A new law that takes effect July 1st could mean more adult high schools across the state.
The law allows the establishment of new adult educational facilities if approved by the Indiana Charter School Board. There are some special requirements such as the programming must be different from a regular high school, have flexible scheduling and offers dual credit or industry certifications among other requirements. Many of the adult high schools across the state are funded by Goodwill Industries and were created for anyone older than 18 who didn’t graduate from high school and may have been out of school for 10-15 years.
Indiana ranks 29th in the country in the percentage of adults with a high school diploma.