High School Diploma Courses (GED®)

  • Program Description

    The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program provides instruction in Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science for individuals wishing to remediate basic skills for higher academic or vocational training.

    The General Educational Development (GED®) program provides instruction in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. The GED computer-based test is administered for $128.00.

    Average Program Length

    The length of the program depends on the functioning level of the students skills determined by the placement test and the student’s motivation. Therefore, the length of each of the above programs varies with each student. A computerized learning center for drill and practice, and individual tutoring can be provided to assist students’ progress.

    Admissions

    Applicants seeking enrollment into one of ALCO's programs must take a placement test and pay for registration/tuition. For more information, please see the Admissions page.

    Registration, Payment, Testing

    • APPLY : Complete an application on the computer or online at our Main or Poinciana campus.
    • PAY: Present your photo ID, pay the $70 fee ($30 tuition, $25 exam, $15 registration), and make the placement test appointment.
    • TEST: Bring your photo ID to take the TABE (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) test.
    • START: Begin class at your selected class location and time.

    Please see the Admissions page for more information.

    Insurance

    ALCO does not carry student accident insurance. Students are advised to carry their own insurance.

    Refunds

    NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO VOLUNTARILY WITHDRAW FROM THE CLASS IN WHICH THEY HAVE ENROLLED. You will be notified only if the class you want is full or cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

    GED® Online

    GED Online is an Internet-based interactive course designed to prepare participants for the GED Examination. This online course provides students with the opportunity to learn anytime, anyplace, and at any pace from the convenience of a computer. This unique learning experience allows instructors to communicate regularly via email and telephone to provide individualized instruction and accommodate the diverse learning styles of the learners.

    Distance learning courses such as GED® Online are highly successful for people who find it difficult to meet at a particular location on a regular basis because of various obligations. Participants in this course will find the freedom of scheduling to be of value. Please be advised that a distance learning course requires as much time on the Internet as a face to face course.

    Requirements/Qualifications for GED® Online

    The student must have access to a computer and printer with at least 64MB RAM, 4XCD ROM (8X recommended), 28.8 Baud Modem and internet access through a service provider with Netscape 4.75 or 4.78 or Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5.


    For more information about the GED test, please click here or call 1-407-343-7304. You may also visit www.ged.com.

Requirements/Qualification for High School Diploma (GED®) Courses

  • To take the GED, Florida requires that you be at least 18 years old.

    You must never have completed high school and not be currently enrolled in high school.

    If you are underage, you need approval from your school district. If you are 16 or 17 and want to take the GED, Florida has an Underage Waiver Form that must be completed by the Florida school district where you live. To be eligible, you have to meet the conditions set by your school district. 
    For more information about the GED test, please call (407)518-8140. You may also visit www.ged.com.

    Examen de GED® en Español

    1. ¿SE OFRECE EL EXAMEN EN ESPAÑOL?
      • Si, para más información, visite www.ged.com.
    2. ¿QUÉ RECURSOS HAY PARA PREPARARME PARA EL EXAMEN?
      • En ALCO no hay clases disponible en Español para prepararse para el examen (solo en Inglés).
    3. ¿QUIÉN PUEDE TOMAR EL EXAMEN?
      • No este matriculado en una escuela superior/secundaria.
      • No se haya graduado de escuela superior/secundaria en los Estados Unidos.
      • Tenga 18 años o más de edad (16 - 17 años bajo peticion especial y aprovado por un comite).
      • Posee una tarjeta de identificación emitida por el gobierno.

High School Diploma (GED®) Class Schedule

  • ALCO Main Campus

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    11:45 am - 2:45 pm

    Tuesday & Thursday
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    ALCO Poinciana Campus

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    11:45 am - 2:45 pm

    Tuesday & Thursday
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    ALCO St. Cloud Campus

    Tuesday & Thursday
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm