Courses

Adult High School classes are offered in both a Traditional Class setting, a computer-assisted lab setting, and through distance learning courses.

Traditional Classes located at Central Campus only.

Computer-assisted Labs and distance learning located at Central and Harris Campuses.

Class Locations:

Central CampusHarris Campus
1201 Elizabeth Ave.,
Charlotte NC
Kratt Building Room 204

3210 CPCC West Campus Dr.,
Charlotte NC
Room 2239

Courses

    The courses listed below have been endorsed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. Based on a review of the individual's transcript, a student will be advised about the appropriate course(s) to take. Successful completion of selected course(s) will result in obtaining a diploma from Charlotte- Mecklenburg Board of Education through CPCC.

    Select a subject area to learn more:

    English

    Mathematics

    History

    Science

    Electives

    English
    Course Prerequisite Description
    English 108 Placement Test This course introduces the basic study of grammar and develops writing mastery through the writing process. Types of writing include narrative and descriptive paragraphs and essays. Vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and oral communication skills are also introduced.
    English 105 Prerequisite: English 108 or Placement Test This course expands on skills in reading, writing, and oral communication that were introduced in English 108. New concepts and skills are added to give students a basic foundation in English grammar punctuation, and vocabulary. Students are expected to demonstrate a mastery of these skills in process writing samples.
    English 103 English 105 or Placement Test Based on skills mastered in English 105 Students will increase their knowledge of grammar, reading comprehension, and vocabulary by focusing on the following: the writing and punctuation of a variety of sentence types, a review of the parts of speech, the regular use of the newspaper, and a review of basic Latin and Greek roots and suffixes. A major emphasis in this course will be on writing persuasive research papers.
    English 107 English 103 or Placement Test This course emphasizes multi-cultural literature with a focus on understanding the definition and application of certain literary terms as applied to selected passages. Writing includes the development of comparison and contrast research papers relating to literary selections. Application of grammar skills learned at all levels of English is reviewed.
    Mathematics
    Course Prerequisite Description
    Foundations of Mathematics Placement Test This course is designed to give students the opportunity to review and practice the basic skills of arithmetic. Topics covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Problem-solving skills and estimation are included throughout the course.
    Applications of Mathematics Placement Test This course expands the basic math skills to include the solution of word problems involving percent application, proportions, reading charts and graphs for information, estimation, working with measurements, and basic geometry concepts. Applications of the use of math in real-life situations are emphasized throughout the course.
    Pre-Algebra Placement Test This course builds a foundation for algebra. Topics covered include subsets of the real numbers, simplifying radicals, properties of the real numbers, prime factorization, the language of algebra, working with the real numbers, combining like terms, solving first degree equations, setting up and solving word problems, solving and graphing inequalities.
    Algebra Placement Test Upon completion of this course, students should be able to solve problems using the symbolism of algebra. They will be able to solve first degree equations, recognize and graph linear equations, solve systems of two equations, manipulate literal equations, recognize and use properties of real numbers, simplify expressions containing exponents, multiply polynomials, and factor polynomials.
    Algebra II
    Placement Test Upon completion of this course, students should be able to solve first degree equations and inequalities in one variable, solve a system of two equations in two variables both graphically and algebraically, graph first degree inequalities in one variable, factor quadratics. Students will be able to simplify second and third order radicals, simplify expressions involving integer or other rational exponents, solve second order radical equations, solve quadratic equations having real roots (by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula), and utilize a scientific calculator to evaluate powers or roots and rearrange formulas.
    Modern Geometry Placement Test This course stresses plane geometry with brief coverage of trigonometry and solid geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to do simple proofs, solve problems relating to triangle congruence and similarity, and do the basic geometric constructions. Students will be able to use a scientific calculator or table to evaluate a trigonometric function or find the missing angle, find the missing parts of a right triangle by trigonometry (including use of a scientific calculator), find perimeter/area/volume of certain geometric figures, and work with parallel lines.
    History
    Course Prerequisite Description
    United States History None Upon completion of this course, students should be able to interpret major events occurring in American History from 1865 to the present, including changes in social, economic, political, and foreign policy. Topics will include the Reconstruction, Westward Expansion, Industrial Development, The Great Depression, World Wars I & II, and events of the Cold War and Post-Cold War periods.
