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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:

Middle school space tight this year

Posted on 10/20/2016

By Tamara Uselman, Superintendent

Often I have a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle coming together on my living room coffee table. I think best when my mind is occupied with the puzzle. At this time of year, when we are wrapping up one school year while preparing for the next, ...

FREE online payment: meals, fees, etc.

Posted on 10/18/2016

To make life a little easier, there is no longer a "fee" to put funds into the online school meal account for your child. Our goal is for most families to have an online account so they don't have to stop by the school office and they can see their ...

4 critical responses

Posted on 10/17/2016

NOTE: we continually try to educate parents and news media on the differences between Shelter in Place, which we did at LHS and Sunrise this week, and Lockdown. They are VERY different responses to situations!

Critical Responses used in BPS:

Lockdown: occurs when there's an immediate threat to ...

Superintendent recognized

Posted on 10/5/2016

Tamara Uselman, Bismarck Public Schools Superintendent, has been named Southwest Superintendent of the Year by the North Dakota Association of School Administrators. Uselman is in her sixth year with the Bismarck district. Prior to that she was superintendent in Perham, MN for eight years. She is completing her doctorate and ...

Saxvik video from 1976!

Posted on 8/5/2016

During North Dakota's Bicentennial year, Saxvik principal Don Prouty helped produce a video on March 9, 1976 that was put in a time capsule at the school. The time capsule was opened June 2, 2016, prior to Saxvik no longer being used as a public school.

The product ...

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