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2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

Online GED Software:
We offer an internet-based program for individuals to prepare for GED testing at home or in our classrooms. Please call us at 701-323-4530 to inquire about enrolling to use our online GED preparation software.





New Students:
All new potential students need to contact the ALC secretary at 701-323-4530 to find out the next available registration date. Registration for new students is held twice a month throughout the school year.

New students will do the following to enroll in classes:
1. Attend the Registration and Orientation session,
2. Take the TABE Reading and Math tests,
3. Attend an Intake session with our Coordinator, chose a schedule of attendance, and be assigned to a class.

The TABE test is scheduled for new students only after completing the Registration and Orientation session. The TABE is about three hours long and runs on a strict schedule and is by appointment only.

After the TABE test is completed, you will sign up for an Intake appointment. This is usually a day or two after the TABE test is done. This Intake Appointment is about 25 minutes long and you must be on time or you may have to reschedule. Please do not bring children to this appointment.

At the Intake appointment, you will review your TABE test results, set goals, complete paperwork, decide on your schedule, receive the start date for your classes, and ask any questions you have.

Please bring a picture ID with you each time you come to the ALC.



Returning Students:
Depending on the date you took your last TABE test, you may have to retest on the TABE. Please contact the ALC secretary at 701-323-4530 if you have questions about when you last took the TABE.

All returning students need to contact the ALC secretary to make an appointment to come in and update registration forms, complete their Intake with the Coordinator, and receive a schedule to start classes. Even if you have attended school previously, we must have updated information and TABE test scores from you before you will be allowed to start classes again.

We welcome any questions people may have about our services. If you have questions, please contact the secretary at 701-323-4530.

2014 GED Test series is here!

Starting in 2014, the GED tests is given only on computer in the Bismarck GED Testing Center located in the Technical Center at 1200 College Drive on the campus of Bismarck State College.

Paper and pencil GED tests will not be available unless by special accommodation through GEDTS/Pearson Vue. Information on accommodations and the process to request accommodations can be found on the GED testing site listed below.

Further information about the new 2014 GED tests are available at the GED website:
http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service




2017-18 school calendar approved

Posted on 12/1/2016


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New procedure for overdue meal balances

Posted on 11/30/2016


At the end of last year, the Child Nutrition Dept. had a negative balance of $20,900 in lunch accounts. That's 10,450 elementary or 8,360 secondary meals that were not paid for. In order to continue to serve healthy meals at a low cost, the School Board has passed an administrative ...


BPS considers middle & high school space

Posted on 11/29/2016


At Monday's school board meeting (Nov. 28), principals outlined plans for increasing middle and high school space due to increased student enrollment in Bismarck Public Schools.

Simle Middle School, built for 850, has more than 1,000 students. The plan would be to add classroom, science lab, and Physical ...


BPS could increase by 1,900 students in 5 years

Posted on 11/28/2016


Bismarck Public Schools is expected to grow by 1,900 students (13%) in the next five years. That's the prediction of the planner Rob Schwarz of RSP Associates, who presented updated enrollment numbers to the School Board using a sophisticated forecast model.

Schwarz, whose K-12 enrollment projections have been 99% ...


Info on practices tonight

Posted on 11/28/2016


After-school practices are on tonight for middle and high school athletes, etc. However, if winter weather and traffic are issues for parents or young drivers, students do not need to attend practice tonight (Monday, Nov. 28).


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