No matter what the reason, there are many adults who never received a high school diploma.
However, it’s never too late to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma by preparing for and taking the General Educational Development Test through Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center’s GRAD Program.
Just ask Leona Paulus of Pittsgrove. She earned her diploma in 2017 at the age of 96. While participating in MASCED’s Congregate Nutrition Program, Leona – affectionately known as Auntie Lee – began the GRAD program.
She spent several months preparing for the high school equivalency test and finally, in August, she was presented with her diploma.
MASCEC has seen many success stories – hundreds as a matter of fact.
“We offer online test prep to refresh the student’s skills in math, language arts, science and social studies,” said Program Specialist – Certificate Programs Lani Allen-Davis. “When the student is ready in each subject, we conduct the High School Equivalency Test at our Pennsville location.”
By passing the test, the student earns a high school diploma and recognition of a high school-level education.
“If you want a better job or to continue your education, the GED is recognized and accepted by nearly all U.S. colleges, employers and universities,” she said. “Passing the test gives you better opportunities for work.”