Program Overview and FAQs
The mission of Academic & Career Readiness is to provide educational opportunities for adults 18 years or older who have not completed high school or who would like assistance with basic education skills. This includes competence in reading, writing, speaking, problem-solving, or mathematics at a level necessary to function in society, on a job, or in the family. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds who are out of school may enter only under special regulations. High school graduates who would like to enroll in refresher courses are welcome. All classes are FREE of charge, but advance registration is required.
Academic & Career Readiness programs include:
- GED & Adult High School
- Adult Basic Education (including Compensatory Education & Career College)
- English as a Second Language
- Online & Distance Options
- Placement Test Prep (BSP 2000)
Academic & Career Readiness (Graham campus) hours of operation:
- Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday (by appointment) from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
- How do I get started?
- How much does the program cost?
- How long does it take to complete the program?
- What do I need to bring with me to orientation and to class?
- How do I determine which program is best for me?
- Need a transcript?
- Want to participate in our graduation ceremony?
- What’s next after I complete the program?
- Want to volunteer?
- What do I need to do to request accommodations?
Before enrolling, students are required to make an appointment for an initial assessment and orientation so they may be placed in the appropriate program and level. Please call (336) 506-4376 to sign up for an orientation appointment for GED or Adult High School, (336) 506-4380 for ESL, or (336) 506-4327 for Compensatory Education.
All Academic & Career Readiness classes (ABE, GED, CED, AHS, ESL, BSP 2000) are FREE! There is, however, an official GED testing fee of $30.00 for each of the 2014 GED series of 4 tests. Click here to learn more about the upcoming GED test changes.
Each person is different. Some factors that will determine how long it takes you to complete include: your current math and reading skill levels, how many high school credits you have earned, and how much time you have to devote to preparing.
Two forms of ID are required. Also, a notebook and pen or pencil is helpful.
Please read each program description. Also, during orientation you will be given explanations and guidance to help you. Our assessments also act as a tool to determine the type of class you will be directed toward.
If you are a graduate of our program or have completed credits in Adult High School, you may request an official copy of your Adult High School transcript or an unofficial copy of your GED transcript. Click here to download a copy of ACC’s literacy transcript request form. If you need an official copy of your GED transcript, click on this link to the North Carolina GED state office in Raleigh: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/Basic_Skills/ged.htm. Please note that transcripts issued directly from ACC require 3-4 business days for processing; transcripts from the state office require 20-25 business days.
GED and Adult High School graduates are invited to march in our graduation ceremony. Held each year in July, our ceremony is usually the largest high school graduating class in Alamance County. Those who have completed the program will receive a letter outlining instructions for participation. There is a $25 graduation fee which covers your cap, gown, and diploma cover. This year’s graduation will be held at 7:00 pm on July 17, 2014. Come celebrate your accomplishments with us!
ACC offers many opportunities to continue your education. Our graduates receive a certificate for $100 off any course at ACC that is good for one calendar year. Students who are entering curriculum programs must first complete the FAFSA form before redeeming their certificate. We invite you to take our FREE Placement Test Prep (BSP 2000) class to help prepare you for the college placement test.
You could make a huge difference in the life of an adult student! We welcome volunteers as classroom assistants, tutors, and office assistants. For more information about how to get involved, contact Arleen Frye at (336) 506-4407 for ESL or Jennifer Mock at (336) 506-4308 for ABE/GED or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the accommodations request process.
For Official GED testing, students must visit http://ged.com to request accommodations. Please read the directions carefully, and allow up to 60 days for your request to be processed. ACC’s Office of Disability Services staff, as well as Ruth Burnette, our Official GED Examiner, are available to help if you have questions or need assistance. Ms. Burnette can be reached at (336) 506-4131 or email@example.com.
Follow the steps below to request classroom accommodations at ACC. You are encouraged to start the classroom accommodations process 30 days prior to the beginning of a class or program. Listed below are the steps:
1. Complete the accommodation request form
2. Submit the request form to Disability Services
Upon receiving this form, in most instances we will request that you provide documentation from a professional licensed in the specialty area about the current functional limitations of your disability or medication condition, and how it imposes on you while enrolled at ACC. This documentation will be held in confidence.
The Office of Disability Services is part of Student Development at Alamance Community College. The office is located on the first floor in the Wallace Gee building, Room 128. Visit our Disability Services Moodle Site.
Monica Isbell, MSW
Coordinator of Special Needs & Counseling Services
333-506-4130 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org