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 St. Mary's Church on the corner of Steele and Xenia Avenues in East Dayton.
Students must complete the orientation process in order to begin classes with us. Our orientation and class schedules are listed below. Ongoing Orientations will happen during the 3rd, 4th, and 5th week of each session for students wishing to join classes for the next session. All students must complete both parts of the orientation session, 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, 3700 Far Hills Ave. Kettering, OH 45429
Room 204/205 (Orientation)
Morning Orientation - March 7th, 14th, and 28th at 9 AM
Evening Orientation - March 4th, 11th, and 25th at 6 PM
Moraine Civic Center, 3050 Kreitzer Ave.
Class at Moraine Civic Center will begin on February 18th and 19th at 6PM with a light dinner available at 5:30. Orientation will be completed on these nights. **Affordable childcare is available at this site only ($2 per child per class)** You must pre-register if you wish to use childcare option to ensure availablity.
St. Mary's Center on the corner of Steele and Xenia Avenues in East Dayton
March 6th, 13th, and 20th at 9 AM
During orientation, students take the TABE assessment to figure out their strongest and weakest areas in math, reading, and language (grammar). Once assessed, placement in a class will be made depending upon the time and location that best fits each student's needs. If a students completes orientation at our Kettering site, they will be placed into the class that fits their schedule best (AM or PM). Classes at St. Mary's meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Any student who completes orientation at one site, but wishes to attend classes at another site or time may do so; they just need to inform us of this during orientation.
You can do it and we can help!
GED Classes in Kettering:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM until Noon or Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 to 8 PM
GED Classes at Moraine Civic Center (3050 Kreitzer Rd.): Tuesdays and Wednesdays (starting on Feb. 18th and 19th) from 6 to 8 PM with a light dinner available before class at 5:30. Childcare is available for students with little ones at a cost of $2 per child.
GED Classes at St. Mary's (East Dayton):
Tuesdays, Wednesday (guided tutoring) and Thursdays from 9 AM until 12:30 PM
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.
Kettering ABLE offers the FREE Practice GED test every month.*
We will continue to offer the 2002 version of the Official Practice GED Test for students interested in getting a feel for test type questions. This version is no longer aligned with the exact format of the new 2014 GED, but it is still beneficial for students. Contact our office today to schedule a time or email T.J. Armstrong directly.
*Please note that the Official GED 2014 practice test is not given at our site, but is availavble for any student to take at a cost of $6 per section. This new version of the practice test is given online, so students can take it on any computer that has a stable internet connect. This new format is aligned with the new GED 2014 CBT (Computer Based Testing) and the cost is outside of our control.
If class times are not convenient or you feel you might be ready to take the Official GED test, the practice test is a great way to see if you are truly prepared. Call our office and schedule your practice test today. If you pass the practice test, our instructors will give you directions on how to schedule for the Official GED test.
Kettering ABLE operates with support and monitering from Ohio ABLE (a member of the Ohio Board of Regents). The Board of Regents is the governing board for public colleges, universities, and adult education centers in Ohio.
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