March 5, Orientation for High School Equivalency Preparation

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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An orientation session for those seeking a High School Equivalency Certificate will be held on Tuesday, March 5 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 2017, people who have not graduated from high school earn on average $520 a week compared to $712 for those who have graduated from high school. That means a person who has graduated will make $9,984 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, March 4 at 307-268-2230 or

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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