Adult Education Literacy Student Contract
Midland College Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) program is based on students becoming responsible for achieving their own educational goals. We believe that everyone can be successful and learn given enough time and desire. How far and fast you progress ultimately depends on you! Learning is a joint task.
Our staff will provide you with timely instruction, materials, and computer-assisted instruction. We are here to assist you in finding your learning strengths, to be friendly, professional, courteous, and supportive. We will encourage you to be the best you can be and help you identify and achieve your short and long term goals.
All students are expected to dress appropriately for class. Students should not wear clothing that is tight, revealing, torn, or displaying language that is vulgar or otherwise inappropriate. Undergarments should never be visible. Students who fail to comply with the dress code will be referred to the site supervisor and will not be permitted to return to class until they are dressed appropriately.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible, adult manner and to be respectful of their teacher and fellow students. Vulgar or inappropriate language will not be tolerated. All electronic devices should be put away and be turned off. Cell phones should be set to “silent” or “vibrate.” Text messages and telephone calls should only be made or accepted during break or after class. Texting during instructional time is prohibited. Children are not allowed in classrooms or on the premises while classes are in session.
Internet usage is provided solely for accessing educational programs. If a student is using entertainment, communication, social, or “inappropriate” web sites, the teacher has the right to ask the student to leave class. Students should never download any application to a classroom computer. In addition, students need to note they have no privacy rights concerning information stored on, and transmitted via institutional computer equipment, this includes any e-mail or instant message.
Students are expected to attend at least 80% of all classes that are scheduled and must attend at least 40 hours. Students are expected to notify the teacher if they have to miss a class or drop out of the program. At the end of each month, attendance is reviewed and any student who has missed 5 or more times will be put on probation. Once on probation, any student who fails to meet the attendance requirement may be dropped.
All students must take a baseline test and a progress test. Students are expected to make a sincere best effort on all tests. Students must take an exit examination (progress test) should they leave the program for any reason before completing the GED® testing process. Students who leave without testing will not be eligible to re-enter class or re-enroll in classes at a later date.
DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND FIREARMS
Illicit drugs and alcohol are explicitly prohibited. Any student in possession, or under the influence, of drugs, alcohol, and/or possessing firearms without a valid license will be immediately terminated from the program. If this occurs, police will be notified and charges will be filed against the perpetrators. The handgun must be concealed at all times. No open carry on college campuses.
An individual may not bring a handgun into an exclusion zone. Exclusion zones are clearly marked with signs.
FOOD AND DRINK
Our goal is to keep our learning environment clean. To protect our equipment, food and drink are not allowed in the classroom, except for holidays, or with prior permission from the director. Everyone is responsible for cleaning up their area and putting trash in the garbage can.
I have read the Policies and Procedures above and if I am accepted into the Midland College Adult Education Literacy program, I hereby agree to abide by these requirements.