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Adult & Continuing Education

Earn Your Diploma or GED

No matter how long it’s been since you attended high school, it’s never too late to earn your diploma or GED.

We want you to succeed, and provide:

A Learning Lab with computers for your use

Tutors in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and test-taking

Online classes to complete ones you’ve missed

Connections with local employers

Opportunities to help you explore career options, earn industry credentials, and get real-world job skills

 

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Our Services are Free

Our services are free, but because we receive federal and state funding, there are eligibility requirements. When we meet, we’ll explain which services are available to you.

Ready to Get Started?

To learn more and get started text or call us at 517.980.2045 to set up a meeting to find out what services are best suited to your needs.

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Earning Your Diploma

A high school diploma opens up a world of possibilities including military service, college admission, workforce opportunities, and more. 

The Process is Easy

The process is easy. It starts with a meeting at our Learning Lab, where you’ll take some tests to determine your education level and skills. Then we will:

Request transcripts from your past schools to verify the classes you’ve taken and the ones you need to complete.

Design your graduation plan, which may include both basic education and high school completion classes

Prepare a weekly study schedule (you must complete at least 40 hours each year)

Arrange for a tutor if you would like

Keep in touch to see how well you’re doing and help you stay on track

 

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How Long Will it Take?

How long it takes to earn your diploma depends on how many credits you need. Your diploma will be issued from a partnering school district. Once you’ve completed the requirements.

Earning Your GED

A General Education Diploma, or GED, is the minimum most employers require to advance in your field. You’ll also need at least a GED to apply to trade or technical schools or take the college entrance exam.

A General Education Diploma, or GED, is the minimum most employers require to advance in your field. You’ll also need at least a GED to apply to trade or technical schools or take the college entrance exam.

The GED prep courses and final test cover four core subjects:

Mathematics

Science

Language Arts

Social Studies

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You work online at your own pace, so each prep course takes, on average, between 3–6 weeks to complete. There are also practice tests you can take as often as you want. We can help you sign up for and schedule your GED tests once you’re ready.

GED.com is your online hub for preparing and passing the GED test.

Free Learning Lab

Drop into our Learning Lab to get one-on-one help from certified teachers in the subjects you’ll need to graduate or pass the GED. There are computers available to take your prep classes online, or we can give you printed GED prep materials. 

 

You can also get one-on-one help in the lab from a tutor through our partnership with Livingston County Literacy Coalition.

 

The lab is in the Livingston Educational Service Agency building at 1425 W. Grand River Avenue in Howell. Follow the WAY+ Program signs and go to the WAY+ entrance.

Work & Learning Connection

 

It’s as true today as it ever was: The more you learn, the more you earn.

 

Through our partnership with Michigan Works!  Southeast, you can get help searching for jobs and gaining the technical skills and certifications employers seek.

 

We work with local businesses to build employees’  basic skills, even if they have a diploma or GED, to better succeed in their current job and move on to greater responsibilities.