About Our Program
The Adult Education department at Renaissance High School offers High School Completion, (Diploma) and High School Equivalency (HSE) exam preparation, English as a Second Language courses, and Adult Basic Education through flexible scheduling, individualized academic plans, and flexible environments.
Adult education courses are available to individuals ages 20 and above and are offered in Plainwell as well as Hastings.
High School Completion/Diploma Program
The Adult Education department at RHS will transfer credits from previous secondary institutions and offer guidance on completing the diploma track through online courses, in-class courses, and work experience.
High School Equivalency Program
We provide preparation classes on-site and online for taking and passing high school equivalency exams like the GED, TASC, and HiSet. Through our grants and the GED-to-School program for the State of Michigan, you can get your HSE free of charge.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
Our adult education department also offers ESL courses for students who are not native English speakers. Students will take part in online curriculum through Burlington English and also take part in our HSE program after language acquisition courses.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes
ABE courses are aligned with both the High School Completion/Diploma program and the High School Equivalency program. These classes are specifically for students who have,  never been to high school,  want to improve their literacy skills,  test in below the ninth-grade level. These classes are designed to assist students in building their skills in order to complete a diploma or HSE program.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 11:30am – 7:30pm. Friday – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30pm – 4:30pm
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Heidi Huizengia grew up in the Plainwell area. She attended Cornerstone University and Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005. Heidi taught alternative and adult education at Climax-Scotts Community Schools for eight years before coming to Renaissance High School. She is currently teaching as an adult education instructor at our Hastings campus.
Heidi believes that students of any age can learn. She is passionate about reaching every student and helping each student overcome his/her barriers to learning. She believes it is important to create positive learning experiences and to create a welcoming learning environment.
Charlie Wynne was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he graduated from Loy Norrix High School. He attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006. Charlie also obtained his Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership from University of South Florida in 2010.Charlie has been working in education for eleven years, eight of which were spent in Florida where he taught secondary English and opened a charter school for at-risk youth.
This is Charlie’s third year as Renaissance High School’s Adult Education Teacher.Charlie believes that all students can learn and achieve. He believes it is the role of the teacher and school to provide adequate relevant learning experiences so students can take what they learn in school with them to benefit every aspect of their life.
- State of Michigan Adult Education Information
- Michigan Talent Bank
- Allegan County Area Technical & Educational Center
KVCC Programs of Study
Davenport University Programs of Study