If you have been needing to get your GED and have just been putting it off — now is the time to get started. As you may have heard, major changes are coming to the test in January 2014. If a person has started and not completed the GED, all scores will be wiped out and you will have to start over. The test will be taken on computer but if there are those whose computer skills aren’t that good they will have an option of taking it on paper. Instead of paying a $120 fee this test would be $90.
Polk educators would like to encourage those who have started to come back and get it finished before the end of June. The reason is there will be another change starting July 1. Because of major cutbacks, Polk Adult Education will be merged with Bradley County. Students will still be served as always and might have the same instructors but class locations and other plans are uncertain. That’s why PAE urges everyone to come back now, either to the South Polk Center or the Copper Basin Community Center.
Just for the record Polk had 182 students get their GED in the past three years. PAE hopes to see a lot more before the end of the year and wants to remind everyone that it will be having graduation at South Polk School on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. For more information about the program and class schedules please call 338-5125.
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