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General Educational Development

GED classes are designed to help participants obtain a GED as efficiently as possible by assessing entry level skills and then developing a program to fit specific skill levels.

Instruction is on a one-to-one basis so participants can move at their own pace. Predictive tests are given prior to GED testing in order to assure participants of their chances of passing.

The GED consists of four content areas:

1. Social Studies
2. Reasoning through Language Arts
3. Science
4. Mathematics


INTERNET-BASED GED STUDY

In addition to studying in our classrooms, we also offer internet-based GED curriculum. Students in the following counties may contact us regarding enrolling to study with our online GED software: Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Oliver, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Sheridan, and Sioux.

This software is offered to students who cannot attend classes due to distance or schedules, as well as students who study in our classrooms.

Basic Skills

Basic skills classes are designed to help participants raise their basic skill levels in Reading, Math, and English.

Morning classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:45-11:30 AM, afternoon classes meet from 12:15-3:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and evening classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:15 PM.


INTERNET-BASED BASIC SKILLS STUDY
We also offer internet-based pre-GED curriculum to help prepare basic skills before enrolling in GED classes. Students in the following counties may contact us regarding enrolling to study with our online pre-GED software: Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Oliver, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Sheridan, and Sioux.

This software is offered to students who cannot attend classes due to distance or schedules, as well as students who study in our classrooms.



Literacy

Literacy students often are served in the Read Right program. The Read Right program serves all students who are in need of improving their reading fluency, comprehension, or general reading abilities.

If the student's reading and literacy skills are too low to benefit from GED classes, they can be placed into basic skills classes with Read Right programming, with Read Right programming alone, and with online pre-GED software.



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Careers Class

The Careers Class is designed to expose participants to career planning and development activities. These classes are available to help students determine career directions, set goals, begin the process of entering the labor market, re-enter the labor market, and/or to help participants enter post-secondary training programs.

Topics covered in this class include interest inventories, a personality assessment, labor market information, work values, goal setting, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, job seeking, job keeping, and other related information. Other career information is also available including college catalogues, Choices career program, financial aid forms, ACT packets, and completion of college admission forms. Careers classes are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year.



English Language Learners

English Language Learners are served in classes Monday-Friday from 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM, Monday-Thursday from 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM, and Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM. These classes are designed to teach speaking, writing, reading, and listening to individuals who have limited English skills.

Students are grouped according to abilities and may have volunteers to assist them in individual sessions. Not all students can have volunteers due to the lack of volunteers and the space to accomodate them. Every effort is made to give each student the services they need.

Part of the ELL program is the Civics curriculum that each student must have in their programming. Students will be given information on local, state, and federal government functions and learn about each branch of government. The role of US citizen is an important role and students must understand not only their rights but also their responsiblities as US citizens. Students may have guest speakers, field trips, and other opportunities in the Civics portion of the ELL program.



Other Opportunities

Read Right
Read Right programming is available for students who have difficulties with reading. Difficulties in reading can be in decoding text, vocabulary, English as a Second Language, understanding and retaining what is read, as well as other issues. Students are assessed for their reading needs and can take part in Read Right programs if they are appropriate for this service.

Read Right (link)

Displaced Homemakers Support Group
The Displaced Homemakers Support Group meets weekly to assist people who are divorced, widowed, or separated to establish self sufficiency and independence. Students who are displaced homemakers qualify for all Adult Education services in addition to the support group.


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