The Hernando County School District collaborates with parents and other community stakeholders to effectively prepare all students for a successful transition into a diverse and changing world.
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Beginning Sign Language taught by Terri Domico. The cost of this class is $40 & will run for 6 weeks from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.. Class begins 10/15/13.
Oil Painting taught by Fred Mannarino. The cost is $50, supplies purchased separately. This ten-week course is from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and begins 10/9/13.
Microsoft Word taught by Ginger Kretzer. The cost is $55 and will run for five weeks from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The course begins 10/22/13.
Microsoft Excel taught by Ginger Kretzer. The cost is $55 and will run for five weeks from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The course begins 10/17/13.
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General Educational Development
What are the GED Tests?
The General Development Tests offer people who did not finish high school the opportunity to earn a State of Florida High School Diploma by measuring the major academic skills and knowledge associated with a high school program of study that graduating seniors should know and be able to do, with increased emphasis on workplace and higher education. The GED Test battery includes the following subject area tests:
How Can I Prepare To Take The Test?
While pre-testing is not required for adults 18 & over, we recommend that you take the pretests to determine readiness for the official GED test or placement in classes. Pre-testing will give you an advantage to gain insight as to the kinds of skills you will need to pass the official test.
The TABE Test (Test of Adult Basic Education) is the first assessment test administered. This test will determine grade level equivalency in Reading, Language and Math and is used by the GED Counselors to determine possible placement in classes, if needed. GED Counselors will advise you to take the GED PRACTICE TEST if your scores are equivalent to the 9th grade in each subject area. Generally speaking, if you score a total of 2500 or higher on the GED PRACTICE TEST with a minimum of 500 on each of the sub tests, you will be recommended to take the Official GED Test.
How Do I Register To Take The Test?
You must come in person to the GED Test Center to register. Plan to spend approximately 30 minutes for the registration process. You must provide a Government issued photo identification that has a current address, and your Social Security card. The cost for a full battery test is $70.00. Individual subject area tests (partials) are $14.00. We accept cash or a local check/money order. The number of tests each month is limited and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some tests fill up weeks in advance.
Who May Take The Test?
You must be eighteen years of age and a resident of Florida at the time of registration for the test. Sixteen and seventeen year olds may be eligible to enter the GED program as determined by extenuating circumstances. Applications for permission to attend as an underage student can be obtained at the GED Office.
How Long Does It Take To Receive My Scores?
Your tests are sent to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) in Tallahassee for scoring. It takes approximately 8 weeks to receive test results. You will be notified by phone and in writing of your scores, pass or fail, as soon as we receive them from FLDOE.
What Do I Need To Pass?
A total score of 2250, with no less than a minimum of 410 in any subject area, is required to pass the GED and receive a diploma. Remember, if you do not pass one subject area of the test, you may retake just that portion.
When I Pass What Next?
When you pass the GED Test you will receive a High School Diploma and an Official Transcript of your test scores to keep. If you are continuing your education and need a transcript sent to the school you plan to attend, let us know and we may help.
What Do The GED Tests Look Like?
|Language Arts Writing, Part I||50 Questions
|Language Arts Writing, Part II||Essay||45 Minutes|
|Social Studies||50 Questions
Language Arts, Writing - Part 1
Part 1 of the writing test will be multiple choice questions from informational documents like business communications (letters, memos, e-mail, reports, executive summaries and applications) and “how-to” texts that provide instructions and directions (securing a job, writing a resume, dressing for success, leasing a car, planning a trip, etc).
Language Arts, Writing - Part 2
An expository essay of 200 - 250 words is required. The essay must be focused, well developed and on the assigned topic. Candidates will draw upon his or her personal observations, knowledge and experience when completing the essay.
The essay will be assessed based on sentence structure, usage, mechanics and organization (transitions, effective text divisions, topic sentences, and unity/coherence)
Language Arts, Reading
Reading passages will include selections from literary (drama, pros fiction, poetry) and non-fiction (non-fiction pros, critical reviews, business documents, texts).
This test will measure concepts and skills from high school subject areas of history, geography, civics, government, and economics which are familiar and relevant to adults. Sources for questions include articles, speeches, textbooks, letters, maps, graphs, charts, tables, cartoons, diagrams and materials containing writing and graphic.
Questions are formulated from the areas of life science, earth and space science and physical science. Fifty percent of the science test will be conceptual understanding questions and the remaining 50 percent will be problem solving questions with a focus on environmental and health topics on recycling, heredity, disease prevention, pollution and climate
Part 1 permits the use of a calculator while Part 2 does not. Practice time for using the calculator is provided prior to the test. The mathematics test is comprised of tasks with which most adults frequently experience in the world as consumers, as users of technology, as well as family experiences.
The testing room is a strict testing environment. Cell phones, watches with alarms, pagers, etc. are not permitted in the testing room. Food and drinks are also prohibited. Candidates are expected to arrive at 4:45 p.m. Candidates arriving late for testing will not be admitted to the testing room and test fees may be forfeited. Testing times will end as follows (approximately):
Monday 9:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
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Available Testing Dates:
GED Printable Schedule
|*||August||26, 27, 28|
|September||09, 10, 11|
|*||September||23, 24, 25|
|October||07, 08, 09|
|*||October||21, 22, 23|
|November||04, 05, 06|
|*||November||18, 19, 20|
|December||02, 03, 04|
|*||December||16, 17, 18|
|January||13, 14, 15|
|February||10, 11, 12|
|February||24, 25, 26|
|March||10, 11, 12|
|March||24, 25, 26|
|April||17, 08, 09|
|April||21, 22, 23|
|May||05, 06, 07|
|May||19, 20, 21|
|*These dates allow for Full or
Retakes of the GED Exam. All
other dates are reserved for
Full GED exams only.
All testing candidates must be 18 years of age or older, unless an underage waiver has been approved. Walk-in registration hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and again from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, registration hours are between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to come in during those hours, please call our office to schedule an appointment. All candidates must register in person no later than 3:00 p.m. the Thursday before the exam date. Most test dates fill early. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (352) 797-7091.
To register for the GED test:
1. Bring a valid, government issued photo identification (such as drivers license, ID card, passport)
2. Bring your social security number
3. The testing fee of $70.00 must be paid at the time you register. Exact change or local check accepted.
4. Allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the required paperwork
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Adults-Back to School
Are you without a high school diploma or need to learn English? Call us today at 352-797-7018 to sign up for our Adult Classes in GED Prep., English, Reading or Math.
How do I sign up ?
If you are 18 years or older and a Florida resident you may come to one of our locations and register for classes. The fee to attend our classes is $30 for one semester (which includes your book), if you have been a Florida resident for at least one year. By the way, the fee includes some of your books. Other books are provided in class at no extra charge. The fee is $120 for non-residents. Please call our office for regulations on proof of Florida Resident. Also, bring your FL DMV ID or Driver's License on the day of registration.
Where can I find childcare?
Childcare is available at 3 of our 4 sites. Our toddler teachers use toddler curriculum. Please call our office for details.
Is it to late to sign up?
No.H.E.A.R.T. Literacy has open enrollment which means you can register anytime during the school year and begin attending classes.
Where do I attend classes?
H.E.A.R.T. Literacy has four sites all located in Hernando County. Two in Spring Hill, and two in Brooksville.
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