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CDP Credit Diploma Program

Registration for Fall 2016: Returning students: August 17th and 18th     New students: August 22nd and 23rd
Registration includes orientation and placement surveys. Please plan on a 2 hour visit, and bring a copy of your transcript.


The  Credit Diploma Program offers students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma through the accumulation of credits. WERACE graduates must earn 23 credits in specific academic and elective areas and may transfer earned credits from other high schools. Credits for work or military experience may also be awarded.  Semesters begin in September and February.

Students have the opportunity to earn credits through classes, independent study projects, computer-based courses and online courses through CT Virtual High School.  Students are strongly encouraged to take one or more computer-based courses to gain experience with technology and with this learning option.  Several post-secondary institutions offer on-line courses and it is beneficial for students to practice this option through WERACE while it is free of charge.

Each student will meet with a guidance counselor to develop an education plan. Classes are offered both day and evening.  Daytime classes are offered at 10 Crosby Street, Danbury, and evening classes are offered at Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury.  Classes are offered on a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs schedule. This program is offered both semesters. 

There are specific attendance requirements for the CDP program.  Students must attend a minimum of 48 hours per full credit course, and only 3 absences are permitted.  All adults who successfully complete the required credits of the CDP program are awarded a high school diploma through WERACE.

23 Credits must be earned as follows:
      4 English
      3 Social Studies (1 credit in US/American History and .5 credit in Civics required)
      3.5 Math
      2 Science
      1 Arts/Vocational Education
      9.5 Electives (.5 Career Exploration required)

For more information please call 203-797-4731


 For transcript request please fax transcript request with signature to 203-731-8288.  There is a $2.00 fee for each transcript request.  Transcripts can be paid in the form of cash, check or Money Order.  Please make it payable to WERACE/Danbury Adult Education.