The concept for an Adult High School program in Flagler County began in 1985 as an alternative to the GED Equivalency Diploma. The Adult High School would allow a student the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. The School Board approved the Competency-Based Adult High School program in October of 1986. Shortly thereafter, the doors opened on the first Adult High School site in Bunnell. Curriculum was obtained from Brevard County's Adult and Community Education Department. (They were awarded an Adult Education Special Demonstration Grant through the state to develop, assimilate, and distribute modules and to test programs throughout the state.) Currently, "Educator" (an FLVS based computer software company) is used to deliver common core courses required by the Florida Department of Education. Competency-based education recognizes that adult students come to the program with varying levels of achievement and a wide variety of experiences. Courses offered are of sufficient length and content to permit a level of competence that is at least equivalent to the required of other students in public high school in the district.