The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program provides educational opportunities for individuals wishing to learn reading, writing and mathematics, or for individuals wishing to remediate basic academic skills in preparation for earning a General Education Development (GED) diploma. ABE prepares the students for transitioning into the labor market or higher academic or vocational training.


The GED program provides educational opportunities for individuals wishing to improve basic skills in preparation for earning a General Educational Development Diploma (GED). Individualized and self-paced instruction allows students to proceed at their own rates of learning. Content includes reviews in English, mathematics, writing, social studies, science, literature and the arts. Sample tests, preparation and review are provided. The pretest serves as a predictor of performance on the GED test, and indicates what areas the student may need to review before taking the test.

Applied Academics for Adult Learners is the course in which students with vocational intent are enrolled for remediation in math, reading, and language in order to meet state-mandated literacy exit levels for the career/technical program they wish to pursue. Students with scores of 6.0 or higher are eligible although we do not typically enroll students into Applied Academics until they have completed ABE at the 9.0 level. Students may be enrolled in Applied Academics whether they are currently enrolled in a career/technical program or not, so long as they have vocational intent.

Applied Academics may also be used for students if they meet all the criteria below:
  1. The student is a high school graduate (standard diploma or GED),
  2. he has all three TABE scores at 9.0 or higher, and
  3. has vocational intent (plans to enroll in a vocational program at PTEC, SPC, or other postsecondary institution).

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is designed for adults whose first language is not English and who need to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Progressive levels of grammar structure, reading, writing, listening, speaking and living skills are taught to help the non-English speaker adjust to American life and prepare the student to enter the job market or continue his/her education. New students will be evaluated by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) test - listening and reading - in order to determine proper educational placement in classes.

Adult High School
The Adult High School provides a way for persons who dropped out of high school for various reasons to return and earn the credits they need for their high school diplomas. The State requires a student to complete a minimum of 24 credits. The Adult High School offers students a chance to earn those credits at their own pace with a flexible schedule. The students must meet the graduation requirements maintaining a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and must pass the FCAT exams to receive a high school diploma. Clearwater Adult is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to issue standard high school diplomas.
Students must meet the same academic requirements as traditional daytime high school students, including:

  1. 2.0 GPA
  2. Must pass the FCAT
  3. Meet content requirements and elective requirements (14 1/2 content and 9 1/2 elective credits)

Co-enrolled High School Credit
NovaNET is a high school credit recovery program to aid students in making up high school credits on-line. This can be accomplished in our lab on the Clearwater High School campus or any computer with an internet connection.

We also offer a regular classroom setting for Science and Social Studies high school credit classes. These classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

Learn everything you need to know to pass the naturalization test. We cover all of the questions on the civics portion of the test. In addition, learn how to fill out the N-400 form and prepare for the naturalization interview. Even if you are not yet ready to apply, you will better understand how the United States functions.

Community Classes
We have several community classes available:
  • Child Care
  • CPR
  • Please call our main office for updates on available community classes at
         (727) 469-4190


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Statement

The School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability in any of its programs, services or activities.