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Earn a GED at the Archuleta County Education Center

If life got in the way when you, a friend or family member were in high school and were not able to complete a high school degree, you are not alone.

For over 20 years, Archuleta County Education Center (ACEC) has been assisting in high school completion, also known as the GED.

The GED Tests are the five tests of General Educational Development. The GED Testing service of the American Council on Education provides these tests to individuals who did not complete high school. When all five tests are passed, the State of Colorado High School Equivalency Diploma is awarded.

The GED test covers five subjects: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. Taking the five tests, students will be tested on their ability to read and process information, solve problems and communicate effectively.

ACEC can offer several services to students interested in completing their GED, free of charge:

• Individualized assessment that will indicate areas of strengths and weakness so we can target study issues.

• Practice tests for all five subjects.

• Flexible hours and personal study plan to meet timelines and goals.

• Study labs with one-on-one academic assistance: June, July, Aug. 20, 2012, Monday and Tuesday, 3-7 p.m.; Aug. 20, 2012-May 23, 2013, Monday through Thursday, 2-7 p.m.

• Free child care available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

• Computerized, independent study.

• Official test registration for local testing sites. Each test is $30; financial aid is available.

• Tests given every third Friday of the month.

• Post-secondary education information and help with college registration and financial aid.

The diploma earned for passing the five GED tests is widely recognized by colleges, trade schools, employers and the U.S. Armed Services. Statistics prove that 45 percent of high school graduates are not able to pass the GED tests, supporting the validity of the GED program. ACEC has one of the highest passing rates in the state of Colorado — we know how to prep a student for success. Come by and get started today.

For more information visit our website at archuletacountyedcuationcenter.com or call us at 264-2835.

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