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Prepare for the GED Exam

Curriculum is delivered online.  We offer open "labs" in which you can drop in to use our computers or get additional assistance from our teachers and support staff.  Our program is designed to help you prepare quickly and efficiently in class and at home.  Practice exams are available so you'll know when you're ready for the final exam.  Start any time.  Classes are FREE!
 

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Take the GED Exam

When you're ready for the exam, we offer an official GED Testing Center at our Nevada Union campus (11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA). It is possible to complete your testing in two days. You must create an account at www.GED.com 48 hours prior to testing. You will be required to submit payment when you register.  Nevada County Adult Education will not accept any payments. 
 
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May and june Testing dates NCAE Main Campus 

More will be added soon.

 May and June Dates for GED 
 
05/04/2022
05/05/2022
05/11/2022
05/12/2022
05/18/2022
05/19/2022
05/25/2022
05/26/2022
06/21/2022
06/22/2022
06/23/2022
06/24/2022
06/27/2022
06/28/2022
06/29/2022
If you need more tests dates, please see below as we have GED testing at our main campus AND the FRCs.
 
 
 

3 PARTNERS Family Resouce Centers (FRC)

 
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Grass Valley (FRC) 235 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, California 95945
Grass Valley FRC 9-12 GED Testing 4th Tuesday of the month 9:15 AM -4:00 PM
Grass Valley FRC Contact: 530-273-4059
 
Penn Valley FRC GED Testing 2nd Tuesday of the month 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Penn Valley FRC Contact: 530-432-1118 extension 2249
 
San Juan Ridge FRC GED Testing 3rd Tuesday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
San Juan Ridge FRC 530-292-3174
 
 
If you are not currently a Nevada County Adult Education student, you also must register with us.  Fee waivers are available, please contact us for details (530-477-1225 ext. 2304). We look forward to helping you reach your educational goals!
 
 

Additional Resources

 

Aztec Login

Click below for access to your Aztec Online Learning Portal.
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Aztec Quick Start Student Guide

Once you have your username and password, you can use this document to help you navigate the website.
 

Aztec PLUS Student Support Guide - Version 9.0.pdf

Watch a helpful video to learn how to navigate Aztec. 

Click HERE.

GED Myths & Facts

 
 
 
 
FAQ's:
Q:  What happens if I do not pass a test?
A:  GED will allow you to try again 2 additional times (at a discounted cost of $15/test). If you do not pass the 3rd time, you must wait 60 days to try again.
 
Myth #1: “A GED Isn’t as Good as a High School Diploma“
Totally false! Just like a high school diploma, the GED shows colleges and employers that you have the knowledge and skills required at a high school level. In fact, 98% of colleges and employers accept the GED. That means almost any college you want to attend or any company you want to work for can be an option!
 
Myth #2: “If I get my GED I cannot get my High school diploma later” 
You can never have too much education and you can still get a high school diploma after completing the GED if you so choose to.
 
Myth #3: “Math is Impossible”
Many students find Math to be the toughest subject and typically take it as their last test. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. The GED team has spent years designing tools just for the GED test. You’ll learn exactly what you need to pass math without wasting time. In your student account, discover everything from free study guides to GED Live online classes to GED Flash with thousands of on-the-go practice questions. Nevada County Adult Education also has a GED math support class every Thursday from 9AM-12Pm drop ins welcome.
 
Myth #4: “ Do I have to take all the test at once”
No you do not have to take all 4 GED tests in one sitting.  You can take them at your own pace and availability of your local test center. 
 
GED Myth #5: Some people are just too old to take the GED
There is an age requirement for the GED, but only if you are too young. You are never too old to return to education!  Age requirements for earning your GED vary by state. Most states require candidates to be at least 18 years old before taking the exam. Visit the GED testing service to find the most current information about testing.
 
 Adults of all ages experience success while completing their GED. The GED program supports any adult looking to achieve their high school equivalency. Passing the GED creates possibilities for jobs or higher education—which is a good thing no matter how old you are.
 
 

GED Testing Voucher Available

You may receive 50% off of your GED testing costs if you meet the following criteria:
* Enrolled as a NCAE student
* Enrolled and active in Aztec online GED prep course through NCAE
* Completed at least 12 hours of active learning in Aztec online GED prep course
* Meet with counselor to go over post secondary options (FASFA, Sierra College, etc.)
* Score at least 70% on the Aztec GED pre tests
 
Contact us for more information:  530-477-1225, ext. 2304

Incentive Plan

GED Incentive Program - Take your GED exams for FREE (valued at $140)!
 
 
Pathway #1 = 1 GED Voucher  for ELA, Social Studies, & Science Exams
CASAS Test
Minimum 12 hours
Post CASAS test
Score 70% on Aztec Practice Exam
GED Exam must be taken on NCAE Campus
 
Pathway #2 = 1 GED Voucher  for Math Exam
CASAS Test
Minimum 12 hours
Must participate in a minimum of 3 on-campus Math Support sessions
Post CASAS test
Score 70% on Aztec Practice Exam
GED Exam must be taken on NCAE Campus
 

Math Support

Main Campus - Nevada Union I Wing

DROP IN THURSDAY MORNINGS 9-12 FOR MATH SUPPORT

Meet with the School Counselor

Nevada County Adult Education's school counselor Karla Aaron offers meetings in person, phone, or virtual. Click HERE to sign up for a day and time. 

Open Lab Hours

We are offering a teacher hosted, IN-PERSON open lab where students can obtain help with their coursework.  
 
Nevada County Adult Education Main Campus 
Open Lab Mondays through Thursdays, 12:00 PM -3:00 PM
Drop-In Math Support Thursday 9:00-12:00  PM
 
 
Grass Valley (FRC) 235 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, California 95945
Grass Valley FRC Open Class Time Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grass Valley FRC Contact: 530-273-4059
 
Penn Valley FRC Open Class Time Tuesday 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Penn Valley FRC Contact: 530-432-1118 extension 2249
 
San Juan Ridge FRC Open Class Time Wednesday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
San Juan Ridge FRC 530-292-3174

Orientation

Onboarding Process:
 
After you have used Eventbrite to register, you will be contacted by our staff and asked to come on campus for an orientation and educational assessment. This on-campus orientation should take approximately 45-60 minutes.
 
What to expect at the orientation:
  • Meet our staff
  • Receive a "Welcome Package" & Support Resources
  • Set an educational goal
  • Introduction to navigating your learning resources (Aztec)
  • Learn about our incentive program