April 12 set for High School Equivalency orientation

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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The Lee and Felicia Castellow Adult Learning Center at Casper College is offering an information session to learn how to earn a High School Equivalency Certificate on Wednesday, April 12, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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.

According to information supplied by the Wyoming Adult Education Profile for 2021-2022, “Through intensive professional development and training, adult education staff have learned how to effectively increase literacy levels in the state by utilizing evidence-based research methodologies. As a result, Wyoming’s national performance level rankings place us within the top six in nearly every category.”

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 provides English as a Second Language classes. Plus, all students interested in more education receive help finding a college and even a career pathway.

Both sessions will be held at the CALC. Those wishing to attend one of the two orientation sessions on April 12 are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, April 11. Reservations can also be made online or by calling 307-268-2230.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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