ABE – Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education classes are offered at the Lifelong Learning Center in Pomfret and Waldorf at a variety of times. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. Classes meet two times per week and are held on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Classes are small and learning is individualized to meet the needs of each student. All areas of basic reading, writing, and math are covered as well as areas needed for the National External Diploma Program® (NEDP) and General Educational Development (GED®) program. For more information, call 301-753-1774.
GED® Classes- General Educational Development
GED® preparation classes are offered in Waldorf and Pomfret at the Lifelong Learning Center. The classes offered in the morning, afternoon, or evening are small and individualized to meet the needs of each student. All areas of the GED® test — Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning — are taught. Upon passing the GED® test, adults receive a Maryland State High School Diploma from the State Board of Education. For more information, contact 301-753-1774.
GED Ready™ – Official Practice Test
GED Ready™ practice tests are administered using a computer. Students should first pass the five hour official GED Ready™ test and then schedule the official GED® test through the Lifelong Learning Center (LLC). The GED Ready™ test is given at the Center on most Fridays. On the test day, all students are advised of their scores and options for earning a high school diploma. There is a $20 fee for testing and counseling. For an appointment to take the GED Ready™ test, contact the Lifelong Learning Center at 301-753-1774.
NEDP® Site – National External Diploma Program
The National External Diploma Program® (NEDP) site is located at the Lifelong Learning Center in Pomfret. This program allows adults to demonstrate high school level skills through life, community, and work experiences. Students complete work at home and come to weekly appointments to work one-on-one with their assigned adviser. Upon completion of the required competencies, the student will earn a Maryland State High School Diploma from the Maryland State Board of Education. Candidates are registered for the program at monthly orientation sessions. For more information, call 301-753-1774.
GED® Test Center – Official GED® Test Site
The Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) is one of several official GED® test sites located in Southern Maryland. By registering online at www.ged.com , adults can choose to take the official GED® test at the Testing Center in Pomfret, MD (located in the Stethem Educational Center) on Mondays and/or Wednesdays between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Students will receive their results online or through email. There are four sections to the test and students may choose, when registering, the sections they wish to take in one day. Usually only two tests per day may be scheduled due to time constraints. The cost is $45 total or $11.25 per section to be paid online by credit or debit card. Call 301.753.1774 for more information.
ESL – English as a Second Language
The Lifelong Learning Center offers English as a Second Language classes for beginning through advanced students. Classes are held in Waldorf and Pomfret at the Lifelong Learning Center. Morning and evening classes are available. Classes meet twice each week. Citizenship classes are held in 10 week sessions to accommodate those adults wishing to study for the official Citizenship test. To attend class, students must make an appointment by calling 301-753-1774.
Family Literacy programs offer parents an opportunity to increase their education and employ-ability skills while learning to support their child’s development. This program provides integrated approaches for families. Interactive literacy activities between parents and their child are combined with age-appropriate educational experiences to prepare the child for success in school and life. Parent literacy training leads to economic self-sufficiency and instruction for earning a high school diploma. Training is available to assist parents in becoming their child’s primary teacher and full partners in the education of their child. For additional information, contact 301-753-1774.