Adult & Developmental Education
Pre-College - Developmental/Adult Basic Education
Provides instruction to high school graduates and GED® certificate holders. Courses are designed to build on existing academic skills to prepare for college-level academic work or certificate programs that lead to direct employment. Based on assessment test results, students are assigned pre-college courses. Students have three trimesters to complete the Developmental/ABE program. Courses fall into the following content areas: reading, English and mathematics. After successfully completing Writing Standard English (ENGL 100) and Introductory Algebra (MATH 100), students become eligible to petition to enter degree programs.
High School Equivalency Preparation
Provides non-high school graduates with courses that prepare them to pass the national GED® examination. Students can be either commuters or lodge students and have up to two trimesters to prepare for the official test. During the two terms students will be referred to a testing site for administration of the Official High School Equivalency examination. SIPI does not administer the official exam and is not an official testing site. Students are able to prepare using practice assessments authorized by the NMHED. The high school equivalency program provides preparation courses for successful completion of the national test. The test measures and compares knowledge of test takers to graduating high school seniors from across the United States. Courses are in the following areas: English, literature, science, math and social science. To pass the tests, students have to demonstrate skill levels that meet or exceeds 60% of all graduating high school seniors.