Programs at the Center focus on the educational needs of women who are nineteen or older and whose education has been interrupted by life’s circumstances.The Center is open five days each week from 8:00 until 4:00 p.m. A placement test at the time of registration enables students and staff to work together to achieve the goals the woman sets for herself. Registration continues throughout the year and students advance at their own pace. Small group and individual assistance highlight all the programs.
HSE (formerly GED) Preparation
Monday through Friday, Math, Language Arts ( grammar, reading and essay writing) Science, and Social Studies comprise the curriculum. Organizational and study skills are part of each class.
Classes in the fundamentals of writing and reading enable the student to handle GED material and/or to improve communication in the English language. If the GED diploma is her goal, a woman moves into those classes when she and instructors assess that she is ready.
Classes meet forty hours each semester. Facility in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and exploring the resources of the internet are among the applications taught.
Students are networked with neighborhood agencies that provide resources to support and sustain their regular attendance at the Center. Life Learning Skill workshops e.g. prevention of domestic violence, communication skills, are held at regular intervals throughout the year. Assistance with career choice and job placement is offered.