Make a New Year’s Resolution to Graduate

Adult Options In Education offers free preparation classes for adults working to earn their GED.


Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Adult Options in Education.


The start of a brand new year often provides incentive for adults to who have not graduated from high school to put in the work to realize their dream of earning the GED credential. This year, the stakes are higher for adults who began, but are yet to finish, taking and passing the series of five exams.

GED testing will change in January, 2014. Those who do not earn graduate this year will be forced to start over at the beginning, losing both the time and money they put into the exams. 

Adult Options In Education offers free preparation classes for adults working to earn the GED credential. Classes are offered days and nights in Hopkins and St. Louis Park.  Childcare assistance may be available for busy adults juggling the rigors of school, work and home life.

“A  new, more rigorous computer-based GED exam will be implemented in 2014. We are encouraging all adults needing the GED credential for work, college or the military to register for our free classes now,” said Jane Kono, Adult Options In Education coordinator. “AOIE will work with each adult to create an education plan with the goal of taking the GED exam in 2013.”

GED orientation sessions, the first step toward fulfilling that New Year’s resolution, have been scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at St. Louis Park High School-AOIE Wing, St. Louis Park and 9 a.m.—noon, Wednesday, January 30 at Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins.

The orientation is an information registration session, which includes information on the GED exams, preparation classes and other education and training programs offered by Adult Options In Education. Adult Options In Education offers free classroom preparation for the GED exams. For more information or to register an orientation session, please call 952-988-5343.

GED exams are based on a traditional high school curriculum after extensive interviews with a broad range of experts including superintendents, principals, teachers and employers. More than 90 percent of employers and universities accept the GED as equivalent to a high school diploma.

GED testing is regularly offered at Eisenhower Community Center on selected Wednesday mornings, Thursday evenings and Saturdays. For a complete testing schedule visit our website at www.adultoptions.org.

Adult Options In Education classes are for adults who want to gain English-language or basic skills or adults working to prepare for the GED exams.  Adult Options offers day and evening classes in Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park and Saturday morning classes in Hopkins. All Adult Options In Education classes are free. To register for classes or to find out more about the many learning opportunities, please call 952-988-5343.

Adult Options In Education is an adult basic education program supported through the community education departments of the Hopkins, Minnetonka, and St. Louis Park school districts, along with Hennepin County Corrections.



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