What is the ASHS GED
ASHS teachers use a variety of
instructional methods, individualized instruction, small group and whole class
instruction, to help students master the skills needed to pass the five parts
of the GED test- language arts writing, language arts reading social studies,
science and mathematics. While
instructional approaches and emphasis may vary, many students need help with
writing skills, mathematics, and mastering the thinking skills needed to pass
the exam. Additionally, English as a
Second Language (ESL) classes are offered to students whose native languages
vary from Spanish to Haitian Creole to Mandarin. Some ESL students will master English and
pass the GED test in English. Other ESL
students will take the GED test in Spanish or French and take a separate part
of the test that shows proficiency in English.
How long must I be in
school before I can take the GED test?
Students at ASHS progress at their
own pace, so each student�s progress is monitored and evaluated to determine
test readiness. At appropriate
intervals, a practice GED test is administered to determine student readiness
to pass the GED test. Some students
master the required skills in a couple of months, others in a year or
more. Each year, over five thousand students
earn their high school equivalency diplomas after studying with ASHS.
How can prospective
students apply to as ASHS program?
Call the office of one of the sites
near your home or workplace during the hours indicated. If you are currently enrolled in another
school and wish to transfer, speak to your guidance counselor or
principal. In order to register at an
ASHS site, you�ll need transfer or discharge papers and proof of vaccinations,
documents that your home school can provide.
Students who have never attended a New York
City Public School
will need only a record of vaccinations.