How do I register for classes?

If you are still in high school, you must meet with your school counselor to be referred to the Optional Education Programs. If you are not currently enrolled in high school, call 309-755-3300 for registration information.

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If I decide to enroll in the GED® program, will I be able to go to college?

GED® graduates are eligible to enroll in college classes. While GED® graduates with high GED® and college entrance scores may go directly to a four-year institution, many begin college at a community college like Black Hawk College. A college-bound GED® student should strive to earn scores that are higher than the minimum passing score. The student […]

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If I decide to enroll in the GED® program, what classes will I take?

GED® students prepare to demonstrate that they have the same skills as the average high school graduate in five fields: Literature and the Arts, Writing Skills, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Students are tested when they enroll to help determine what areas need attention. Instructors then work with students to design a program that meets […]

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Is Optional Education a faster way to earn credit?

Students have the potential to earn credit more quickly in their home schools. Students who complete a full schedule of classes at the home school have the potential to earn 7 credits per year. Optional Education has a shorter day (4 or 5 hours), so students can only expect to complete 4 to 5 credits during an academic […]

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How do students earn credit?

Cooperating schools require students to attend a class for a specified number of hours per .5 credit. While in attendance, students must complete the required assigned work at a passing level. Each class completed is worth one-half credit. Credit cannot be earned unless both attendance and work requirements are met.

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How should I prepare for the tests?

Black Hawk College offers free classes at: Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, lll. or call 309-796-8216 Illinois workNet Center, 4703 16th St., Moline, Ill. or call 309-797-7138 Adult Learning Center (formerly Technology Center), 3930 11th St., Rock Island, Ill. or call 309-794-1072 For more information about prep classes please click here. […]

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Do you need special accommodations?

Documentation of disability to be submitted to the Regional Office Request Form L-15 or Form SA-001 when you register for special needs Includes extended time, large print test, audio tape versions, readers and scribes

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What about retakes?

Individual test score of less than 410 requires a retake for a charge of $5 or $10 (Writing) Limited to 3 retakes in the same subjects in a calendar year No limit of tries for the Constitution test and no charge

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What is a passing score?

Minimum score of 410 on any individual test Maintain an over-all average of 450 points per test Minimum total score from all 5 tests must be 2250 points The Constitution score is not included in this total High school transcript of a passed Constitution test will waive this test Transcript to be sent to the […]

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Where do I register, make appointments, and pay fees?

Rock Island County Regional Office of Education 3430 Avenue of the Cities Moline, Illinois 61265 Phone: 309-736-1111

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