GED sets registration dates for new students

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Waynesboro GED staff will hold registration for the second quarter from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 to Thursday, Jan. 6 in the GED office at the Waynesboro Area Middle School. Anyone who is interested in attending the free GED classes should register on any of those nights.  

GED classes are held Monday through Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the middle school. The GED test is given once a month at the same location. While the classes and all instruction are free of charge, there is a fee of $75 for the entire GED test and $20 for each individual test.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is now focusing more on accomplishments beyond earning a GED certificate. According to state statistics, only 30 percent of GED recipients go on to higher education or a better employment situation. For that reason, the Waynesboro staff is adapting its program to include several new student services. The traditional instruction in math, writing, social studies, and science will now have a work related or life skills application theme. In addition, program enrollees will have guidance in setting and reaching goals, skills inventories and fundamental computer literacy skills so that a job search or a college application could be more attainable.

Information on the GED program can be found on the school district's website, www.wasd.k12.pa.us. Click on “community” and drag to GED, or call the office at 717-762-1191, extension 1372.