GED Program For Ages 16 and 17
This web site describes the GED program for high school age students between the ages 16 and 17 years old only. This program is part of PWCS's Office of Student Management and Alternative Programs (OSMAP).
Students must go to their base school guidance office and complete a current registration form for the 2012-2013 school year GED program.
The GED 16 and 17 Year Program is held at:
Woodbridge Senior High School
3001 Old Bridge Rod
Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Days and Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Students must attend the entire three hours on both evenings.
GED, best known as a test of General Education Development is a national alternative educational program leading to a certificate of achievement from the State of Virginia as an alternative to a regular high school diploma.
Students enrolled in this program must be able to pass a comprehensive 7.5 hour exam targeting specific curriculum areas in order to complete their GED. Unlike traditional high school programs, there is no grading system used to build credit toward the certificate.
The student's success in obtaining their GED is based solely on their ability to pass the exam. Therefore the major focus of the program is to prepare students by building their competencies in writing, math, science, social studies,and literature to successfully pass the GED exam.
Students who enroll in this program will be pre-tested using a computer based diagnostic program to assess their educational levels and deficiencies.
After the pre-test, students will begin a state-of-the-art computer assisted instruction specifically designed for GED education. This special program will develop a personal profile for each individual student and will then track them through all of their sessions.
Students will also participate in teacher led classroom instruction in math, writing, critical reading, basic concepts, vocational and career planning.
To enable the student's ultimate success in this program, teachers will monitor each student's progress as they proceed through the program, provide one-to-one assistance or tutoring with students as needed, and
review each student's progress monthly.