KC offers free GED® preparation classes in DeKalb area

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Adult learners can prepare for the GED exam by taking free classes offered through Kishwaukee College’s Adult Education and Transition Programs division. Classes begin the week of January 17. GED classes cover reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics. Adults work at their own level and speed. GED preparation classes are free for the participants.

A new class site for Spring 2012 is at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 1 - 3:50 p.m. This class has an open enrollment which means students can join the class at any time during the semester. There is no childcare available at the New Hope class site.

Also in DeKalb, GED classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third Street (use the 3rd Street entrance), from 5:30 - 8:20p.m. Students may enroll in this class only on the following dates: January 17 - 30. There is no childcare available at the First Lutheran class site.

A GED class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00 - 11:50a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road. This class has an open enrollment which means students can join the class at any time during the semester. With sufficient enrollment, childcare will be provided for children from infancy through age 10 by the Family Literacy Program of Kishwaukee College.

There is also a morning GED class that covers only math preparation at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9:00 - 11:50a.m. This class has an open enrollment which means students can join the class at any time during the semester. With sufficient enrollment, childcare will be provided for children from infancy through age 10 by the Family Literacy Program of Kishwaukee College.

GED classes will be held at Golden Years Plaza, 507 Taylor Street. Offered in cooperation with the DeKalb County Housing Authority, the class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:30 - 4:20p.m. This class has an open enrollment which means students can join the class at any time during the semester. There is no childcare available at the Golden Years site.

There are also GED classes held in Sycamore at the Federated Church, 612 W. State Street (park and enter off Greeley Street) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:20p.m. This class has an open enrollment which means students can join the class at any time during the semester. There is no childcare available at the Sycamore site.

For more information on GED preparation classes, call Kishwaukee College’s Adult Education and Transition Programs division at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180.

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