welcome new students!
sign up for an orientation soon by calling our center
We welcome you to the Grant County Adult Education Center. We know that making the decision to come to our center and work on furthering your education is a big one and not one to be taken lightly. We want to make it as simple as possible for you to pass your GED, COMPASS or whatever you need to work on.
The first step for
students is attending
an orientation at our center. All students working at our center must
first attend an orientation. These orientations last two hours Please call our office at
(859) 823-1341 to make an appointment for orientation.
encourage you to check out this powerpoint presentation, online here.
Requirements for new students:
All new students must be at least 16 years old. If you're under 19, you must have an official withdrawal form from the last school you attended. The form can be faxed to us at (859) 823-0004. We encourage all parents or guardians of students 18 years or under to attend orientation along with the student not only for gathering information together but to show support for the student.
You must be a Kentucky resident and have a government issued photo-ID. Usually this is a driver's license or permit. You do not have to live in Grant County to attend our adult learning center.
If you are 16, 17 and 18 years old and were home schooled , state regulation requires that the parent must give the school district a written statement of withdrawal to home school. This letter must be dated. When the parent withdraws the student from
home school, the parent must inform the school district in writing that
the student is no longer being home schooled. The school district
will provide a letter of withdrawal at that time.
A complete list of state requirements is available here.
How long will getting my GED take?
This depends on three things:
1. How hard you're willing to work The greatest factor in how long it will take you to get your GED is your own initiative. How hard are you willing to work? The adult learner who comes to class one hour per week and does one hour of homework on the weekends will not make as much progress as the adult learner who comes to two classes per week, stays for lab time, and does a half-hour of homework each night. Unlike school, we don't issue grades and the progress you make is all on your time and reflects what you put into it. You want to get your GED quickly? You're going to work hard at the center and at home on your own time.
You can work toward your GED faster by coming to classes at the center, working at the center during open lab times, and doing homework at home on your own time. We also have a online learning opportunities, and the links section of our website can provide more resources for you to make progress.
2. How much progress you made in school (ex: Students who dropped out in 8th grade generally will have more to learn than those who dropped out their junior year)
3. When you dropped out of school (ex: If you dropped out of school last month, you're going to remember more of what you learned than if you dropped out 10 or 15 years ago).
Students who complete their work the fastest and get their GED in a matter of weeks or a couple months are the students that take advantage of our class offerings, open lab times, homework on their own time, and online practice. Each student's situation is different and unlike formal school, you work at your own pace--whatever is convenient for you.
Other frequently asked questions (FAQs) about studying for the GED at our center are answered on our FAQs here.
Visit www.GEDtest.org/facebook or www.GEDtest.org/youtube
Official Site for the GED: www.GEDtest.org