NTC’s Alternative High School serves students at risk of not completing high school in a traditional setting.

Approximately 200 students in the NTC district are served annually, receiving the attention necessary to help them succeed both academically and personally.

  • Hands-on experiences in academic areas
  • Group and individual projects or competency-based learning
  • Connect learning to the world of work
  • Apprenticeships or other career-related pathways

HSED Program

The High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) program gives students a self-paced, friendly environment to complete a credential that prepares them to begin their job search or apply to college.


  • 17 years of age
  • 70% on TABE Success Assessment
  • At least 1 year behind class (3 credits)

To obtain a HSED, students must pass the following tests and/or courses:

  • GED Reasoning through Language Arts
  • GED Math
  • GED Science
  • GED Social Studies
  • GED Citizenship
  • Civics
  • Health
  • Employability
  • Career Readiness

General Education Development (GED)

The GED test is a computer-based exam that measures skills expected of high school graduates in the areas of reasoning through language arts, math, science, social studies and civics. Most graduates, while working at their own pace, complete their GED in approximately one year at NTC.

Credit Recovery

This program provides a positive option for students who were not meeting success in the more traditional high school setting. Students are given a second chance to stay in high school, further their education and graduated with a meaningful high school diploma.


  • 16 years of age
  • Considered “at risk”

Admissions Process

Admission to the Alternative High School happens through a partnership with area high schools. Students and their parents are encouraged to contact the student’s home high school and request a transfer to NTC’s Alternative High School.

An official visit may be scheduled to introduce students and their parents to the program and staff.

Have Questions?

Please call the Alternative High School at 715.803.1148.