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GED / Evening High School - Spring
GED stands for General Educational Development. Passing the GED Tests enables a student to earn a GED diploma. This credential is accepted by most employers and schools. New students who do not attend the testing and counseling sessions pay the fee that appears in parenthesis after each course listing, for example, ($98). Continuing students and students who attend the testing and counseling pay the lower fee for GED-level classes and no fee for Pre-GED classes. Call the GED office at Oakton Community College at 847-635-1426 for more information.
Resident of Cook County and 17 years of age or older. (Age 16, call the GED Office at 847-635-1426 for specific requirements.)
Tutoring and computer skills training are available for GED students on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm, at Oakton Community College in Skokie. Call 847.376.7682 for an appointment.
Oakton Community College is committed to equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact Theresa O’Sullivan at 847.635.1759
GED Testing and Counseling
GED Placement Testing and Counseling
New students who want to begin their GED test preparation classes in January 2015 must come to one of the locations listed below for two evenings of placement testing, counseling, and registration. Attendance is required on both evenings. Students must arrive on time and bring a calculator.
Oakton Community College
Room P103-104, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL
January 5 and 7 (Monday and Wednesday), 6:30 pm
January 13 and 15 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6:30 pm
March 17 and 19 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6:30 pm
March 24 and 26 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6:30 pm
PRE-GED ENGLISH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Beginning preparation for the GED Writing Skills Test with a review of English usage, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling.
EDU A02-01, ETHS, 9 Tue., 1/20, 6:30 - 9 pm
EDU A02-02, NILES W, 8 Thu., 1/22, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A02-04 NILES W, 7 Thu., 4/2, 7-10 pm
EDU A02-05, ETHS, 7 Tue., 4/14, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A02-03, MAINE E, 9 Tue., 1/20, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A02-06, MAINE E, 9 Tue., 4/7, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A02-07, OC/SK, 7 Fri., 1/23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
EDU A02-08, OC/SK, 7 Fri., 4/3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
PRE-GED READING SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Instruction in elementary reading skills: recognizing the main idea and supporting details, drawing inferences, and learning methods of organization; includes review of vocabulary development skills. No class 2/16/15.
EDU A04-01, NILES N, 7 Mon., 1/26, 7-10 pm
EDU A04-02, OC/SKL, 16 Mon., 1/26, 7- 9:30 pm
EDU A04-03, NILES N, 7 Mon., 3/30, 7-10 pm
PRE-GED MATH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Elementary addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; percents; interpretations of graphs and charts. No class 2/16/15.
EDU A07-02, NILES N, 9 Wed., 1/21, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-03, NILES N, 9 Wed., 1/21, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-04, NILES N, 16 Mon./Wed., 1/21, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-05, MAINE E, 9 Thu., 1/22, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-09, NILES N, 16 Mon./Wed., 3/30, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-11, NILES N, 8 Wed., 4/1, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A07-07, NILES N, 8 Wed., 4/1, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A07-10, MAINE E, 9 Thu., 4/9, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-12, OC/SK, 7 Thu., 1/22, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
EDU A07-13, OC/SK, 7 Thu., 4/2, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
GED Review Classes
GED ENGLISH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Writing for the Extended Response portion of the GED test.
EDU A03-01, ETHS, 9 Tue., 1/20, 6:30-9 pm
EDU A03-04, ETHS, 8 Tue., 4/14, 6:30-9:15 pm
GED READING REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Course provides practice in critical reading skills needed for three major areas of the GED tests. No class 2/16/15.
EDU A05-01, NILES N, 7 Mon, 1/26, 7-10 pm
EDU A05-02, NILES N, 7 Mon, 3/30, 7-10 pm
GED MATH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of high school math including rapid review of fractions, decimals, and percents, but focusing on algebra, geometry and word problems.
EDU A08-01, NILES N, 9 Wed., 1/21, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A08-03, NILES N, 16 Mon./Wed., 1/21, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A08-02, NILES N, 8 Wed., 4/1, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A08-04, NILES N, 16 Mon./Wed., 3/30, 7-9:30 pm
GED COMPLETE REVIEW Fee: $10 ($98)
Intensive review of the four subject areas of the GED Tests; course is intended for those close to taking the tests. No class 2/16/15.
