Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP)
Positive Growth, Inc. Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) in partnership with Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education offers small-group, self-paced instruction in basic writing, reading and math skills (Adult Basic Education/ABE), as well as additional components in science, social studies and literature for students preparing for the State of Georgia General Education Development (GED) exam. The program is primarily for adults who have not completed high school. Day and evening sessions are available at our Center. The program is offered through funding from Grants, In-Kind Donation and Fundraising and is free to participants.
The Tests of General Educational Development (GED) provide adults who did not complete high school with an opportunity to earn a high school equivalency certificate. By taking and passing a series of five tests in Language Arts, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Mathematics, adults demonstrate they have acquired a level of learning comparable to that of high school graduates.
Who is eligible?
If you are at least 16 years of age, you can enter the program with consent from a parent or guardian. A separate class is held for 16 and 17 year old students on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Minors must first obtain a “Certificate of Consent to Participate” form signed by a parent or guardian. 16 to 21 year old students must also provide a completed “Certification of Non-Enrollment in School” form from their high school. Both forms are available through our program.
Prospective students are welcome to enroll in the GED Program once they have made an appointment to take the program enrollment test. This test is called a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) and is given on selected Tuesday afternoons. The number to call to register for the TABE is (404) 298-9005. Class Location: 3660 Market Street Clarkston, GA 30021
How long will it take?
Learning needs will vary, depending on each student’s level of mastery in each of the basic skills areas. Instruction is, therefore, individualized. You set the pace through regular attendance and focus on your curriculum of study as determined by our instructors based upon your entering skill levels.
Where can I take the GED Exam?
The General Educational Development (GED) exam is administered each month at the college’s testing center at the Montreal campus. Tests are offered on Saturdays to accommodate participants. Any Georgia resident, 18 years or older who does not have a high school diploma is eligible to take the exam. Individuals who are 16 and 17 years old are only be eligible to register to take the GED Exam at the college’s testing center by first enrolling and completing four official GED practice tests in the ABE/GED Study Program. Please contact us at (404) 298-9005 for an appointment to register for the GED Exam.