GED
The GED program provides educational opportunities for individuals wishing to improve basic skills in preparation for earning a General Educational Development Diploma (GED).

GED Preparation
Individualized and self-paced instruction allows students to proceed at their own pace of learning. Content includes reviews in English, mathematics, writing, social studies, science, literature and the arts. Sample tests, preparation and review are provided. The pretest serves as a predictor of performance on the GED test, and indicates what areas the student may need to review before taking the test.

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, pay for registration, and pay for tuition. For more information, please see the Admissions page.

Registration
Persons enrolling for classes should do so at the ALCO Main Campus located at 2320 New Beginnings Road. Enrollment in classes is based on space availability, so it is important that you register prior to the start of the class. 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 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


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
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.
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