Adult Education Program Services
Academic Assessment - Students are required to take beginning pre-tests, including reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, to find out which areas they need the most help in. Post tests will be given periodically to determine progress.
Adult Basic Education Classes - Reading writing, math, science, and social studies for those who finished school at or below the 8th grade.
College Prep Classes - Instruction in higher academic areas designed to prepare high school and GED graduates for the college world.
English Literacy Classes (English as Second Language) - Classes providing non-English speaking people with the language skills needed to succeed in other education / training programs and to cope more effectively with the challenges of their daily lives.
Civics Education Classes - Classes providing integrated English literacy and civics education services to immigrants and other limited-English proficient populations so that they may effectively participate in the education, work and civic opportunities of this country. Instructional activities shall include, but not be limited to, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, U. S. history and government, and naturalization procedures. These instructional activities will enhance instructional programs by allowing providers to be more responsive to individual needs.
All Adult Education clients are eligible to receive WorkKeys Certification in the following areas:
GED Tests - The Chancellor, Department of Postsecondary Education may award a State of Alabama High School Equivalency Diploma to you if you meet the eligibility requirements and attain a standard score of not less than four hundred ten (410) on each of the five (5) tests comprising the GED Test battery (2250 total points). Policies and score requirements may change without prior notice and may be supplemented by other policies of the GED Testing Service. For more information, click here.
GED Online Classes are available for those who qualify!
In order to qualify, a person must first come to Northwest-Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals Campus - Building 106 - during the day and take the pre-test assessments in the three major areas of Reading, Math, and Language. For more information or to make an appointment for your assessment time, please call 256-331-8175.
How getting a GED has changed lives:
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