EDU A09-01, OC/SK, 11 Sat., 1/17, 9 am-1 pm
EDU A09-03, OC/SK, 16 Mon./Wed., 1/21, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A09-04, OC/SK, 14 Mon./Wed., 3/30, 6:30-9:45 pm
EDU A09-05, OC/SK, 16 Tue./Thu., 1/20, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
EDU A09-06, OC/SK, 16 Tue./Thu., 3/31, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
CONSTITUTION REVIEW (GED LEVEL) Fee: $3 ($32)
Instruction on the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions and the Declaration of Independence; course can enable students to fulfill the Constitution Test requirement of the GED Tests.
HIS A01-01, NILES W, 6 Thu., 1/22, 7-9:30 pm
HIS A01-02, NILES W, 6 Tue., 1/20, 7-9:30 pm
HIS A01-03, NILES W, 6 Thu., 4/9, 7-9:30 pm
HIS A01-04, NILES W, 6 Tue., 3/31, 7-9:30 pm
GED SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Prepare students for the Science/Social Studies portion of the GED Tests.
EDU A18-01, NILES W, 9 Tue., 1/20, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A18-02, NILES W, 8 Tue., 3/31, 7-9:45 pm
SPANISH LANGUAGE - COMPLETE
REVIEW (GED LEVEL) Fee: $10 ($98)
Preparation in all four areas of the GED Tests; course is taught solely in Spanish and is intended for students wishing to take GED Tests in their native language. No class 2/16, 3/12, 5/6, 5/25/15.
EDU A11-02, MAINE W, 16 Mon/Wed., 1/21, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A11-03, ETHS, 16 Tue/Thu., 1/20, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A11-04, MAINE W, 14 Mon/Wed., 4/8, 6:30-10 pm
EDU A11-05, ETHS, 14 Tue/Thu., 4/14, 6:30-10 pm
Computer Lab for ESL, Literacy, and GED Students
Open only to students enrolled in Oakton’s free ESL, Literacy, GED, and Bridges classes. Practice English or Math skills on the computer with the help of an instructor. Nine (9) seats available on a first come/first served basis.
Location: Oakton Community College, Room A210, Skokie
Days and times: Monday/Wednesday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm and 6:30-9 pm; Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12 pm and 6:30-9 pm
Availability Dates: Monday, January 12 to Friday, May 22
Evening High School
Students who are not currently enrolled in a regular daytime high school program may obtain a high school diploma by attending evening classes at Maine South High School.
Evening High School classes are:
• Smaller class sizes allow for more individualized instruction
• Held two times each week from 6 to 10 pm, on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Taught at Maine South High School
• Resident of Evanston, Maine, Northfield, or Niles Township
• 17 years of age or older; call a counselor for further information.
• Not presently enrolled in a regular daytime high school program
• Evanston, Maine and Niles residents: Apply to your high school principal for special permission to enroll. Glenbrook residents (District 225) must apply to Frank Santa, Principal of Glenbrook Evening High School at 847.486.4465
Bring a transcript of your high school credits to:
Evening High School Coordinator
Alliance for Lifelong Learning
Maine South High School,
1111 Dee Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Call the Evening High School at Maine South at 847-825-7719 between the hours of 6 and 9 pm, Monday through Thursday, to set up an appointment. During daytime hours, call Tim Pappageorge at Maine East 847-825-4484 or the Adult Education Department at 847-635-1426.
Cost: Classes are $12 each (books available on free loan).
Oakton Community College is committed to equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Theresa O’Sullivan at 847.635.1759
Online Flexible Registration System
Register using our online Flexible Registration system with its shopping cart functionality. The online registration system serves as a convenient method to search, register, and pay for classes. Visit our How to Register page and find out more.
Summer Youth STEM Courses
Starting in June. Visit our Youth Programming page and register today.
FREE training program:
Earn money and work experience while training for an Information Technology certification. View our flyer for more information.