2013-05-20 / Local News

KNOW(2) to pay for GED exams

By SCOTT POWELL
Ledger Staff Writer

A limited number of scholarships are available from the county adult education office to help cover a $150 test fee for a computer-based GED exam offered in summer school.

The Cherokee County Adult Education office has seen test fees nearly double from $80 last year to $150 this spring since it became an approved Pearson Vue testing site in March. Pearson Vue developed the GED exam that all students nationwide will take exclusively by computer when a new high school equivalency test takes effect in 2014.

The county’s KNOW(2) education initiative allocated $2,000 in scholarship money to help the adult education office cover the computer-based GED exam fee for a limited number of students. However, adult education director Lisa Hannon said students will need to enroll in summer school to have an opportunity for any financial help.

“This will be the one opportunity county residents have to finish their GED over the summer,” Hannon said.

The Cherokee County Adult Education office will hold summer school registration May 31 at 8:30 a.m. Students will take qualifying tests for placement in adult education classes for students seeking to complete their high school educations.

“All students who enroll will have to take the GED test on computer since we will not give the exam again until October,” Hannon said. “We have already awarded several scholarships so there is a limited amount of money available to help with the $150 test fee.”

Day classes are scheduled from June 4- June 27 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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