GED / Evening High School - Fall
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 Teresa 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 September 2016 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
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie
Room number will be posted.
August 9 and 11 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6 p.m.
August 30 and September 1 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6 p.m.
PRE-GED ENGLISH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
A review of English usage, sentence structure, and punctuation. No class 10/27, 11/24.
EDU A02-02, MAINE E, 13 Tue., 9/6, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A02-04, NILES W, 12 Thu., 9/8, 6:30-9:15 pm
PRE-GED READING SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Recognizing the main idea and supporting details, includes review of vocabulary development skills. No class 11/11, 11/25.
EDU A04-02, OC/SK, 13 Mon., 9/12, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A04-03, OC/SK, 12 Fri., 9/9, 9:30 am-12 pm
PRE-GED MATH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Review of basic math skills, fractions, decimals and interpretations of graphs and charts. No class 9/22, 10/3, 10/6, 10/12, 11/23, 11/24.
EDU A07-01, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/7, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-02, NILES N, 12 Mon., 9/12, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-03, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/7, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-04, MAINE E, 13 Thu., 9/8, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A07-05, OC/SK, 12 Thu., 9/8, 9:30 am-12 pm
GED Review Classes
GED ENGLISH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of sentence structure, grammar, and introduction to academic writing.
EDU A03-01, ETHS, 13 Tue., 9/6, 6:30-9:15 pm
GED READING REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of high school reading skills incorporating prose, poetry, and drama. Course provides practice in critical reading skills needed for three major areas of the GED tests. No class 10/3.
EDU A05-01, NILES N, 12 Mon., 9/12, 6:30-9:15 pm
GED MATH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Focus on algebra, geometry, and interpreting graphs and charts. No class 10/12, 11/23.
EDU A08-02, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/7, 6:30-9:15 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.
EDU A09-01, OC/SK, 11 Sat., 9/10, 9 am-1:30 pm
EDU A09-02, OC/SK, 8 Mon./Wed., 9/7, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A09-03, OC/SK, 10 Tue./Thu., 9/6, 9:30 am-12 pm
EDU A09-04, ECC, 10 Tue./Thu., 9/6, 9:30 am-12 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 10/6, 10/10.
EDU A11-01, MAINE W, 10 Mon./Wed., 9/7, 6:30-9 pm
EDU A11-03, ETHS, 10 Tue./Thu., 9/6, 6:30-9 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., 9/6, 7-9:30 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 Campus
Days and Times: Monday/Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.; Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Availability Dates: Friday, September 9 to Friday, December 9, 2016
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 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.