GED and Adult High School
General Educational Development (GED)
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The General Educational Development (GED) program prepares adults to take the official GED tests to complete their high school credentials. Areas of study include Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Classes are offered morning, afternoon, and evenings; distance options are also available. GED tests are available in English, Spanish, or French.
Upon successful completion of the GED program of study and a satisfactory score on the GED tests, students are awarded a GED diploma by the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System. The GED is a nationally recognized legal equivalent of a high school diploma. It serves the same purpose as a high school diploma in meeting most job requirements and is accepted in place of a high school diploma at most community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.
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Who can enroll?
Potential students who are 16 or 17 years old and who wish to enroll in the GED program have very specific requirements that must be met before they may be admitted. These requirements may include (but are not limited to) a release form to be signed by the superintendent and the principal of the school where they last attended, and notarized and signed by the parent or guardian. Also, there may be a waiting period before enrollment. Just as in the public schools, 16- and 17-year-olds must meet state requirements as set by the Drivers License Program or lose their license. The requirements for the Drivers License Program are to attend six consecutive months, to attend 60 hours per month (20 days), and to make reasonable academic progress.
For more information about GED classes, contact Jennifer Mock, Coordinator. To enroll or to schedule a GED test, contact the Assessment Center (336) 506-4376. For transcript or graduation information, see our FAQ page.