• GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED) 

    GED classes are designed to help participants obtain a GED as efficiently as possible by assessing entry-level academic skills and then developing a program to fit specific skill levels and to improve those skills to the desired levels to meet goals.

    Instruction is on a one-to-one basis in a classroom setting so participants can move at their own pace. Predictive tests (GEDReady) 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.

    Please call us at 701-323-4530 to inquire about enrolling to use our online GED preparation software.

     

    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 IMPROVEMENT

    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.

     

    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 catalogs, 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

    Designed to teach survival communication skills to people with limited Englishlanguage skills.

    EL Classes:  All levels offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening sessions, Monday through Thursday. Friday mornings are for conversation and career  development activities.  

     

     

    Other Opportunities

    Career Counseling 


    These sessions are designed to allow participants to consider career options available to them and to help them enter career-training programs.  Services and information available include career planning and career development activities that are meant to help students determine their best course of action after leaving the ALC.

     

    Displaced Homemakers

    Designed to help people who are widowed, separated, or divorced establish independence and deal with displacement issues.  Services include a support group to help deal with these issues, as well as academic preparation (if needed), employment skills development, and workshops in parenting, nutrition, consumer skills, self-esteem, assertiveness, study skills, communications, and stress management.