Since its inception in 1929, the High School Continuation Program has offered students an alternative way to earn a high school diploma. Although students are responsible to the same course requirements, numbers of credits, and SOL assessment verification as students in the comprehensive high schools, the program offers flexibility in the way and timeframe in which students can earn a high school diploma. Important information includes:
- Students are able to earn six or seven credits in a year.
- The program is divided into two semesters, and students may take one, two, or three two-hour classes each semester.
- The financial cost to students vary with age; for more information see the fee schedule.
- Students may refer themselves to the program; the comprehensive high school may refer students; the courts may refer students.
- Students must be at least 16 years of age to enter the HSCP; there is no upper age limit.
- Langston is relatively small programs, with approximately 120 students.