Master Plan of Instruction
Adult Basic Education
ABE
2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, FL 32726 - (352) 589-2250
www.laketech.org
2022 - 2023
The mission of Lake Technical College is to be an integral component of the economic growth and development in
our communities by offering a variety of high quality career-education and training opportunities.
Lake Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, genetic
information, age, pregnancy, disability, or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its
hiring or employment practices. The district also provides access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other
patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, or any other youth group listed
in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.
LAKE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is designed to assist students with increasing proficiency in Mathematics and Language Arts
(reading, language, speaking and listening, and writing) at or above the ninth-grade level. The program is designed not as
an “end all,” but it is the first and foundational step toward accomplishing high school completion through the GED
®
and/or establishing an understanding of and preparation for postsecondary education and career. It also offers
opportunities to develop digital literacy and to acquire college and career readiness skills. Integrated educational training,
utilizing various learning styles and career pathways, is offered through several modes of instructional lessons, hands on
activities, and web-based research.
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility for Enrollment
Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older.
Legal withdrawal from elementary or secondary school with the exceptions noted in Rule 6A-6.014, FAC. This
applies to those individuals who are in pursuance of the GED
®
option.
Completion of official digital or online application.
Completion of the basic skills assessment (BSA) as a means for assessing specific academic needs in language
arts and math.
For students desiring to enroll in the adult basic education (ABE) distance learning option, basic skills
assessment scores for all subjects should be at a minimum of no less than a 6.0 grade equivalent, and the
subject assessments must have been taken at no less than the difficult level.
Enrollment in ABE complies with school policy and state law. Students complete the basic skills testing as noted above
prior to enrollment.
ESSENTIAL TRAINING TASKS
Essential training tasks involve the specific requirements that one must be able to accomplish to successfully work
through a program of study (in this instance the ABE program). These requirements or tasks are physically, mentally,
and emotionally oriented. The physical, mental, and emotional requirements for the ABE program are that a student must
have the ability to:
Sit for extended periods of time.
Comprehend both spoken and written English.
Use a computer keyboard or a keypad.
Work with others as a team as well as working independently.
Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and/or diagrammatical form.
Plan, organize, and manage time as well as daily activities.
ACCOMMODATIONS
Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities as identified on the
secondary student’s IEP or 504 plan or postsecondary student’s accommodations plan to meet individual needs to
ensure equal access. Postsecondary students with disabilities must self-identify, present documentation of
accommodations, if needed, and develop a plan with their postsecondary service provider.
Students desiring accommodations or updates to their accommodations are encouraged to self-identify as early in the
program as possible. To receive disability accommodations, students must self-disclose the disability to the Special
Populations Coordinator and provide documentation that clearly shows evidence of a disability and applicable
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accommodations. The Special Populations Coordinator will schedule a meeting with the student and the Adult Education
Program Manager to discuss the documented disability and applicable accommodations.
Accommodations received in postsecondary education may differ from those received in secondary education.
Accommodations change the way the student is instructed. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such
areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments, assessments, time demands, schedules, learning
environment, assistive technology, and special communication systems. Documentation of the accommodations
requested and provided is maintained in a confidential file separate from the academic record.
Students in need of academic accommodations for a disability may consult with the Special Populations Coordinator to
arrange appropriate accommodations. Students are required to give reasonable notice (typically 5 working days) prior to
requesting an accommodation.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Reason for Withdrawal
Noncompliance with school and program policies may result in withdrawal from the program. The missing of six
consecutive scheduled class sessions will result in an immediate withdrawal. This is due to state policy. Inappropriate
behavior may result in withdrawal or dismissal as determined through a Student Intervention Team (SIT) meeting process
Students who are dismissed are unable to attend Lake Technical College for a determined amount of time and may
return only after meeting with and an approval from the executive director of Lake Technical College or a designee. For
those who are withdrawn during a term and who wish to return during the same, a reenrollment fee of $10.00 is required.
