Adult & Community Education school helps locals get high school diploma

Posted at 7:21 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 15:42:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- On Friday night, 65 students accepted their high school diplomas, but the group isn't just high school students. They’re in The Adult & Community Education school or ACE, which offers an alternative path to earn a degree. 

ACE students, 16 years and older, can enroll in the program anytime and start earning their degree for only 30 dollars a semester. They work at their own pace, making classes fit around their schedule.

That’s exactly why graduates say they joined the ACE program. Some say they wanted to get through high school faster. Others have personal reasons that stopped them from earning a high school diploma. Now, thanks to ACE, anyone has the chance to earn their diploma. 

ACE teaches GED classes in more than 10 locations throughout Leon County.

Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil was the special speaker at the graduation ceremony. The Sheriff's Office works closely with ACE, offering GED classes at the Leon County Detention Center.