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Operation Reconnect is an adult education program designed to provide disconnected youth and young adults with the opportunity to "re-connect" with educational and employment opportunities. Our accelerated high school diploma program allows youth and adults who have "stopped" out of school to earn a home school high school diploma while developing a concrete plan to find success via higher education, technical training, and/or entrepreneurship training.
DON'T GIVE UP, YOU HAVE OPTIONS!
So high school didn't work out? That's unfortunate and I'm sure it was probably a combination of poor decision making and the inability of the public school system to provide you with viable options to salvage your diploma. Standardized testing, zero tolerance discipline policies, and the criminalization of school behavior via excessive fines and suspensions have caused the high school drop out rate to skyrocket, particularly in black and brown communities. Students and families are often left feeling powerless to do anything to get "re-connected" to a higher education. We are often uninformed or misinformed regarding state and federal law regarding education and, as a result, often end up sitting at home when public school deems us as "failures". Well, it's our responsibility as a community to provide options for ourselves when the "system" does not. Thus, we have created the Operation Reconnect Adult Homeschool. In the state of Texas, homeschools are recognized as private schools and homeschool graduates are afforded the same rights as public and private school graduates. Nationally, the federal government recognizes homeschooled students and require all institutions that receive tax payer dollars to accept homeschool students that have met graduation requirements and qualify for federal aid. All this being said, you now have the option of re-taking the standardized test (which costs money in some areas), going for your GED (a lot of GED programs aren't self paced or do a poor job in prepping students), or you can enroll in Operation Reconnect immediately and embarked on a self paced, inexpensive, journey toward not only receiving your diploma but also receiving guidance and assistance in developing a comprehensive plan on what to do with the next phase of your life.
THE OPERATION RECONNECT PROCESS
To earn your diploma through our program you must:
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Study and complete the online ORAKS study guide
- Successfully complete and pass the ORAKS Exam
- Successfully complete a detailed Life Plan essay
- Successfully complete four online workshops (Life Skills, Financial Aid, Career Exploration, and Entrepreneurship)
- Have tuition and fees paid in full
WE ARE NOT A DIPLOMA MILL!
At Operation Reconnect, we take pride in the requirements placed on graduation and believe that each and every student that fulfills our requirement for graduation not only deserves their diploma, but deserves unlimited success. For many of our students this is a second, sometimes third, chance at getting on the right track and we can appreciate the effort required to overcome not only physical, but mental obstacles that prevent us from reaching our full potential. We require our students to be committed to developing a plan for success without waiver. We also follow up with our students to ensure they have access to resources in the community that will aid them on their journey. Our goal is to assist our students in becoming more productive members of their family, community, and society at large. If you are serious about getting back on track, this is the program for you!!