Education Forward (GED)
Our Education Forward program is designed to meet students where they are to move their education forward. We recognize that earning a GED is a key step in entering the workforce, college, or a training program. Our goal is to help students to re-engage in education, advance grade levels, succeed in earning the GED, and move forward in their college or career ambitions.
Re-Engage: How to Get Started
The first, and often the most difficult, step is simply walking through our door. When students have had bad past experiences with education, it is difficult to see the merit of choosing to go back into a learning environment. We keep this in mind as we work hard to create a very positive and non-“school-like” place where all learners feel comfortable.
How to Enroll
To enroll, students simply fill out a basic enrollment form and take a placement test to determine where to start studying. Our tutors work with each student to define their learning goals and set their desired studying pace. Students may come in to enroll at any time during open hours. Enrollment is open to students from all geographic regions and to all adults over the age of 18.
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Sept-May, Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm June – Aug, Tues & Thurs, 9am-4pm
Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm
Advance: How Instruction Works
We know that every student is unique and has different needs when trying to advance in learning. We work hard to create a flexible learning environment to allow each student to find his or her desired pace and learning style.
Students are paired with a tutor to learn material and prepare for the GED test. Students are welcome to engage with both one-on-one and group lessons.
We do not have an attendance requirement, however, in order to make consistent progress we recommend at least five hours per week of learning. With consistent attendance and dedicated study, students can advance several grade levels in a few months. The pace of advancing is different for each student and depends on how much time is dedicated to learning.
Succeed: Earning the GED
The goal for most students is to earn a GED in order to advance their educational or career goals. Our goal is to not only help students earn a GED, but to help them be prepared for their next step into college or a career. The GED test is completely computer based and has four sections: mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts. Our instructors will help each student make a plan for how and when to take the test.
Move Forward: Entering College or a Career
After earning a GED, our goal is that students continue onto their next objective. For students interested in attending college, we connect with our Bridge Program to help prepare for and enroll in college. For those interested in direct job entry or workforce training, they meet with the Opportunity Hub staff at our partner, Community Matters, to apply for jobs and/or enter a training program.
Our goal is that 100% of graduates obtain a job, enter a training program, and/or enroll in college.