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Eligibility for Services

Pursuant to Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, eligible students are those individuals who:

 

  • Have attained 18 years of age (see below**);  
  • Are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under State law** and who:
    • are basic-skills-deficient;  
    • do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent AND have not achieved an equivalent level of education; and/or  
    • are unable to speak, read, write, or comprehend the English language.

 

Eligible students must live, work, or be enrolled in postsecondary education in Kentucky, and have reached the legal age of withdrawal from the local school district where they currently reside.

 

It is strongly recommended that the population without a high school diploma or its equivalent take precedence. In other words, serving the population with a high school diploma or its equivalent, as capacity permits, should not be in lieu of the population without a high school diploma or its equivalent.

 

**Effective July 1, 2015, in order to ensure consistency with the compulsory attendance age law (Compulsory Attendance Law – Senate Bill 97 [KRS 159.010]) and the federal WIOA: KYAE programs in school districts implementing the new compulsory attendance age law 2015-16 school year shall not serve individuals residing in those districts under the age of 18.

 

{The above applies to students who have not earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. An eligible student under the age of 18 holding an accredited or an approved four-year high school diploma (as determined by KDE) and scoring 11.9 or below on the Tests for Adult Basic Education (TABE) is qualified to receive services at KYAE program centers.}

 

Home-schooled students and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) students are not exempt from the compulsory age law.

 

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, adult education providers shall not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, and/or national origin in its adult education and literacy programs, activities, employment, or admission policies and practices.

 

Individuals with an F-1 Visa (student visa) status are ineligible for services and shall “not be accorded a course of study in a publicly funded adult education program.” [Source: U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (Sec. 1101a(15)(F)(1)] 

 

Do you have a question about whether or not you are eligible? Or about the withdrawal letter you need? Click here.