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The Literacy Center (TLC) offers classes to adult Pennsylvania residents who are seeking to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma (GED /HiSET). There are many reasons why young people are unable to compete high school, including the need to work to support their families, bullying, learning disabilities, and feeling unsafe at school. The GED High School Equivalency Credential, which includes four separate exams – Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies – provides adults with the opportunity to complete their high school education without the barrier of returning to the traditional classroom.*
What Do We Offer?
Framework of GED Classes
- Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions three days a week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
- Study Skills Session focusing on Time Management, Goal Setting, Study Habits, and Test Taking Skills – competencies that will prepare you to be successful in our GED program
- A rigorous Math session followed by a combined Language Arts/Social Studies/Science session. Each class has additional classroom assistants to make differentiated instruction available.
YES (Young Empowered Students) Program
Sponsored by the RJ Foundation
Dropping out of high school is associated with a range of adverse life outcomes. Young people who do not complete high school, are more likely to:
• struggle with employment,
• live in poverty,
• be dependent on welfare benefits,
• have poor physical and mental health,
• engage in criminal activity more often than those with higher education levels
The economic consequences of dropping out of high school do not stop with the individual; society also pays a high price. For example, dropouts from the nation’s class of 2011 will cost the U.S. economy an estimated $154 billion over the course of their lifetimes.
The Literacy Center’s unique YES Program began in October 2015. The Program targets “Out of School Youth” ages 17-24, who are not able to re-enter high school, but are seeking a High School Diploma. Students receive personalized attention from their GED Instructor and the GED Coordinator. The learning plan is specially designed to help students produce immediate success.
To learn more about the YES Program, please contact Joanny Arboleda.
College Access Counseling
A College Access Counselor is available to guide adult students through the college search process. The Counselor will explain the application and admissions process and provide resources on colleges, job training programs, and financial aid.
Meet with the Counselor through one-on-one online sessions to get support in all aspects of your college search. The sessions will include:
- Goal Setting
- Comparing Colleges
- College Application Assistance
- Financial Aid Application Assistance
Throughout the year, representatives from regional colleges and post-secondary schools will conduct Information Sessions remotely. These information sessions are open to the public.*
One-on-one tutoring is available for:
- Students who desire to work on one GED subject at a time
- Students who need additional tutoring after completing a session with a group
- Students who are not ready to take the GED exam yet, but would like to improve their reading, writing, and math skills
12- hour refresher classes are available in Math, Reading, or Writing for any students who wish to:
- Improve their essential workplace math skills such as performing calculations, working on percentages, ratios, and basic word problems
- Improve skills in locating information and work-related reading comprehension.
- Improve writing emails for work or your personal life. Special focus on spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.
For more information on GED classes, College Access Counseling, or Tutoring, please contact Joanny Arboleda.