GED/ISAEP/ABE/External Diploma Program

GED (General Educational Development)

Jerri Young     GED Coordinator     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 Students are required to take an English and Math assessment to assure proper course placement. The assessment takes 3 hours. See upcoming placement assessment dates below.

Call 703-228-7220 to schedule your placement assessment.

  • Thursday           3/16        9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday            3/28        9:00 a.m..
  • Tuesday            3/28        5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday             4/4         5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday             4/11       9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday             4/19       5:00 p.m.
  • Friday                 4/28       12:00 noon

Adult GED Preparation Classes

GED Preparation Classes Level 4
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A combination of traditional teacher led classes and individualized instruction is included. Course will cover all four subjects of the GED test.
Syphax Education Center: 2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204

14-week Mornings 9am – 11:30am      Cost $169 GE-015A    Syphax Ctr. 108     5/8 – 8/14    Bentz Mon./Wed./Fri.

8-week Evenings 6pm – 8:30pm          Cost $109 GE-015B    Syphax Ctr. 108     5/8 – 7/3      Van Buren Mon./Wed./Fri

GED Preparation Class Level 3
14-week program meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A combination of traditional teacher led classes and individualized instruction. Course will concentrate on improving Writing, Reading and Math skills.  Cost: $149
Wakefield High School 1325 South Dinwiddie Street Arlington, VA 22206
GE-014  Wakefield      A-331    5/9 – 8/1   Bentz      Tue./Thurs. GED

Preparation Class Level 2
8-week program meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A combination of traditional teacher led classes and individualized instruction. Course will concentrate on improving Writing, Reading and Math skills. Cost: $99
Wakefield High School: 1325 South Dinwiddie Street Arlington, VA 22206
GE-013   Wakefield      A-335    5/9 – 6/29   Brundidge      Tues./Thurs.

Basic Math Class
8-week program meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A combination of traditional teacher led classes and individualized instruction. Course will concentrate on basic Math skills. Cost: $99
Wakefield High School: 1325 South Dinwiddie Street Arlington, VA 22206
GE-012   Wakefield   A-339    5/9 – 6/29     Jones   Tues./Thurs.

Skill Builder Class
12-week program meeting Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
A combination of traditional teacher led classes and individualized instruction. Course will concentrate on Language Arts and basic Math skills. Cost: $69
Syphax Education Center: 2110 Washington Blvd Arlington, VA 22204
GE-023   Syphax   108     5/6 – 7/29      Johnson       Sat. 

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:  $129
Lugares  y Horario: Kenmore Middle School 200 S. Carlin Springs Road Arlington, Va 22204
Sala  #190, Lunes y miercoles de 7:00p.m. a 9:00p.m. Las clases empiezan el 3 de abril y terminan el 3 de julio. (12 semanas, no hay clases cuando hay un feriado).
Codigo: 16FGE-003    Profesores: deLeon/Downs  
Kenmore Middle School

(Solamente Matematica) Sala  #190, Jueves de 7:00p.m. a 9:00p.m. Las clases empiezan en 27 de abril y terminan el 29 de junio (10 semanas, no hay clases cuando hay un feriado). Esta clase se va enfocar en la matematica.  Matricuta: $69   Codigo: GE-010      Profesor: Downs 

GED Test Information

The new 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 in a day.
Reasoning through Language Arts is 155 minutes, Mathematical Reasoning is 120 minutes, Science is 95 minutes, Social Studies is 95 minutes. Test-takers will need to reach a score of at least 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 at www.ged.com.

 

Need a copy of your GED Transcript? Go to www.ged.com

 

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 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 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 125 in each area. The four areas are: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
5.  Meet with GED Coordinator and parent or legal guardian for planning an individual student education program. Obtain a school withdrawal notice to be signed by 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. Enroll in certification course at the Career Center or take the Microsoft Certification Course while enrolled in the ISAEP Program
  7. Take and pass the GED test after verification of completing all the ISAEP requirements