In order to serve the needs of the community, the Adult Education Center has an open enrollment policy. Prospective students who are 18 years of age or older may enroll on Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the center. Under special circumstances and guidelines, those who are 16 or 17 years of age may be enrolled.
GED® students are required to attend or view an orientation session offered at various times. Students may participate in labs, classes, and/or tutoring sessions to prepare for the GED® exam. Students must make an appropriate score on the TABE assessment and the Practice GED® Test before taking the GED® Exam. On the Practice Test, state policy dictates that students should score an average of 450, with no score lower than 410 before being scheduled for the GED® test. (State requirements for teen students are required to score and average of 490, with no score lower than 450). The GED® Exam must be scheduled in advance. The exam will be a computer-based test beginning January 2014.
ESL and Citizenship students are assessed with the BEST Literacy Test and placed in the appropriate classes as determined by the scores. ESL classes are available at the center and at various locations in Springdale.
All Adult Education Services are FREE of charge.
Students need to take a pre-test upon enrollment in order to determine academic areas of strength and weakness and a post-test after receiving instruction in order to determine the student’s educational gains. There will be a fee for the new 2014 GED® exam.
For GED® classes, we only require an application, photo ID, and Social Security number if the student has one (these are state requirements). A copy of the Social Security card or proof from the Social Security Office is required. For all other classes, we require an application and would like to have a photo ID and Social Security number if the student has one, but this is not mandatory.
Accommodations for disabilities are available.
The NTI Adult Education Center provides equal access to all programs and activities.
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