High School Credit Program
The goal of the High School Credit (HSC) program is that each HSC student will complete the courses and assessments necessary to earn a standard high school diploma. The High School Credit program at Tomlinson is a fully accredited standard high school credit program that allows students to complete missing or failed courses required to receive their diploma.
Students may earn their high school diploma from Tomlinson Adult Learning Center or in some cases they may transfer credit to their home school. Tomlinson is a year-round school so students have ongoing opportunities for success. Students work in a well-structured, self-paced environment that operates on an open-entry/open-exit basis.
Do you offer FSA testing?
Many high school students experience difficulty passing the FSA (Florida State Assessment). Tomlinson offers students the opportunity to remediate skills in our intensive math and reading programs. FSA study materials are also available online for students to use at home for additional preparation.
What if I only have a few credits?
Sometimes students come to Tomlinson with just a few credits. When that is the case please see Mrs. Mallory for a full transcript analysis. We will happily work with you at any stage within your educational progress.
Can you explain your classes?
We offer a complete schedule of APEX courses needed for graduation. All courses are self-paced and are available on an open-entry/open-exit basis. Students may start class any school day and end class on any school day following the completion of course requirements. This curriculum model enables students to complete classes more rapidly than in a traditional high school.
What if I am not from Pinellas County?
Tomlinson faculty and staff are ready to assist students who have come to Pinellas County from another Florida county or from out-of-state. Often times, these students cannot enroll at a regular high school once a new semester is underway. They can come to Tomlinson and earn high school credit. Mrs. Mallory will help these students secure transcripts.
Classes are currently offered in the following subject areas:
- Social Studies
- Language Arts/ English
**A majority of classes in the daytime can be completed in eight to twelve weeks, while those taken at night may take 12 to 16 weeks.
What is the admission process?
Students making up course work to be transferred back to their home school must provide an authorization form (Form 2097) from their high school guidance counselor upon enrollment.