Gafney Adult Learning Center
 
  
Need a high school equivalency certificate (HiSET - formerly the GED)?

January 2013 was the end of the GED we knew for years as the standard high school equivalency certification.  New Hampshire at that time adopted the HiSET ceritification to take the place of the GED.  You can study for the HiSET exam and then take the exam         at the Gafney Literacy Program....
 
The Gafney rents space at the Greater Wakefield Resource Center (GWRC) in Union on Route 125 at the railroad tracks (big white building) to hold a literacy drop-in program every Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.  Drop in any time during that period and meet with tutors who will help you study for the HiSET exam.  An assessment will determine your level of study, materials are provided  free, tutors will help you progress to the point where a pretest will determine readiness for the actual HiSET formal test in Math, Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies. 

The formal test takes place on the third Thursday of each month.  Preregistration is required by 5:00 pm
at the drop in center the night before the test .  Call Rosemary Stewart at 986-1116 for details. 

But, that's not all we do at our Adult Learning Center!!..our tutors pride themselves in meeting most every literacy need presented.  A few examples include:
  • improve math skills...need help balancing a checkbook,  catching up with your college math, or just want to be better at math?
  • learn to improve reading and writing skills..you'd be surprised at the number of people we've helped with both these skills; need help writing reports for school?
  • improve your computer skills, learn to download audio and ebooks, program your phone...we'll help you with your technology needs.
  • take a free Accuplacer test - many colleges require these for placement purposes...ours is free!
  • Career counseling:  update a resume, improve interviewing skills, job search, scholarship searches, FAFSA help
 Give us a call with your questions:  Beryl Donovan, Library Director and Literacy Program Director, 522-3401; Rosemary Stewart, Program Coordinator and Career Counselor 986-1116; Sharon Norby, HiSET Coordinator 986-1117.

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