High School Equivalency offered at Casper College

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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The Lee and Felicia Castellow Adult Learning Center at Casper College will offer three orientation sessions Tuesday, June 29 at 9 a.m. and 1 and 6 p.m. for those seeking a High School Equivalency Certificate.

The service is free and open to the public. The High School Equivalency preparation includes social studies, science, language arts, reading, writing, and math.

“The orientation session is required for all students who want to work on earning their High School Equivalency Certificate through our program,” said Chelse DePaolo-Lara, director. In addition, the Test of Adult Basic Education is given to determine what areas of study an individual needs to concentrate on.

Those who have not graduated from high school earn, on average, $606 a week compared to $749 for those who have graduated from high school. That means a person who has graduated from high school will make $7,436 more per year than someone who hasn’t, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics earnings by educational attainment for the third quarter of 2019.

In addition to High School Equivalency preparation, the CALC 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 orientation sessions June 29 are asked to RSVP by Monday, June 28, 2021. Those interested can make reservations can be made online at caspercollege.edu/alc/hse or by calling 307-268-2230.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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