The GED is a series of five tests designed to provide general educational competence equivalent to the minimum required for a graduating high school senior. The GED Tests make it possible for qualified individuals to earn a high school credential, thus providing opportunities to:
The Tests of General Educational Development (GED) have been designed to measure major academic skills and knowledge in the following subject areas:
The GED Tests are accredited by American Council on Education. Upon earning a GED your GED credential certifies that you have attained subject matter knowledge and skills associated with high school completion.
You must be at least 16 years of age to take the GED. ALMPVA can help to determine if you are ready to take the GED Tests. Our tutors will help ensure preparation for successful completion of the test.
Adult Basic Education classes are for individuals who need to improve their basic skills in in reading, writing, and mathematics in order to pass the GED tests, to meet the requirements for enrolling in higher level academic or vocational classes, or to improve family, work, and community skills.
Courses in the English as a Second Language program are designed to develop and improve basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking English.
Skills taught include reading comprehension, vocabulary building, grammar, sentence structure, paragraph and essay writing; listening and speaking skills; and computer knowledge. These concepts and skills are taught through lecture, classroom exercises, small group work and individual instruction. These courses are designed to enhance a student's life and work skills and encourage students to obtain further education.