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The Bismarck Adult Learning Center (ALC) provides services to assist individuals to improve academic abilities, enter employment or post secondary training, retain employment, and improve life skills. Services are available to anyone 16 or older who lacks basic academic skills or a high school diploma.

The ALC also provides services to meet the needs of displaced homemakers, English Language Learners, injured workers, and others in academic need.

Most services provided by the ALC are free to eligible North Dakota residents from Region VII.

Class hours are flexible with morning, afternoon, evening, and online classes available to meet student needs.

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Daily Schedule

Monday-Friday mornings 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Monday-Thursday afternoons 1:00-3:00 PM

Monday-Thursday ELL evenings 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday GED 6-8 PM

Online access to GED preparation is available 24 hours per day seven days per week during the school year as long as funding is available for the online program.

All classes are taught using an individualized approach, with each student having his or her own educational plan, and with each student moving at his or her own pace.

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Graduation for 2016-2017 GED graduates will be held on May 25th, 2017 at 7 PM in the Career Academy building across the street from the ALC.

The ALC keeps a running list of the graduates and sends out information to the last known address that students provided. If you have moved or changed your telephone number, please contact us so we can mail you information regarding graduation.

Caps, gowns, tassels, and announcements are available for the ALC graduation ceremony. If you have not received information from the ALC about graduation by the beginning of May, and you completed your GED between June 2016 and May 25th, 2017, contact the ALC office at (701) 323-4530.

GED 2014

The new 2014 GED test series was available as of January 1, 2014.

The battery consists of four tests: Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies.

The minimum passing score on each test is 145. The highest possible score on each test is 200. Honor GED graduates are those students who earn 165 and above scores on each of their GED tests.

Contact the Adult Learning Center at 701-323-4530 for more information.

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