Adults who did not attain a high school diploma have an opportunity to gain a diploma equivalency by taking the General Education Development Test. Access to this test has been available to eligible adults since 1949; and in recent years, Montana has had over 3,000 testers annually. Those who pass the GED Test are awarded the Montana High School Diploma Equivalency, a credential that is valid for college admissions and enhanced employment and military service opportunities.
During the current school year, the MCPS Lifelong Learning Center’s Adult Basic Education program has assisted around 670 adults with varying educational interests and needs. Many are in the classroom to study the Math, Science, Reading, Social Studies, and Writing coursework necessary to pass the GED Test. A total of 196 individuals who took the GED Test succeeded and received their diplomas.
Missoula County Public Schools Adult Basic & Literacy Education program will honor graduates at a recognition ceremony on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. The following are among the graduates who received the high school equivalency diploma during the 2012-13 school year through classes or testing at the Lifelong Learning Center. (Only students who released their results are listed.)
Nikolay I. Chinikaylo
Scarlet C. Fausett
Allison Grace Rawson-Nichols