Moraine Park offers accelerated Saturday GED Academy

by speitz22. December 2010 06:03

Ongoing High School Equivalency Diploma also available

Moraine Park Technical College will be holding a General Education Development (GED) Academy on Saturdays, starting Jan. 8 and running through Feb. 26, on Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam campus. The GED Academy is a 40-hour accelerated program developed as a fast-track alternative way for students to get their GED.

The accelerated format is designed to help students complete the entire GED process or get closer to finishing all requirements. The state-required orientation, instruction, careers classes and testing materials are all included. Orientation and instruction are free. The GED testing fees are $15 per test for five tests for a total of $75.

Moraine Park also offers a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) program for students who thrive in a classroom setting. Instructors assist students through coursework, and there are no timed tests. Each student is required to attend six hours each week. Three of those hours must be on Friday morning and the other three hours are flexible.

The HSED covers the academic subject areas of reading, math, writing, social studies, science, civics and health. Students must meet certain academic criteria as determined by required pretesting.

Registration is required for both the GED Academy and HSED programs. To register or for more information, call 920-887-4402. For additional information on Moraine Park’s GED/HSED programs, visit