Newberry Adult Education's GED classes prepare students to take the four sections of the GED Assessment - Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics.
Classes are taught by certified teachers to meet the individual needs of students. A variety of teaching methods are used including indirect. direct, and computerized instruction. All enrolled, active students have access to online programs designed for student success. Committed, dedicated students are able to advance quickly through classes through a collaborative effort with Newberry Adult Education teachers and staff members. Please refer to the GED. com link on the student resource page for more information about GED testing and other resources.
Newberry Adult Education's Diploma program provides students with an opportunity to take the remaining courses that they would have needed to graduate from high school. All diploma courses on our campus are provided through computer-based instruction. Our diploma lab coordinator is available to assist in the classroom when needed.
The following items should be considered for students seeking to take diploma courses:
- Students need regular access to a computer with Internet capabilities to participate in courses. Smartphones are not ideal to use for coursework.
- Students need to comprehend information from text and apply it to assignments. Online courses require a lot of reading and writing. It is critical that students have excellent reading skills and feel comfortable expressing themselves in writing.
- Students must have a regularly scheduled time to study and the self-discipline to stick to the schedule they establish.
- Students with strong motivation and commitment typically succeed in online courses.
English as a Second Language:
Newberry Adult Education's English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are designed to teach a variety of language skills to non-native English speakers (also known as English language learners). ESL classes can help adults learn English listening, reading and writing skills. These classes help ESL students develop and strengthen conversational speaking skills. Our ESL teachers often use technology and games to teach ESL classes in fun, interactive ways. ESL students are required to take a pre-assessment to determine their level of English proficiency. Students will post-test after 60 instructional hours. Online resources are available.
Career Readiness Credential:
Newberry Adult Education offers Career Readiness Classes and testing. The WIN Assessment System has three components (Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information) and is used to measure skills required for success in the workplace. Individuals taking the free WIN assessment can earn a state recognized Career Ready credential. We also administer the national recognized WorkKeys assessment. Call our office to schedule your WIN or WorkKeys assessment.
Newberry Adult Education administers the Para-Pro Assessment. The ParaPro Assessment is a general aptitude test that is required in many states for paraprofessional certification. It offers school districts an objective assessment of your foundation of knowledge and skills. Call our office to schedule a Para-Pro test if needed.