GED® General Educational Development Program

 

Adult Education ABE/GED® Preparation Program

The Adult Education GED® Preparation program provides educational opportunities for individuals 18 and older wishing to take the GED® Examination. The program is offered during the morning, afternoon, evening, and online through Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel. Classes provide instruction in the following GED® Test areas: Mathematics, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

 

ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes are provided for students needing to improve their Math, Reading, and Language Skills to the GED® level.

 

Online GED® classes offer students a flexible schedule to work towards their GED®. Online students will communicate regularly via email, text, telephone, and zoom with their instructor. 

*Online GED® students must have access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection. Online students must meet a minimum level on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education).  

 

Average Program Length

The length of the program varies with each student. Students are placed in classes determined by their Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) results. The length of the program is dependent on the student’s skill level and motivation. 

 

Admissions to Adult Education GED® Preparation Program

Students must be 18 years of age or older to enter the GED® program. New students are evaluated in basic skills of Reading, Mathematics, and Language with a TABE test to determine proper educational placement in classes.

*Any student who is disabled and requires accommodations to participate in an adult education class must request such accommodation prior to enrollment.

 

Classes are offered at Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel

 

Schedule

Monday – Friday

Mornings 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Afternoons 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

 

Tuesday and Thursday

Evenings 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Online 

 

 

 

 

Underage GED® Preparation Program

The Underage GED® Preparation program provides educational opportunities for underage individuals ages 16 or 17 wishing to take the GED® Examination. Morning and afternoon classes are offered at Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel with an online component completed at home. Classes provide instruction in the following GED® Test areas: Mathematics, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. 

ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes are provided for students needing to improve their Math, Reading, and Language Skills to the GED® level.  

To test for the GED®, students ages 16 or 17 must meet specific program requirements to receive special permission to test on the GED®.

 

Admission to Underage GED® Preparation Program

Students must be 16 or 17 years of age and enrolled in Home Education to enter the Underage GED® Preparation program. New students are evaluated in basic skills of Reading, Mathematics, and Language with a TABE test to determine proper educational placement in classes. Students and guardians can contact our Adult Education School Counselor for information and questions. Certified School Counselor Kathleen Carreño kcarreno@pasco.k12.fl.us.

*Prior to starting the program, the student and guardian will meet with the instructor to review classroom procedures and program expectations.

 

*Any student who is disabled and requires accommodations to participate in an adult education class must request such accommodation prior to enrollment.

 

Classes are offered at Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel

 

Schedule

Monday – Friday

Mornings 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Afternoons 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Online component to be completed at home. 

 

 

 

TABE: Test of Adult Basic Education

The first step to enroll in any of our GED® preparation programs is to take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education). This test gives important information for placement purposes. The cost of the TABE is $12.50 and is scheduled online. After testing, each prospective student is encouraged to meet with the school counselor to discuss program options.  

 

GED® Tests Cost/Diploma/Graduation

Students successfully completing the GED® preparation program may apply to take the General Educational Development examination. The cost of the GED® is $32 per section. There are four sections: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics for a total of $128. Students successfully completing the examination are awarded a State of Florida high school diploma which is recognized nationally as the equivalent of a high school diploma. Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year in January and August.

 

 

 

 

Spring 2023 Registration will begin on December 5th. 

Program Admission Requirements for Adult Education

 

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age for the GED® Preparation Program.

  • Applicants must be at least 16 and 17 years of age for the Underage GED® Program and enrolled in Home Education. 

  • Applicants must take a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) placement test. 

 

The enrollment process can be completed online or in our Adult Education office.  Please refer to the steps below to aid in this process. 

 

  • If needed, see our Adult Education School Counselor to find the best program for you. Certified School Counselor Kathleen Carreño. Email kcarreno@pasco.k12.fl.us or call 813-794-8828.

  • Complete the student application and pay the $31.20 non-refundable fee for your class. Payment is due at the time application is submitted and is non-refundable. The payment form is found at the end of the application.

  • The GED Preparation classes require a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education). There is a $12.50 scheduling and processing fee that must be made prior to scheduling your TABE test.  This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  If you miss your testing appointment, you will be required to pay another non-refundable scheduling and processing fee. To take the TABE, students must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Check in at the front Adult Ed office in portable 4 with your Government-issued ID. This is required for all testing.

  • The test is approximately 4 hours.

  • Schedule here for a TABE TEST.

 

 

The application includes a non-refundable payment fee of $31.20. The fee must be paid at the time of application submission.

 

Enroll here:

GED® STUDENT APPLICATION

Registration for Spring 2023 will open on December 5th.

 

 

 

For any questions regarding the enrollment process, please get in touch with our Adult Education office at (813) 794-8777.