Orientation for High School Equivalency Preparation Set for August 14 | Casper College, Wyoming

Orientation for High School Equivalency Preparation Set for August 14

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"I didn't think a high school diploma made much difference, but it does. That's why I'm working on my high school equivalency certificate. I want more for my life, and the Adult Learning Center is helping me to reach my goals." – Vincent Telles. Casper College photo.

The first orientation sessions for those seeking a High School Equivalency will be held on Tuesday, August 14 at 9 a.m. and 1 and 6 p.m. at the Adult Learning Center at Casper College.

“The orientation is required for all students who want to work on earning their High School Equivalency Certificate through our program,” said Chelse DePaolo-Lara, director. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics earnings by educational attainment for 2016, people who have not graduated from high school earn on average $504 a week compared to $692 for those who have graduated from high school. That means a person who has graduated will make $9,776 more per year than someone who hasn’t.

“All of our services are free and open to the public. Our High School Equivalency Preparation includes social studies, science, language arts, reading, writing, and math,” DePaolo-Lara noted. The Test of Adult Basic Education is given to determine what areas of study an individual needs to concentrate on.

In addition to High School Equivalency Preparation, the ALC also provides English as a Second Language classes. All students interested in more education receive help finding a college and/or career pathway.

Those wishing to attend one of the three orientations are asked to RSVP by Monday, Aug. 13 at 307-268-2230 or www.caspercollege.edu/alc.

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August 1, 2018