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Program Benefits


  • AEWC study centers operate on a clientcentered basis with individualized educational and career technical training plans. 
  • The AEWC program offers competency and standards based curriculum and courses that meet the A-G requirements. 
  • The mode of instruction in AEWC is independent study. Independent study is a voluntary alternative to regular classroom instruction and is consistent with the school district’s curriculum and course of study. 
  • Independent study provides flexible scheduling which allows students to acquire employability skills, or to seek or maintain employment, or care for children or family members while earning a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Teachers are responsible for assuring that competencies in the independent study course work are mastered and that the highest level of educational quality is maintained. 
  • AEWC students must meet all district and state requirements for graduation including the STAR test (grades 9-11) and the California High School Exit Exam. 
  • AEWC students successfully transition to college, the military, and employment.