Learning is a lifelong process and for adults who did not receive
their high school diploma, earning the General Educational Development
(GED) certificate is a way to demonstrate that they did not stop learning
when they left school. The GED is a recognized credential for job
seekers and for admission to technical school or college. Adult Options
In Education offers free GED preparation at learning sites in the
southwest metro area and online to help students meetand exceedtheir
Classes for the GED exam are student-centered and self-paced. Students
may opt for individual instruction. Classes are open to students
who are at least 16-years-old and not attending a secondary school
Classes to prepare for the tests are
offered morning, afternoon and evening at Adult Options In Education
sites in Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park. Call 952-988-5343
to make inquiries or to register for any class or program. .
i-Pathways Online GED
Students in Minnesota may prepare for the GED battery
of exams online with the support of an Adult Options In Education
teacher. With the i-Pathways program,
adult students who have online access, and are eligible for Adult
Basic Education services, may choose to prepare for the GED exams
at home, at their own pace.
i-Pathways students may opt to work solely
online, or work online in addition to traditional classroom work
at one of our learning sites. For more information about i-Pathways,
call 952-988-5343 or send an email
to Adult Options In Education.
The GED exam is based on a traditional high school curriculum, determined
after extensive interviews with a broad range of experts including
superintendents, principals, teachers and employers. A GED provides
the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma, a credential
recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement and
There are five tests to the GED: Language
Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science and
Mathematics. The questions in each of these tests require the use
of general knowledge and thinking skills.
Adult Options In
Education offers GED testing at two sites in the metro
area. For more information about the actual testing
process, including where and when the testing takes
place, click here.
*New test in 2014*
A new test will be issued in January, 2014. Students will need to complete all tests prior to 2014 or start over with the new test.