GED Program

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Program Overview

The GED® program offers a variety of classes that will allow us to partner with you in your educational and career goals. Upon successful completion of our GED® program you will be awarded the State of Florida High School Diploma.  This diploma will enable you to transfer to many technical schools and a number of two & four-year college institutions.  You must be withdrawn from high school prior to entry into this program.  Payments and registration must be completed prior to classes.

The following areas are covered for the GED® test:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science

 

Eligibility

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Formally withdrawn from a regular high school program
  • Obtain a minimum score or NRS Level 4 (550) on the D or A Level TABE

You will also have the opportunity to complete your Transition Portfolio as you plan for your future upon obtaining your State of Florida High School Diploma:

  • Complete career interest survey(s)
  • Be introduced to applications for scholarships and scholarship essays
  • Be introduced and begin the process to file for Federal financial aid
  • Complete a job application, work resume, and cover letter
  • Review interview skills
  • Visit a college and/or trade school and have the opportunity to take the college placement test

Prospective students must attend a GED workshop before being permitted to schedule the TABE test.  For more information please contact Andy Turner at 727.774.1700.

NON-REFUNDABLE TUITION is $30. You may pay by personal check (with printed address and phone number), money order or credit card.  Please note there is a 3% convenience fee to pay by credit card.

 

Underage GED Information

If you are under the age of 18 you can still earn your GED through our underage 45-day program.  This program starts quarterly and follows the same process as above.  Some important dates for the UAGED program are as follows:

Quarter 1 August 12 – October 11, 2019

Quarter 2 October 15 – December 20, 2019

Quarter 3 January 7 – March 13, 2020

Quarter 4 March 24 – May 22, 2020

 

Enrollment Process

1.  Schedule and attend a mandatory GED Workshop. Workshops are held every Monday at 9:00am and 12:00pm and Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and are approximately 1 hour.  Check the calendar on the homepage for summer dates and times.  Location: Building 1, Administrative Office  (NOTE: Returning students who have attended a previous workshop are not required to attend an additional session.)

2.  Complete the GED Application.

3.  Register for the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).   Testing is held in the MTC Assessment Center located in Building 3.  Students should not schedule the TABE until they have attended the workshop.  All testers must check in at the front office and get a visitors badge prior to reporting to the Assessment Center.

4.  Submit TABE scores and fee payment of $30 per semester to the Administrative Office in Building 1. Students will receive a school ID badge and notice of first day of class.

For any questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact:  Andrew Turner (727) 774-1700 aturner@pasco.k12.fl.us

 

Class Schedule

As a GED student at Marchman Technical College you will choose one of the class schedule times shown below. 

Monday – Friday: 

        AM Session: 8:00 am – 10:35 am

        PM Session: 11:25 am – 2:00 pm 

Tuesday and Thursday:

        Evening Session (adults only): 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Important Links

Program Instructors

Patti Jean Accaria, Language Arts

paccaria@pasco.k12.fl.us

Building 5, Room 05-018

 

Cynthia Carson, Language Arts, Science & Social Studies

ccarson@pasco.k12.fl.us

Building 5, Room 05-015

 

Michael Butler, Math

mrbutler@pasco.k12.fl.us

Building 5, Room 05-016

 

Thomas Moschner, Math

tmoschne@pasco.k12.fl.us

Building 5, Room 05-014

 

Lori Steele,  Underage Completion Program and ESOL Academics

lsteele@pasco.k12.fl.us

Building 5, Room 05-017

 

Andrew Turner, Language Arts

aturner@pasco.k12.fl.us

Building 5, Room 05-015