These adult education classes begin Aug. 12.
Bradley County Schools was awarded the competitive grant from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Adult Education, to provide adult education services to adults in both Bradley and Polk counties. The new program name is Bradley/Polk Adult Education. All services provided are free of charge to the students.
Anyone interested in earning a GED, which is a high school equivalency diploma, should contact either local office to get registered.
To register for the Bradley County classes, call 423-473-8473 or go to the REACH Adult Education Center at 1450 Strawberry Lane.
The Polk Adult Education office is located in the same building where it has been for years, next to South Polk Elementary School, at 1010 Old Federal Road, Old Fort. The staff that has worked in that office retired, so there will be new people in that office. The new staff is very excited about the opportunity to work with adults in Polk County. The teacher is a Polk County resident. The phone number for the Polk office is 423-464-3248.
The Bradley County office is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. The Polk County office is open 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning Aug. 12.
Students who register will be provided an orientation and will pre-test to determine if test preparation classes are needed. If classes are needed, students will be scheduled to attend class either in the morning or the evening, whichever is most convenient for the them. Student progress is monitored monthly. When students have successfully completed the coursework and passed the Official Practice Test, they will go to Cleveland State Community College to take the high school equivalency test. The testing fee is $65.