GED / Evening High School - Spring


Alliance for Lifelong Learning can help you get your high school diploma. Two low-cost programs are available: Evening High School and GED.


GED Program


GED Testing and Counseling

Pre-GED Classes

GED Review Classes

Computer Lab for ESL, Literacy, and GED Students

Evening High School


General Information


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.

Eligibility
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
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 Teresa O’Sullivan at 847.635.1759.

 

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GED Testing and Counseling


GED Placement Testing and Counseling
New students who want to begin their GED test preparation classes in January 2017 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.

Spring 2017

Oakton Community College
Room P103-104, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie
December 13 and 15 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6 pm
January 10 and 12 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6 pm
March 21 and 23 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6 pm
March 28 and 30 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6 pm

 

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Pre-GED Classes


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 A02-02, NILES W, 7 Thu., 1/19, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A02-03, MAINE E, 9 Tue., 1/17, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A02-04, NILES W, 7 Thu., 4/6, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A02-06, MAINE E, 8 Tue., 4/4, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A02-07, OC/SK, 9 Fri., 1/20, 9-11:30 am
EDU A02-08, OC/SK, 9 Fri., 3/31, 9-11:30 am

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 2/20.
EDU A04-02, OC/SK, 17 Mon., 1/23, 7-9:35 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 2/20.
EDU A07-01, NILES N, 7 Mon., 1/23, 7-10 pm
EDU A07-02, NILES N, 9 Wed., 1/18, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-03, NILES N, 9 Wed., 1/18, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-04, NILES N, 9 Wed., 1/18, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-05, MAINE E, 9 Thu., 1/19, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-07, NILES N, 8 Mon., 4/3, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-08, NILES N, 8 Wed., 4/5, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-09, NILES N, 8 Wed., 4/5, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-10, MAINE E, 8 Thu., 4/6, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A07-11, NILES N, 8 Wed., 4/5, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A07-12, OC/SK, 9 Thu., 1/19, 9-11:30 am
EDU A07-13, OC/SK, 8 Thu., 4/6, 9-11:45 am
EDU A07-14, OC/SK, 9 Thu., 1/19, 9-11:30 am
EDU A07-15, OC/SK, 8 Thu., 4/6, 9-11:45 am

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GED Review Classes


GED ENGLISH REVIEW  Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Writing for the Extended Response portion of the GED test.
EDU A03-01, NILES W, 9 Tue., 1/17, 6:30-9 pm
EDU A03-04, NILES W, 8 Tue., 4/4, 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 2/20.
EDU A05-01, NILES N, 7 Mon, 1/23, 7-10 pm
EDU A05-02, NILES N, 8 Mon, 4/3, 7-9:30 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 A08-03, NILES N, 9 Wed., 1/18, 7-9:30 pm
EDU A08-04, NILES N, 8 Wed., 4/5, 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 2/20.
EDU A09-01, OC/SK, 11 Sat., 1/14, 9 am-1:30 pm
EDU A09-03, OC/SK, 8 Mon./Wed., 1/18, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A09-04, OC/SK, 7 Mon./Wed., 4/3, 6-9:15 pm
EDU A09-05, OC/SK, 8 Tue./Thu., 1/17, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
EDU A09-06, OC/SK, 8 Tue./Thu., 4/4, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
EDU A09-07, EVCC, 10 Tue./Thu., 1/17, 10 am-12:30 pm
EDU A09-08, EVCC, 10 Tue./Thu., 4/4, 10 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 Tue., 1/17, 7-9:30 pm
HIS A01-04, NILES W, 6 Tue., 4/4, 7-9:30 pm

GED SCIENCE REVIEW   Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Prepares students for the Science portion of the GED Tests.
EDU A18-01, NILES W, 7 Thu., 1/19, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A18-02, NILES W, 7 Thu., 4/6, 6:30-9:30 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, 2/20, 5/3.
EDU A11-01, MAINE W, 7 Mon./Wed., 1/23, 6:15-9:15 pm
EDU A11-03, ETHS, 8 Tue./Thu., 1/17, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A11-04, MAINE W, 7 Mon./Wed., 4/3, 6:15-9:15 pm
EDU A11-05, ETHS, 7 Tue./Thu., 4/4, 6:30-10 pm

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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 Campus
Days and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.
Availability Dates: January 18 - May 17

 

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Evening High School


General Information

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 5:45 to 9:45 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Taught at Maine South High School

Eligibility

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

Admission Procedures

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 office at Maine South at 847-825-7719 from 6 to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday, to set up an appointment. During daytime hours, call Tim Pappageorge at Maine West 847-827-6176 (ext. 5739) 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 Teresa O’Sullivan at 847.635.1759.

 

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