    Government and Economics None This course is designed to give students a basic overview of critical issues related to government and economics. The study of government emphasizes the United States Constitution as it relates to the structure of our national government and to the rights of individuals in our society. The study of economics involves a discussion of key economic systems and their influences on public issues. Application of these concepts to current events and practical situations is emphasized throughout the course.
    World Cultures None This course is a topical review of civilization's beginning in the Mesopotamian basin to an analysis of the political and economic climate fostering the democratization of the world in the modern era. Students should be able to develop an appreciation for the cultural differences and similarities of the peoples of the world as they relate to evolving economic, religious, social, and political customs.
    Science
    Course Prerequisite Description
    Physical Science None This course introduces the basic laws and principles of chemistry and physics. Topics include the scientific method, motion, energy, machines, and the nature of matter, atomic structure the chemical bonds, waves, light, sound, and electricity. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic physical science concepts.
    Biology None This course is a basic study of biological concepts and principles of biology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science, cell structure and function, chemical and physical basis of life, diversity and classification of living things, genetic inheritance, human anatomy and physiology, including the influence of human activity on the environment.
    Environmental Science None This course introduces the principles of environmental science. Topics include ecosystems, populations, communities, and interconnections of living organisms, conservation, and effects of human activity on the environment, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and energy flow. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic ecological concepts.
    Electives
    Course Prerequisite Description
    Work-Based Learning None This course is designed to afford students work-based learning experience; develop a personal job search strategy; develop job search skills; and develop and understanding of the work ethic.
    Oral Communications None This course is an introduction to basic oral communications. Covered in the course are oral communications tools, topics and speech delivery. Upon completion of this course, students will display an increased confidence in oral and interpersonal communications. Students will be able to evaluate other speakers and assess the importance of verbal and non-verbal communications in various settings.
    Computer Literacy I None This course provides a brief overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of the personal computers and software applications for personal use as well as the work environment. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate basic computer skills, using Microsoft Office Professional Applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Students will also have a working knowledge of the Internet, and be able to successfully navigate the World Wide Web.
    Computer Literacy II Computers in the Workplace (prerequisite HSD 6068) This course is designed to apply the skills from Computer Literacy I to the workplace environment. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate basic computer skills, using Microsoft Office Professional Applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Students will also have a working knowledge of the Internet, and be able to successfully navigate the World Wide Web.
    Fundamentals of Family Nutrition None Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manage dietary choices for their families by considering the daily requirements for adults and children. Topics will include types of nutrients, diseases linked with malnutrition, developmental nutritional needs, and food pyramids. Students will be able to formulate personal nutritional goals that should lead to better health and improved overall performance.
    Career Planning None This course is designed to help students make good choices when planning their future career.   Career testing, how-to's, where-to's, and goal setting will be included in the curriculum.
    Psychology None This course is designed to give students an overview of subject matter offered in the psychology field.   Careers as well as theories will be covered as part of the course.
    Errors in Reasoning None Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify three types of errors people make in solving problems. Students will learn to verbalize a systematic problem-solving process and apply the process to different problems. Each student will learn to observe and use all available facts to solve problems. These skills build confidence in problem-solving.
    Unlocking the Printed Page None Upon completion of this course, students will be more confident with a variety of reading material. Students will learn the appropriate reading strategies for English, history, math, and science materials as well as short stories and essays. Emphasis will be placed on building students' vocabulary through context clues, identifying relationships, and dictionary skills.
    Creative Writing None This course is designed to offer students the experience of four different genres in literature; autobiography, the short story, poetry, and playwrights. Along the way students will learn various literary terms and create a portfolio of their own works in these specific genres for a final grade. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge of genre components, comprehension, and creative enthusiasm and participation.
    Preparation for Success None This course will help students to study more effectively.  The students will be given a tour of the campus.  Students will learn interpersonal communication techniques, listening and problem-solving skills.  This class will also provide career planning and job-searching strategies.