Registration opens for Horry County Schools Adult Education classes next week

vgrooms@thesunnews.comAugust 17, 2012 

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday for all 2012-13 Horry County Schools Adult Education classes at the Conway Education Center, 1620 Sherwood Drive, Conway, and the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St., Myrtle Beach. Day and evening classes are available for students who want to earn the General Education Development, or GED, certificate, complete a high school diploma or enroll in English as a Second Language classes.

The 12-hour intake process, spread over three consecutive days, accurately assesses students’ academic needs and introduces students to the various Adult Education programs and services. During the assessment and orientation, students will take the Tests of Adult Basic Education, receive a computer literacy evaluation, learn about post-secondary career and college options, and begin working toward a portable skills credential.

Classes are open to any person age 17 or older who has officially withdrawn from school. Classes are held Monday through Friday, and students may select from flexible time slots to accommodate their individual schedules. Registration and intake testing is $25, each high school course is $25, and the GED preparation course is $25. Registration and class cost for ESL classes is $50.

Educational childcare is available for children up to age 5 whose parents are participating in Adult Education programs. Childcare is free, however, parents must participate in Parent & Child Together time and parenting classes.

For more information and to register, visit www.edtheturtle.com or call 488-6200. All programs and services are available at the two main locations in Conway and Myrtle Beach; limited services are offered at satellite centers in Loris and Little River.

Contact VICKI GROOMS at 443-2401 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_VickiGrooms.

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