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GED offered at education center

It’s never too late.

Each year, 500,000 people pass the GED test. Are you ready to join them?

The information you need for your Colorado GED is here, but before you jump in, remember that preparation is the most important step. When you take the test, be ready to pass.

Be aware: The GED exam cannot be taken online, but you can study online. In the state of Colorado, GED testing is handled by the Colorado Department of Education. The Colorado GED exam can only be taken at a local official GED test center, which is available in Pagosa once a month.

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. Across the five subjects, students will be tested on their ability to read and process information, solve problems and communicate effectively.

The Archuleta County Education Center offers several services to students interested in completing their GED; there is a onetime registration fee of $15, but tutoring is free.

• 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: Aug. 20, 2012-May 23, 2013, Mondays-Thursdays, 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 (with 12 credit hours of college classes). 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 or call us at 264-2835.

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