Orientation
A program orientation is required for all Lake Tech Adult Education students. Students will sign off each new academic
year on an understanding of the policies of the college and the individual program requirements at the conclusion of the
orientation.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
The mission of Lake Technical College (LTC) and the Adult Education Program includes providing the necessary skills for
students to be successful employees in whatever career they choose. To be successful in the workforce, as well as
college and career ready, graduates must possess both strong academic skills and good professional skills. These types
of skills are what employers are looking for in their employees, for example, communication skills, dependability,
productivity, and teamwork. The following are areas that all adult education students are expected to exhibit in class:
Standards
Professional and Academic Integrity
Attendance: Attends class for all scheduled hours assigned; arrives/leaves on time; logs in and out properly;
communicates with instructor when arriving late, leaving early, or being absent for any reason.
Communication/Teamwork: Contacts instructor with learning or other concerns; works cooperatively with
people with diverse backgrounds and abilities; is an active group member; teaches others; contributes ideas and
suggestions.
Ethics: Displays academic integrity (no plagiarism); follows LTC’s code of conduct (appropriate use of
cellphone/smartphone, following tobacco product rule, food and drink rule, etc.).
Respect: Shows respect for self, classmates, instructors, and staff; does not engage in harassment of any kind
(verbal, nonverbal, written, and electronic); and respects class materials – appropriate use of technology, books
and other materials are not marked in or taken from the classroom and are returned to appropriate place or
instructor.
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Self-Management
Appearance: Follows the LTC dress code using appropriate dress, grooming, and hygiene, and wears regulation
uniform.
Attitude: Shows positive attitude; willing to cooperate; accepts constructive criticism.
Preparedness: Has needed materials and supplies to complete assignments; comes ready to learn; prioritizes
tasks and time for the day.
Productivity: Stays on task; utilizes time constructively; when finishes assignment and is waiting for further
instructions, finds appropriate materials and continues studying.
Grade Scale
5 = Exceeds Expectations: Professional skills performance is exemplary. Student consistently demonstrates
characteristics that will stand out in the work environment and will advance her/him in the career chosen.
4 = Meets Expectations: Professional skills performance standards are met. Student demonstrates
characteristics that will stand out in the work environment.
3 = Needs Moderate Improvement: All professional skills standards are met most of the time. The quality of the
student’s professional skills performance is that of a good employee in the normal work environment.
2 = Needs Substantial Improvement: Some professional skills standards are not met. Additional work on
employability skills is recommended.
1 = Unacceptable: Professional skills performance is below average. Most skills have not been met.
GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
Campus Safety
Lake Technical College makes every effort to provide a safe environment for all students, visitors, faculty, and staff. Basic
safety standards, which will include fire drills, weather drills, equipment usage, and traffic regulations, will be covered in
the program orientation. Also, for further safety, all students are required to wear the appropriate Lake Tech shirt for that
program; adult education students wear a light blue shirt with the Lake Tech logo. Furthermore, students must wear the
school issued photo identification while on campus. These basic safety standards will be reinforced throughout the
program enrollment. See the current school catalog for additional campus safety information.
Children on Campus
Students and employees are expected to make off-campus childcare arrangements. The College assumes no
responsibility for the supervision of children. At no time should children be left unattended either in buildings, grounds or
vehicles.
Food and Drink
To protect equipment and furnishings in the classroom and laboratory areas, only water, in closed, covered containers, is
permitted. No other food or drinks are allowed, unless specific permission is granted by the instructor.
Lunch
Food services are provided, for a fee, on the main campus in the Lake Tech Café and are available during breaks and
lunch. Adult students may leave the LTC campus during the scheduled 30-minute lunch break as long as they return to
the program on time.
Parking Regulations
Students at the main campus may park only in the south parking lot in spaces not designated as “staff/faculty” or
“customer service.” For safety, loitering in or around vehicles once the vehicle is parked is not permitted and a 5-mph
speed limit is enforced. In consideration of the neighbors and classes in session, loud music in vehicles on campus is
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