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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




Comment sought on Education Improvement Plan

Posted on 2/16/2017


State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is seeking public comment on North Dakota's almost-completed plan for complying with the new Every Student Succeeds Act federal education law.

The plan outlines new strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of North Dakota's schools. It suggests ways to make it easier for parents, taxpayers and ...


Endorsements for BPS bond

Posted on 2/15/2017


Endorsements in support of March 7 bond for middle/high school expansion/renovation:

Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce
Bismarck-Mandan Development Association
Bismarck Tribune Editorial Board
Bismarck-Mandan Board of Realtors
Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 714
Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota
Alliance Real ...


Bismarck & Fargo summer children's meals programs honored

Posted on 2/13/2017


State Supt. Kirsten Baesler announced that the Bismarck school district and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties have been honored for almost doubling the participation in last summer's meals program for children.

The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties served 35,300 meals at 10 sites during the summer ...


Pay lunch fees conveniently online

Posted on 1/28/2017


There is no "fee" to put funds into the online school meal account for your child. If you have an online account you don't have to get out of your warm car and go to the school office with your payment!

If you have NOT used MyPaymentsPlus to pay ...


4 critical responses

Posted on 1/27/2017


Critical Responses used in BPS:

Lockdown: occurs when there's an immediate threat to students/staff safety. All normal activity stops and students are taken to designated safe areas.

Shelter-in-Place: called when there is not an immediate threat to student/staff safety. A shelter-in-place is used as a PRECAUTIONARY measure. Depending ...


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