Start New Year with High School Equivalency orientation

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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If you didn’t receive your high school diploma, you can start the New Year by attending an information session to learn how to earn your High School Equivalency Certificate. A free information session is set for Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m., 1, and 6 p.m. at the Lee and Felicia Castellow Adult Learning Center at Casper College.

Those who have not graduated from high school, aged 25 and over, earn, on average, $626 a week compared to $809 for those who have graduated from high school. That means a person who has graduated from high school will make $9,516 more per year than someone who hasn’t, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics earnings by educational attainment for 2021.

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

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

In addition to High School Equivalency preparation, the CALC also provides English as a Second Language classes. Plus, all students interested in more education receive help finding a college and even a career pathway.

All sessions will be held at the CALC. Those wishing to attend one of the three orientation sessions on Jan. 4 are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 3. Reservations can also be made online or by calling 307-268-2230.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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