Each of the seven counties offers orientation on a regular basis. This is the first step to identify academic strengths and the development of a customized Student Education Plan (SEP) to serve each student's individual needs.
This is a 12 hour process (varies in different counties) that consists of several phases. The first phase involves a preliminary assessment and the completion of the intake process. The second phase is a more comprehensive assessment that will identify specific academic strengths and weaknesses. Once the assessments have been completed, students are assigned to the program that best fits their academic need, location requirements and day/evening schedule.
Please check the calendar on this site to locate an orientation session near you. Please bring the following:
- State issued identification; picture required
- Letters of referral (from referral agencies, or central Georgia technical college); if applicable
- Documentation of any accommodations as documented by a physician (Must be dated with the last 5 years)
- Underage youth (Ages 16 & 17) must pre-register by a parent with a copy of the Birth Certificate; both the parent and student will need to bring state issued identification and the Withdrawal Form from school. State issued identification is available at no charge at a county voter registration office.
- Copy of GED test sections previously taken
According to Georgia state law, all applicants for Adult Education programs, ages 18 and over, must:
- Be United States citizens or legal permanent residents, or
- Be qualified aliens or non-immigrants under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, Title 8 U.S.C.
- These individuals will be required to provide photocopy of a state issued identification card, Alien Registration Card, Employment Authorization document, Form I-94 or other documentation as provided by the Department of Homeland Security.
Class space is limited, yet every effort is made to accommodate placement at sites that meet student preferences (i.e. location, day classes, and evening classes), but we cannot guarantee we will be able to honor every request.
Schedules change; so if you have a specific need, please advise the orientation facilitator at the beginning of your orientation.
Code of Conduct
Each student is required to sign a code of conduct agreement during the orientation session. This code guides work ethics appropriate in the classroom /workplace. Students who fail to adhere to the code of conduct will be considered for suspension and are subject to dismissal. The following reflects the conditions a student must respect in order to maintain enrollment:
Punctuality – each class session has a specific schedule for when it starts and ends: signing in and out of class is mandatory
Dress Code – each student is expected to maintain a neat, clean and professional appearance. The following dress is not considered appropriate in the classroom workplace:
- Muscle shirts, tank tops, tube tops, strapless or T. strap tops or dresses without a shirt or jacket, exposed midriffs, ripped or-torn clothing, cutoff jeans, micro mini shorts or skirts, tights or stretch pants (unless covered by a tunic top);
- Caps, headbands, bandannas, du rags;
- Pants below the waist or unbuttoned shirts
- Courtesy – students are to demonstrate respect for staff, volunteers, and classmates by demonstrating a positive energy in the classroom, hallways or on the grounds. Loud voices, profanity, and insulting behaviors are not tolerated. Personal discussions should not be disruptive. Interrupting instructors, classmates or speakers on a repeated basis will not be tolerated. Maintaining proper ethical behavior at all times is required.
Electronics – while in the classroom and hallway, cell phones, MP3 players, radios, CD players, pagers, or headsets/earphones are not to be used.
Drug Policy – no use of alcohol or drugs on the school premises. No attendance to class while intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs.
Attendance – students are expected to attend class in accordance with the hours of the class selected; should circumstances prevent attendance on a regular basis the student is expected to communicate with their instructor to develop a strategy for continued enrollment.
Weapons – No weapons are allowed on premises. These include, but are not limited to, guns, knives or sharp objects.
Property/Grounds – no food or beverages are allowed in the classroom. Smoking is prohibited except in designated area. Cigarette butts are considered trash and should be disposed of properly. Litter is to be placed in proper receptacles.
Loitering – designated break areas are the only places students can gather. Students are not to remain on campus at times other than scheduled class periods.
Full-Time Student Status
In order to attain full-time student status, a student must maintain a minimum of 20 hours per week. Space is limited in classrooms that support full-time schedules. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests, however, placement cannot be guaranteed. Students should inform staff of this need during the orientation program.
Verification of Attendance
Students who are referred to the adult education program are often required to provide the referring agency with a verification of attendance document. Prior to providing documentation, students must sign a waiver to release records. Three business days are needed to verify and produce the documentation requested through the AEP business office.
A graduation ceremony is held every spring for persons who attained their GED diploma during the academic year. Individuals that qualify will receive a letter informing of the process to follow in order to participate in the ceremony. To find out more information about the graduation ceremony, please contact the Adult Education program office, 478-757-6669.