailored to fit the needs of non-classified students whose reading and math levels fall between 6th and 9th grade. Instruction is personalized with frequent assessments to measure a student’s readiness for advancement into the TASC program.

Additional Courses Available

In addition to the half-day academic component, there are a wide variety of half-day career and technical courses available to students. Career and college counseling, remediation, and placement services are also offered.

For more information, speak with your school guidance counselor or call the Career and Technical Education Center at (845) 627-4770.