Two dates for High School Equivalency preparation announced

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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In August, several orientation sessions will be offered for those seeking a High School Equivalency Certificate at the Lee and Felicia Castellow Adult Learning Center at Casper College.

The sessions will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, and again Wednesday, Aug. 26. There will be three sessions each day at 9 a.m., and 1 and 6 p.m.

“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. People who have not graduated from high school earn, on average, $592 a week compared to $746 for those who have graduated from high school. That means a person who has graduated will make $8.008 more per year than someone who hasn’t, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics earnings by educational attainment for 2019.

“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 Aug. 18 are asked to RSVP by Monday, Aug. 17. Those wishing to attend one of the three orientations on Aug. 26 are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 25. Reservations may be made by calling 307-268-2230 or online at

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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