Downtown Learning Center - GED offers students aged 16-21 the support and materials necessary to complete their General Educational Development Diploma (GED).
We are located at:
360 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503.399.3421 | Fax: 503.399.3422
How non-IEP students get into a GED program
The student meets with his or her high school counselor
The counselor determines whether the student meets the credit requirements
If the credit requirement is met, the student goes for the skill screening
If the student meets the skill requirement, he or she makes an intake appointment
How IEP students get into a GED program
The student contacts his or her IEP case manager
The student makes an appointment for screening in reading, writing and mathematics
If the student meets the program requirements, an IEP meeting is held to transition the student.
What is the difference between a GED and a high school diploma?
Both the GED and high school diploma are useful for employment or higher education. Some jobs and some branches of the armed services, require a high school diploma. Completion of the GED qualifies the student to enter any Oregon community college. A high average score qualifies the student for Oregon’s four year colleges.
What do I need to earn a GED and how long does it take?
To earn a GED certificate, a student must pass tests in five areas: reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics. Screening tests are given to determine the student’s skill levels. For most students, with at least 10th grade skills, it takes about two months to complete preparation and testing.
Who is eligible to be in the Salem-Keizer Public Schools' GED program?
Must be between the ages of 16-21. Read at a 10th grade level or above. Be at least a year behind their graduating class.
Is there a cost for the GED?
Yes. There is a fee of $120 for testing and materials.
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