FAQ (Frequently asked questions) about the Nelson County Adult ABE/GED program  

GED Day Class Schedule 2010 2011

GED Evening Class Schedule 2010 2011

 

IS THIS FREE? 

Yes.  Nelson County offers FREE education to adults who have not completed high school.  FREE pre-test/assessment, FREE materials, and FREE classes.  

WHERE IS THE NIGHT CLASS HELD? 

Currently, the night classes are held at the Nelson County High School (NCHS) in Room 319.  We are in the 300 Wing at the back of NCHS.  Go in the lower door without steps, turn left and walk straight down the wall.  Room 319 is the last door on your left.  

WHEN IS THE NIGHT CLASS HELD? 

The fall session begins the Monday after Labor Day and goes until just before Thanksgiving.  The winter/spring session begins the Monday after New Yearís Day and ends before Memorial Day.  Currently we hold classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM .  

WHERE IS THE DAY CLASS HELD? 

The day class is held in the meeting room at the Nelson Center on Route 29 in Lovingston (the old Lovingston Elementary School ).  

WHEN IS THE DAY CLASS HELD?

The fall session begins the Monday after Labor Day and goes until just before Thanksgiving.  The winter/spring session begins the Monday after New Yearís Day and ends before Memorial Day.  Currently, we hold classes on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 to noon .  

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PREPARE FOR THE GED?

The answer varies with each adult.  It depends on how much material you need to learn, how quickly you learn and how much time you can put into your studies.  Adults have many demands on their time, so our program can work with people who only have a few hours a week to spend on their studies.  One thing is definite, the more time you put in, the faster you reach your goal.  The program is designed so that you can work at home and/or in addition to regular classes.  

IS THE GED TEST HARD? 

One-third of high school graduates would fail.  

WHAT IS ON THE GED TEST? 

The GED test is an eight-hour test.  There are five parts.  The first part is Language Arts Ė Writing.  In this part you write an essay and answer multiple choice grammar questions based on real-life materials.  The second part is Social Studies where you read passages and answer multiple-choice questions on them.  The third part is Science where you read passages and answer multiple-choice questions on them.  The fourth part is Language Arts - Reading where you read passages and answer multiple-choice questions about them.  The last part is Mathematics, which uses real-life situations to answer questions on basic math to basic algebra and geometry.  You can use a calculator on part of the math test.

HOW DO I TAKE THE GED TEST?

The first time that you take the test, you must take all five parts.  If you do not pass, you can retake selected parts.  The GED test is not given in Nelson County .  It is given in Madison Heights , Lynchburg , Charlottesville , and other sites throughout the state.  It is also given in every state in the USA .  You must register for the test in advance.  For registration specifics, contact Ms. Emma Wardlaw at NCHS during school hours (263-8317).  You must attend 12 hours of class before you register.  It is recommended that you are assessed as ready to take the GED.  

WHAT IF I DONíT PASS THE GED TEST? 

 If you donít pass all five parts of the test, you only need to retake the parts you failed.   

WHAT IF I HAD TROUBLE IN SCHOOL? 

The class is individualized.  Each person works on what they need.  The class as a whole works on activities suitable for everyone.  We have students at all levels.  We have materials for everyone (including  LD and the gifted). We begin with students at the fourth grade level and above.  We refer students as needed.   

WHO CAN COME TO CLASS? 

Anyone who wants to further their education or improve work-related skills.  You must be 18 years old to attend class.   No one is too old!  

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS? 

Bring a pencil, pen and some paper.  If you do not have these they can be supplied.  If you wear eyeglasses, bring them with you.  

 

Adults have many roles

 workers,  citizens, and parents  

 

  Having your high school education completed will help you to do your best.

Come in and work on an area that you need and go for your GED certificate.

 

ITíS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN!!!!

 

For further information, call 263-8317 and leave a message for Gail Troy.

 

Rev. 12/16/03

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