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Tom P. Haney Technical Center
3016 Hwy 77 N
Panama City, FL 32405
Phone (850) 767-5500
fax (850) 747-5555 

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Adult Basic Education (Literacy)

Adult Basic Education (ABE) includes courses designed to improve the employability of the State’s workforce through instruction in language, mathematics, reading, and workforce readiness skills at grade level equivalency 0.0-8.9.  ABE involves non-credit courses designed to develop basic skills necessary for successful employment and citizenship.  This is an open entry/open exit program of study.  The ABE program prepares students to enroll in General Educational Development (GED) preparation.  Literacy Completion Points (LCPs) are awarded when a student demonstrates mastery as measured by approved standardized tests and/or documentation of mastery of competencies.

Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The ESOL program provides English language instruction to adult learners who are able to read and write in at least one language other than English. This program helps prepare adult learners to use English for entering career and technical and/or post-secondary education, employment, and participation in the civil life in the United States.

General Educational Development (GED®) Test Preparation

gedtestingservice.comThe General Educational Development (GED®) program is non-graded and characterized by open entry/open exit, individualized instructional modules, flexible schedules, and performance-based evaluation.  Reading and technology are integral parts of each Literacy Completion Point (LCP) and are integrated into the curriculum.  Placement into the program is based on a minimum score of 9.0 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and an individual needs assessment.  A student who is under the age of 18 must be enrolled in the program, score 155 or above in all four (4) academic areas on the GED Ready test. Have a letter of hardship from his/her parent/guardian, and have the Superintendent’s approval prior to taking the GED exam.

Beginning in January 2014, the new computer-based GED® test replaced its former paper-pencil test. The four (4) subject areas for the GED® test include: Reasoning through Language Arts; Social Studies; Science; and Mathematical Reasoning. Successful completion means a minimum score of 145 on each of the four subject-area tests.  For more information of the GED, vist www.GED.com.

Applied Academics For Adult Education (AAAE) (Formerly VPI)

The purpose of the AAAE program is to prepare students for academic, technical, and personal success. The program is designed for students who have tested at the equivalent of 9th grade and above but lack the required level of basic skills for completion of the CTE program. The AAAE program is an individualized performance-based program. This program strives to inspire and motivate students to become productive, self-sufficient members of society. The AAAE program is non-graded and is an open entry/open exit, individualized performance based program. The instructional curriculum is based on the assessed needs of the individual as well as the academic and employability requirements related to Florida’s Comprehensive Education programs. Placement into the program is based on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and an individual needs assessment.

 GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service LLC under license. This content is not endorsed or approved by ACE or GED Testing Service. 


 ESOL 7:45-10:15 M-F

ABE/GED - 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. M-F

Adult Basic Education/GED Attendance Policy

·         All students registered in class are expected to attend every class period in full.

·         Students are to sign-in and –out of class daily using Student Tracker.

·         Absences will be counted from the first scheduled class meeting.

·         FOCUS will be the final authority in determining the attendance and absences for each student.

  • It is the responsibility of the student to know the attendance policy. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of all absences and keep up with them.
  • Students are required to sign-in for each class.
  • Students who are absent 6 consecutive class days will be dropped.
  • Students will be dropped after the following:

  Students will be dropped after 8 absences in any period.

  If a student misses more than 15 minutes in a period it will count as an absence

 Students, who are dropped during the semester, cannot re-enroll until the beginning of the next semester.

  • In the event of the need for extended leave, students must withdraw from Haney.  There is no Leave of Absence for ABE/GED/ESOL students.

Cost per semester

Tuition $45.00 
Registration Fee(non refundable) $25.00
Student Activity Fee(non refundable) $20.00

Total per semester $90

Refund policy

Drop period is considered the first 3 days of each semester.  Tuition costs only will be refunded within this 3 day period.  There will be no refund after 3 days. Tuition only will be refunded for NO shows.