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La Casa’s adult education supports adults interested in sharpening their educational skills to attain a GED, improve their English skills, or prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Instruction is provided in classrooms as well as through individualized directed computer learning. Some programs may require a registration feel.
Classroom and computer self directed instruction allow persons 17 years or older who have not earned a high school degree to pursue a GED certification/degree. English and Math classes are the focus of the classroom instruction while these and other subject areas are available through individualized computer instruction.
Classes are provided in regular cycles Monday through Thursday and individualized computer work can be arranged during business hours. Complete and up to date computer labs offers instructional support and allow for self-directed learning.
GED testing is available in Spanish and English. To take the NJ GED Test, you must be a resident of New Jersey. You must not have graduated high school or have a high school-level certificate or diploma. You must not be currently enrolled in high school, and you must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17, you need to provide a Certificate of Consent to Participate signed by a parent or legal guardian.
You will need two forms of identification to take the G.E.D. test, which must show your New Jersey address. You can still take the G.E.D. if you are not a U.S. citizen, as long as you meet the age requirements and are not enrolled in high school. There is a $50 fee.
To view the 2013 testing calendar through December, 2013 please CLICK HERE, or contact the Personal Development Office at 973.481.4713.
Para ver el calendario de pruebas de GED para 2013, haga unCLICK AQUI o contacte la division de desarrollo personal a 973.481.4713.
Classroom instruction is available for non-English speakers to learn English as a Second Language, with three levels of instructions: Beginners / Intermediate and Advanced. Introduction Level: is for individuals who have little or no command of the English language and seeks to provide a simple conversational ability; Intermediary Level: provides conversational and grammatical structure to achieve comprehension; and Advanced Level combines conversational and grammatical structure to permit acceptable language proficiency for workplace and continuing education.
Small classroom work provides supportive instruction while up to date computer labs allow for self-directed learning.
Classes are provided in regular cycles during the week and some are available in the evenings. Interested persons should contact the office for the upcoming cycles and registration. A registration fee is required.
This course is designed to assist those persons interested in acquiring English as a Second Language, and obtaining the knowledge related to the United States of America society, its history and government as part of obtaining citizenship. The civic class is taught in English and can support improved verbal and listening skills in the English language. Students can also participate in the different levels of English as a Second Language as well as in the Civic classes. The Civic program provides a survey account of USA history and civic society with sample testing to prepare applicants for the written US Citizenship test provided by the Immigration & Custom Services.
Small classroom instruction provides an ideal learning environment for adults and the up to date computer labs allows for self-directed learning.
Classes are provided in regular cycles during the week and some are available in the evenings. Interested persons should contact the office for the upcoming cycles and registration. The Civic Class is provided with no registration or tuition fee.
Below are some links about citizenship from the USCIS website that might be helpful for anyone looking for information about becoming a U.S. Citizen. Note these links will take you away from the La Casa de Don Pedro website.
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