District offers high-school equivalency test prep classes
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Spread
the word: Starting Sept. 11, the City School District of Albany will
offer classes to help people aged 21 and over prepare for the New York
State high-school equivalency exam.
Test prep classes will be held from 4:30-6:30
p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Tony Clement Center for Education,
395 Elk St. Classes begin Sept. 11, with ongoing enrollment throughout
the school year.
The exam, called the Test Assessing Secondary
Completion (TASC), replaced the GED in 2002 as the only free exam
leading to a high school equivalency diploma from the state.
The exam tests student skills in reading,
writing, math, science and social studies.
During test-prep classes, each student will
receive personalized instruction that is tailored to meet his or her
individual needs. Certified teachers will work with students to overcome
their challenges so they can successfully pass the exam and earn a
high-school equivalency diploma.
Class size is limited to 15. You must take
the test-prep class in order to take the test. A student’s level of
preparedness will determine when he or she can take the test, which will
be offered at the Clement Center. Tentative exam dates are scheduled in
December and June.
Learn more about the test and how to sign up
for classes here.
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,500 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.