(GED) General Educational Development/(ABE) Adult Basic Education/(ISAEP) Individual Student Alternative Education Plan

GED (General Educational Development)

 EMAIL Jerri Young at jerrilyn.young@apsva.us if you have any GED questions.

Offering two virtual Google classrooms for Fall 2022.  You will need to place into either of these classes and you will need a google email address if you register for one of these classes. See details below.

Jerri Young   GED Coordinator     jerrilyn.young@apsva.us (703) 228-7220

The General Educational Development (GED) Program is designed for persons who were once enrolled in school, but for various reasons, did not complete the requirements for high school graduation. Classes are available for persons who wish to develop or refresh the skills necessary for successful completion of the GED test. Students are encouraged to take the GED test when their progress indicates their readiness. New Adult Students are required to take a Reading and Math assessment to ensure proper course placement, call 703 228-7200 to schedule a placement assessment, there is a $5.00 fee.

Dates for upcoming placement assessments:

7/26 T @ 5:00 p.m.; 8/2 T @ 8:30 a.m.; 8/4 Th @ 5:00 p.m.; 8/9 T @ 8:30 a.m.; 8/16 T @ 5:00 p.m.; 8/18 Th 8:30 a.m.; 8/20 Sa @ 9:00 a.m.; 8/23 T @ 5:00 p.m.; 8/27 Sa @ 9:00 a.m.
Register for placement test here

Adult GED Preparation Classes

GED Preparation Level 4
14-week class meeting Mon., Wed., Fri. mornings 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The course will cover all four subjects of the GED test.  Cost: $99
GE-015A  Fall 2022  Joseph   9/7 – 12/16  Mon./Wed./Fri.  (Virtual)

OR

14-week class meeting Mon. and Wed. evenings  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The course will cover all four subjects of the GED test.   Cost $89
GE-015B   Fall 2022    Van Buren  9/7 – 12/14  Mon./Wed.  Syphax Ed. Center 108

GED Preparation Math Only Class
Prerequisite:  Must have passed all subjects of the GED test, except Math.
14-week program meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A combination of traditional teacher-led classes and individualized instruction.
The course will concentrate on math skills needed for the GED test.
GE-018 Fall 2022   Joseph   9/7 – 12/14   Mon./Wed.  (Virtual)

GED Preparation Level 3
14-week class meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The course will concentrate on improving Writing, Reading and Math skills.  Cost: $89
GE-014  Fall 2022   Gonzalez     9/6 – 12/15  Tue./Thurs.  Wakefield  H.S. C-221

Pre-GED Preparation Level 2
14-week class meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The course will concentrate on improving Writing, Reading and Math skills. Cost: $89
GE-013    Fall 2022   Deliz / Long     9/6 – 12/15  Tues./Thurs.  Wakefield H.S. C-223

Pre-GED Basic Math Class
14-Week class meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The course will concentrate on basic Math skills. Cost: $89
GE-012     Fall 2022    Castellanos   9/7 – 12/14   Mon./Wed.  Wakefield H.S. C-221

GED EN ESPANOL • CURSO  PREPARATORIO y DE REPASO

Se ofrecen clases de repaso de las materias abajo indicadas, las que ayudaran a desarrollar Ia preparacion necesaria  para pasar el examen del GED, y obtener el Certificado de Equivalencia de Educacion Secundaria otorgado por el Estado de Virginia.  Requisitos: Haber completado Ia mayoria de los estudios secondaries o demostrar elconocimiento basicos de lectura, escritura y matemaficas. Materias de EstudioMatematicas (aritmetica, algebra, geometria), ciencias, lectura y redaccion yestudios sociales.  Matricula:  $ 89
Lugares  y Horario:  Lunes y miercoles de 7:00p.m. a 9:00p.m.                                       

Las clases empiezan el Fall 2022     9/7 – 12/12    (14 semanas, no hay clases cuando hay un feriado).
Codigo: 16FGE-003    Profesores: Downs/Ledgard  Kenmore M.S. Sala #290

GED Test Information

The 2014 GED test is given on the computer and there are 4 subjects. All 4 subjects do not need to be taken in one sitting. Students are encouraged to take one to two tests a day.
Reasoning through Language Arts is 155 minutes, Mathematical Reasoning is 120 minutes, Science is 95 minutes, and Social Studies is 95 minutes. Test-takers will need to reach a score of 145 on each subject of the GED® test to pass the test. If you plan to register for the GED Test in English or Spanish it must be done online. Go to www.ged.com, create an account, then register for the test. The GED test is taken at a Pearson Vue Testing Center.

Need a copy of your GED Transcript? Go to www.ged.com, at the top of the page is a tab that says Grads and Transcripts, then order transcript and certificate 

The Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP)

Current Virginia Law (as of November 1999) Virginia law requires that all residents attend school until they receive a high school diploma or reach 18 years of age. In December 1999 the law was amended to allow students between the ages of 16 and 18 to choose an alternative school plan to satisfy the legal requirement. One option is preparing for the GED combined with career training and counseling. This plan is called the Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP). A student who enrolls in the Individual Student Alternative Education Plan must follow and complete all requirements of the plan. Failure to do so puts the student in violation of the Virginia compulsory attendance law. (Virginia School Laws 22.1.254) Students in an ISAEP program are counted in the average daily membership of the school division. SOL requirements do not apply to the ISAEP. 

ISAEP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

1.  Meet with the principal (or designee) and parents for counseling on the impact of failing to complete high school and for planning an individual student education program
2.  Obtain a signed permission form from a parent or legal guardian to take the practice and reading tests. (All practice and reading tests are administered by ISAEP staff)
3.  Take an assessment to determine reading level. (A minimum reading level of 7.5 is required for eligibility to begin the ISAEP.)
4.  Take practice tests in all four GED subject areas and score at least 130 in each area. The four areas are: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
5.  Meet with GED Coordinator and a parent or legal guardian to plan an individual student education program. Obtain a school withdrawal notice to be signed by the principal or designee.
       (The student’s home school must sign a withdrawal notice to be officially enrolled in ISAEP at the Syphax Education Center.)
       A potential ISAEP student’s attendance and disciplinary records are reviewed before being accepted into the ISAEP.
6.  In order for a student to be eligible for enrollment in the ISAEP program, the student must be at least one full year behind in credits. Exceptions to this requirement may be made for students who are credit deficient and who are at risk of leaving school before completion.

ISAEP COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: (If a student is under the age of 18, and would like to sit for the GED test, they must complete the following steps)

  1. Receive career testing and counseling (Virginia Wizard)
  2. Take practice tests in all four GED subject areas and score at least 150 in each area. The four areas are: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
  3. Take placement test at Northern Virginia Community College.
  4. Complete Economics and Personal Finance Course if not already completed at home high school
  5. Complete additional classroom assignments listed on the ISAEP Checklist
  6. Complete and pass the Economics and Personal Finance Course, and pass the WISE exam.  OR Enroll in a certification course at the Career Center or take the Microsoft Certification Course if the WISE exam is not passed.
  7. Complete all other requirements not listed above, before sitting for the GED test
  8. Take and pass the GED test after verification of completing all the ISAEP requirements

For FERPA information visit:   https://www.apsva.us/student-services/ferpa/

Regional NEDP Program

While the Arlington Community Learning Program does not currently offer National External Diploma Program (NEDP) services, Virginia Region 8 has opportunities for students interested in the program.