Classes are free. All books and materials are provided. Tutors are available to work with students on a one-to-one basis as long as the student maintains regular attendance. The Kettering ABLE Program has been highly effective in helping students reach their goal of obtaining their GED. Come see the Wall of Fame located in our classroom, room 204 in the D.L. Barnes building. Be the next person to add your name to the wall!
Orientation for free GED classes:
Please call our office to register for the new student orientation. We have two locations in the Dayton Area: D.L. Barnes (Board of Education) building in Kettering and the Moraine Civic Center on Kreitzer Rd (off Dryden Dr.).
Students must complete the orientation process in order to begin classes with us. Our orientation and class schedules are listed below. All students must complete both parts of orientation, so you need to attend on two of the dates listed below. Make sure you show up on time for the appropriate orientation. Below is information on each site's orientation schedule. Call today for more information, 937-499-1452.
D.L. Barnes Building, 3750 Far Hills Ave. Kettering, OH 45429
Room 204(AM)/201(PM) (Orientation)
Morning Orientation - Part 1 on Dec. 17th or Jan. 7th at 9 AM
Part 2 on Dec. 18th or Jan. 8th at 9 AM
Evening Orientation - Part 1 on Dec. 15th or Jan. 5th at 6 PM
Part 2 on Dec. 17th or Jan. 7th at 6 PM
Moraine Civic Center, 3050 Kreitzer Ave. *
*Orientation is conducted at D.L. Barnes and then students' folders and information are transferred to Moraine.
During orientation, students take the TABE assessment to figure out their strongest and weakest areas in math, reading, and language (grammar). All students complete orientation at our Kettering site, and they will be given information on the available classes to help determine the one that best fits their schedule (AM or PM). Any student who completes orientation at the Kettering site, but wishes to attend classes in Moraine may do so; they just need to inform us of this during orientation. If a scheduling conflict comes up after completing orientation or beginning classes, students can switch to the class that fits their needs, they just need to inform their instructor or call our office and inform the coordinator of their situation. This is a regular occurrance, so making these adjustments is not a problem.
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GED Classes in Kettering:
Morning GED classes will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 to 12 with split instruction, one section focused solely on Math and the other focused around the Reading/Writing/Critical Thinking components necessary for success on the GED test.
Evening GED classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 with split instruction as well. These classes are split based on student levels for Math and Reading/Language, featuring GED Core Skills and GED Advanced Skills. This will help students make greater strides in a short time frame.
GED Classes at Moraine Civic Center (3050 Kreitzer Rd.):
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 PM; this is a multi-level class with an experienced teacher who will direct lessons at the areas that students need the most concentration.
An additional site will be opening in Centerville in September near Sam's Club. Check back for more information in the days and times of classes at this new site.
If none of these class times or locations fit your busy schedule, we do offer distance education classes online for students looking to strengthen their skills and/or prepare for the GED test. Call or email us today for more information about all of the exciting opportunities that Kettering ABLE is offering.
Ready for the GED 2014? Our step by step directions can help you get signed up. Click here
Kettering ABLE operates with the support and monitoring of Ohio ABLE (a member of the Ohio Department of Higher Education). The Ohio Department of Higher Education is the governing board for public colleges, universities, and adult education centers in Ohio.
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