The Adult Education program is administered through Central Alabama Community College (CACC). There are eligibility requirements before you can enroll GED classes. Participants may choose to attend morning, afternoon or night classes.
The eligibility requirements for GED testing include:
Not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
Not enrolled in a regular high school.
Be at least 16 years of age.
If you are under 18, you must obtain an Approval to Test from the last high school attended (Exit Interview Form) or letter from the home schooled district in order to take GED test. A notarized letter from either parent stating they give permission for you to take the test must also be turned in.
146 students were served
10 received a GED
5 received a diploma
Eighteen years ago Lamar Cook, as a high school senior, left school without successfully completing the requirements for graduation. In March 2019, Mr. Cook entered the Strengthening Families Through Fatherhood (SFTF) pilot project at SAFE. The SFTF program was one of three pilot projects in the state of Alabama supported by the Alabama Department of Human Resources and the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, designed to provide a strengths-based, comprehensive workforce development program that assures participants obtain the skills needed for sustainable employment. Upon entering the program in March, Mr. Cook identified as his primary goal to meet the requirements to earn his diploma from Sylacauga High School. By May 2019, with support from the Central Alabama Community College’s Adult Education Program and the SAFE Workforce Ready! team, Lamar was awarded his high school diploma. In addition, his partner and mother to his infant daughter, earned her GED through the SAFE Adult Education and Workforce Ready! program. His daughter, a senior at Sylacauga High School, graduated in May as well and was awarded a college scholarship to continue her education. In addition, Mr. Cook, was recruited for employment by Nemak, Inc. Nemak, an area industry leader and partner, provides innovative lightweighting solutions to the global automotive industry. Most recently, Mr. Cook has advanced his employment to full-time with full benefits and an advancing wage. Mr. Cook has been featured on a number of program videos that highlight the impact of the SAFE SFTF (Workforce Ready!) program and its incentivized participation model.