2240-B Southpark Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
GED information for Prospective students
A message from the Director of Rutherford County Adult Education:
Dear Future Students,
Congratulations on your decision to further your education. We at Rutherford County Adult Education welcome you to share in such a rewarding experience. We are very aware that life happens in an array of circumstances. No matter your circumstances, this is an opportunity not only to learn, but to gain a greater insight into your own skills, strengths, and aspirations. The skills gained while enrolled at Rutherford County Adult Education are incredibly valuable, and help you to become a more marketable citizen.
Our progress and growth at Rutherford County Adult Education are the direct result of all stakeholders taking responsibility for his/her creative efforts. As responsibility increases, so do the rewards. We take pride in our accomplishments, and I am sure you will too.
Thank you for placing confidence in us. We will do everything possible to continue to earn your trust.
Below are frequently asked questions by students enrolling in Adult Education. Please take a few minutes to review the information and to familiarize yourself with the procedures and policies in our handbook. Time is provided during orientation to answer additional questions. If you have any other concerns after completing orientation, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are always eager to assist you in reaching your academic goals.
Joan DeLisle, Testing Coordinator
Who may enroll in Adult Education?
You must be 18 years of age or older to enroll. To participate in orientation students must provide a valid photo ID.
What programs does the Adult Education Center offer?
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
ABE is especially helpful to persons needing extra assistance in Math, Reading, and Writing. It is designed to help prepare students to enter pre-GED® and GED® classes.
General Education Development (GED®)
These classes are designed to prepare students for the GED® test.
Fast Track GED®
Students qualifying for this class are administered the official practice test, instructed in higher order educational skills, and assisted with instruction to help improve GED® test scores.
Orientation in Murfreesboro is held every Tuesday, 9:00-11:45 in the morning or 5:00-7:45 in the evening. Orientation is also held at the LaVergne Library on Mondays, at 1:00 in the afternoon.
Off-Site Classes for Adult Education
Off-site classes are held on an as needed basis in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne for Adult Basic skills and pre-GED®. The location/times may vary throughout the school year. If you are interested in attending an off-site location, please sign the off-site request form during orientation. Classes in GED® preparation and Fast Track GED® are offered only at the Adult Education Center in Murfreesboro.
What is the Cost?
All instructions, textbooks, study aids and computer software use are FREE to enrolled students. Teachers will issue books/pamphlets as deemed necessary for student learning. Students need to bring their own pencil/pen and paper to class.
When do classes meet?
Adult Education classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00-11:45 during the day and 5:00-7:45 during the evening.
How long will it take to earn the GED®?
The time needed to earn a GED® is based on an individual’s academic skills and progress. Students attending class will be post-tested to track progress.
How to Contact Adult Education
A graduation ceremony is held each year during the summer for students who have earned their GED® or high school diploma.
Rutherford County Adult Education and Adult High School follow the Rutherford County School Calendar for holidays, etc.
ANY TIME RUTHERFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, ADULT EDUCATION AND ADULT HIGH SCHOOL ARE CLOSED ALSO. PLEASE WATCH LOCAL TV CHANNELS, LISTEN TO WGNS RADIO, OR CALL THE BOARD OF EDUCATION EMERGENCY SNOW LINE AT 615-904-3883.
Important Notices on Testing
GED Testing Service® is releasing a new version of the GED® Test on January 1, 2014. Individuals who have tested on the current 2002 GED Test Series must complete the exam series by December 31, 2013. Scores from the 2002 Series WILL NOT be combined with scores for the new assessment. Candidates who do not complete the current series will have to meet the requirements of the new test, starting January 1, 2014.