English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)
General Education Development (GED)
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
Credit Diploma Program (CDP)
Spring 2014 Mandated Program Flyer - (pdf)
Farmington Continuing Education offers FREE classes to residents of Avon, Burlington/Harwinton, Canton/Collinsville, Farmington and Unionville. The classes offered are Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL), Citizenship and GED (Math/English).
Enrollment for all classes for winter/spring will begin in January 2014. Registration for all new and returning students will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 or Thursday, January 23, 2014 in the daytime at 9:30 a.m. at the Farmington Library or evening at 6 p.m. at Farmington High School in Room 810. Classes begin the week of January 27, 2014 (see the program flyer for exact classes and schedule). Additional registrations will be Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Farmington High School in Room 810 or Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Farmington Library. Please bring a photo ID (drivers license or passport), proof of residency to the registration and allow 1-2 hours for assesment testing. Childcare (4 years and older) is available for the evening mandated classes held on Mondays & Wednesdays at Farmington High School in Room 804 and will also be available for registration evenings.
2014 GED® Program is Here!
Here in Connecticut we’re excited to offer you the 2014 GED® program and a fighting chance at a good job with good wages. Learn more below or sign up today at www.GED.com.
What’s the 2014 GED® Program?
In 2014 you have more than just a test. You’ll have access to MyGED™ your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and learn about jobs and college.
What is MyGED™?
MyGED™ is your start-to-finish tool for the 2014 GED® program. Flexible, convenient and the support you need before and after the GED® test. Built with you in mind, MyGED™ helps you take control of your life and your future. Register today and test in January. Get started now at www.GED.com.
What’s the 2014 GED® test like?
The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.
- Four (4) parts:
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (90 minutes)
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
- Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
- Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
- English and Spanish
Where can I study?
Contact Farmington Continuing Education at 860.404.0290, online at www.fpsct.org/fce, or sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and click on “Study” to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.
How do I register?
Registration is simple in 2014. Simply sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you’ll be able to schedule right then.
When can I schedule?
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at www.GED.com. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.
What is the passing score?
On the 2014 GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ at www.GED.com to get ready with GED Ready™.
Is there a fee to take the test?
You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Connecticut the fee per subject is paid by the State of Connecticut. There is an application fee of $13 for those 21 years of age and older.
The 2014 GED® program gives you everything you need for success and MyGED™ will help get you there. With MyGED, you receive unprecedented support before and after you test. Conveniently register and schedule 24/7. Pay as you go and test on what you want, when you want. Plus, find prep tools to help you prepare for test day and resources to help you move forward to what’s next.
MyGED™ was built with you in mind. Register today and test in January. Get started at www.GED.com.
Credit Diploma Program (CDP):
The Credit Diploma Program is a combination of teacher-led classes and internet-based high school curriculum. Students may earn credits through independent study projects, community service, work experience or vocational training. Our teachers are content-area certified secondary educators, and our courses are as equally challenging as regular high school, but are shorter in length. If you choose this program, it may be because you are a motivated, independent learner with a busy work schedule and/or family concerns OR you have 4-7 credits left to earn your diploma OR you simply believe that earning a high school diploma similar to day high school is what you want. Twenty-two credits are required to earn a Bristol High School diploma: 4 in English, 4 in Math, 4 in Social Studies, 2 in Science and 8 electives. A minimum of FOUR credits must be completed in this program, no matter how many credits are transferred from previous high schools.
Trimester Schedule 2013-2014
Semester One: Register Sept 4 & 5
Classes start on Sept. 6 -November 26
Semester Two: Register Nov 20
Classes start on Nov 27 -February 14
Semester Three: Register Feb 25
Classes start on Mar 4 - May 16
This program is offered through Bristol Adult Education and serves all residents of Avon, Canton, Burlington and Farmington. For an appointment to register, call BAE at 860-584-7865.
National External Diploma Program (NEDP):
NEDP is geared to assisting adults with life experiences through working and raising a family towards a high school diploma. All work is done in a non-traditional, one-to-one setting, as well as at home. Flexible appointments are made with staff to obtain, review and demonstrate mastery of the 70 competencies measured by this nationally certified program. If you are a resident of Avon, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Plainville, or Southington, you may be eligible to enroll in the NEDP. Although there is no age requirement, most adults that apply are over age 24. High school proficient scores in Math, Reading & Writing are a prerequisite. This program is available through both Bristol Adult Education (860-584-7865) and West Hartford Continuing Education (860-561-6900). Call a program coordinator to find out when the next NEDP Orientation is being held. You can be on your way to achieving your diploma and moving on with your goals!
Farmington Continuing Education is in compliance with CT General Statutes Sec 10-71c.
All mandated programs are free. We do not charge a fee for any textbooks or materials used in the classroom.