GED Program, FCPS

The Race to GED program makes it easier than ever to reach your high school educational goal. Go for your GED and win the Race in as few as three short months. This program is designed for students with higher level skills who need extensive review before taking the GED test.

Did you know?
GED graduates earn an average of $7,000 more each year and are much less likely to be unemployed than a worker without a GED or diploma.
GED graduates are more likely to be employed full time.
GED graduates have the opportunity to go to college or technical school.
GED graduates are qualified for greater responsibilities and promotions.
GED graduates are likely to receive job-specific technical skills training.
GED graduates can help their children achieve in school.

The GED credential tests are sponsored and funded by the American Council on Education and the Department of Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All adults enrolling in the Adult Basic Education or GED classes must take the Test of Adult Basic Education assessment in both reading and math. All testing will be held each year at the end of the semester.

WEBSITE — GED program at Fairfax County Public Schools

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About the GED Program

The General Educational Development (GED) test gives students an opportunity to complete their high school credential and move forward to post secondary or training centers. Once completed, a GED credential shows colleges and employers that a person has the skills that are expected of a high school graduate.

The GED tests cover the five subjects that are taught in high school: Language Arts, Writing and Reading; Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Each test and section are timed based on the difficulty of each section.

As the test taker, you are not required to know all the information that is usually taught in high school. However, you will be tested on your ability to read and process information, solve problems, and communicate effectively.

You are in good company. Others who earned their GED credential include Bill Cosby, Dave Thomas of Wendy’s, Alicia Silverstone, Gretchen Wilson(country/western singer); Michael J Fox; Christian Slater, Ben Nighthorse Campbell(retired US Senator) and the former Surgeon General of the United States of America.