GED® Academy: A Parent’s Perspective
“I went through a lot of problems with my daughter. She’s bright but just didn’t get along in school. She had trouble adjusting to high school, and she just wasn’t going to have enough credits to graduate. We decided together that the GED® and community college was the best way forward. I came to the GED Academy for help and guidance to make sure it happened.”
“I had home schooled for years, but at the high school level, I knew I needed some good extra content, especially in math. I integrated GED Academy into my home school curriculum, and the high school lessons aren’t just GED prep. They enhanced my kids’ math skills better than I ever could, in an easy, independent learning program, where I can really track progress.”
“The college my home-schooled son wanted to go to required a GED diploma. I turned to GED Academy for test preparation. My son had a lot of knowledge, but he needed to fill in some gaps and make sure he was ready to face a standardized test, something he hadn’t dealt with before! Because he was prepared, he didn’t just pass. He got scholarship-level scores.”
Choices for Parents and Home School Curriculum
Perhaps your child is struggling in school and wants to prepare for the GED exam as an alternative. Maybe your home-schooled child needs a GED diploma for employment, college, or state requirement. Or perhaps you’re looking for a comprehensive online English or math home schooling curriculum that’s engaging and motivating. The GED Academy provides versatile options for home schooling.
Individual GED Preparation
The GED Academy individual preparation program provides personalized, guided test prep for a single student. If you have one student and want access to test prep and high school curriculum in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies, the GED Academy individual GED program may be right for you.
The program gives your student an initial assessment, and based on your student’s scores, it customizes a learning plan and feeds the student the suggested lessons that student needs most. Learn more about our personalized study. You’ll also have access to online resources for extra study, a study schedule tracker, feedback on performance, full GED practice tests, and over 200 hours of lessons. Best of all, it’s affordable.
Group GED Prepartion
If you have multiple students, want more administrative tools, or partner with other local home-schooling parents, you can sign up for the GED Academy’s group program. Buy yearly licenses in 5-student quantities. You can save money, track individual student progress separately, and access administrative tools to track progress and provide support. Call us at 800-931-8069 to find out what option is right for you, or find out about group pricing on our educator’s site.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How does this program work? Is it guided?
- How is the program personalized?
- What subjects and topics does your program cover?
- Does my home school student really need a GED diploma?
- Can I use your lessons, even though my student is earning a home school diploma, not a GED?
- Is there a stigma attached to the GED exam?
- Can your program help my student achieve scholarship-level GED scores?
The GED Academy™ Accelerated Learning Program
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How does this program work? Is it guided?
The GED Academy Accelerated Learning Program is a guided program that delivers a customized learning plan to each individual student. A student takes a practice test in each subject, and based on the student’s performance, an initial learning plan is put together by by system. As the student progresses, the learning plan is modified based on the student’s performance and needs. Because learning is customized, the student moves forward faster. Our learning program also gives you the flexibility to choose individual lessons and explore outside resources to enrich learning.
How is the program personalized?
Each student’s learning is tracked by the program, which chooses the lessons that will enhance learning most. Personalized learning works with your student just like you would: as a personal tutor, helping make the most of independent study time. Find out more about personalized learning.
What subjects and topics does your program cover?
The GED Academy program covers reading, writing, math, social studies, and science at a high school level. Our full curriculum includes both remedial and advanced lessons for all levels of secondary education students. See a comprehensive overview of our learning content.
Does my home school student really need a GED diploma?
Many home school students graduate with a home school diploma, well prepared for college and careers. However, not all institutions honor a home school diploma. Colleges, technical schools, and employers acknowledge the GED exam because it is a standardized test with a clear way of comparing your learner to others. Though a home school diploma may be well-earned, some institutions simply won’t accept it.
The best way to find out if your home school student needs a GED exam is first, to check your state home schooling requirements, and second, to contact employers or schools your student is interested in. Because employers and schools all have differing requirements, it’s best if you can contact each school or employer for their policy on home school diplomas and GED diplomas. The GED test credential is accepted by 98% of colleges and universities and 96% of employers as equivalent to a high school diploma.
Can I use your lessons, even though my student is earning a home school diploma, not a GED?
Home schooling is one of the largest growing segments of education, and at the forefront in taking advantage of emerging technologies. Home schools are constantly on the lookout for online home school curriculum and resources. The GED Academy’s program is well suited to fit into a home school curriculum, with over 200 hours in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies instruction. The goal of GED Academy has always been education first, not teaching to a test. Focusing on critical thinking skills, enrichment, and accessible lessons, GED Academy can be a valuable addition to any home school curriculum.
Isn’t there a stigma attached to the GED exam?
Some parents feel that the GED exam has a stigma attached to it, marking their students as “drop-outs.” The reality is that the GED diploma is an alternate high school diploma that meets a lot of different needs. Some GED earners had difficulties in school, personal problems, or health issues. Others pursued early careers, started families, wanted to go to community college early, or left school to help out at home. Many people missed out on a high school diploma when it wasn’t as important a credential as it was today, and then found the workforce changing around them. And some GED students are home school students who want a credential to show their achievement, and even to apply to scholarships.
The GED’s primary purpose is to put all these individuals on an equal ground that colleges and employers can easily evaluate. Though some individuals attach a stigma to the GED exam, the truth is that 98% of U.S. colleges and universities and 95% of employers accept the credential without discrimination. Actors, athletes, judges, politicians, and business leaders have taken the GED exam and gone on to success. The GED test credential is awarded by your state department of education, making it the gold standard as an alternative to a traditional high school diploma.
Can your program help my student achieve scholarship-level GED scores?
Yes! Even students who never thought they could pass the GED exam have achieved scholarship level scores with GED Academy. The GED Academy can prepare the best and brightest for high-level GED scores, filling in gaps, refreshing knowledge, targeting the critical thinking skills on the test, and increasing familiarity and comfort with the standardized GED test.
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