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GED

Our class syllabus uses Kaplan’s GED Test Prep 2021 and extends learning with hundreds of external resources including multiple power points and videos related to the specific topics of study. Additionally, we have many practice tests available both on paper and online.

Classes focus on the key concepts (noted below) and the connection between these topics to help the student develop an overall understanding while achieving a higher level of academic growth.

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Understanding the GED


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Study Focus Points/Percentage of Exam


Social Studies:

Civics and Government 50%

(Types of modern and historical governments, Structure and design of US government, Individual rights and civic responsibilities, Political parties, campaigns, elections in American politics, Contemporary public policy)

U.S. History 20%

(Historical documents that have shaped American constitutional government, Revolutionary and Early Republic Periods, Civil War and Reconstruction, Civil Rights, World Wars I & II, The Cold War, American Foreign Policy since 9/11)

Economics 15%

(Economic events that have shaped American government and policies, Relationship between political and economic freedoms, Fundamental economic concepts, Micro and macroeconomics, Consumer economics, Economic causes and impacts of wars, Economic drivers of exploration and colonization, Scientific and Industrial Revolutions)

Geography 15%

(Development of classical civilizations, Relationships between the environment and societal development, Borders between peoples and nations, Human migration)

Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA):

Reading closely 35%

(Determine main idea, Determine point of view, Meaning of words and phrases, Making inferences and claims)

Writing clearly 35%

(Analysis of arguments, Use of evidence, Development of ideas, Development of structure, Clarity of standard English, Command of standard English)

Using English language conventions 30%

(Grammar, Word usage, Capitalization, Punctuation, Editing)

Mathematical Reasoning:

Quantitative problem solving 45%

(Fractions, Decimals, Numerical expressions, Rational numbers, Squares, square roots, cubes, cube roots, Scale factors, Ratios, proportions, percents, Area and perimeter, Circumference and diameter, Volume and surface area, Represent, display and interpret data, and Probability)

Algebraic problem solving 55%

(Linear, polynomial and rational expressions, Quadratic equations, Factor polynomials, Algebraic equations, Inequalities, Locate and graph on coordinate plane, Slope, Graphs and tables, and Equation of a line)

Science:

Life Science 40%

(Human body and health, Life functions and energy intake, Structure and function of life, Molecular basis for heredity, Evolution)

Physical Science 40%

(Conservation, transformation and flow of energy, Work, motion and forces, Chemical properties and reactions related to living systems

Earth and Space Science 20%

(Interactions between Earth’s systems and living things, Earth and its system components, Structure and organization of the cosmos)




Sample Curriculum


200 hour Class: 24 hrs. week (6 days)

4 hours a day (2 hours morning/2 hours afternoon)

1st week focus Math (4hrs)

2nd week focus Science (4hrs)

3rd week focus Social Studies (4hrs)

4th week focus Reading/Writing (4hrs)

5th wee combined Math/Science (2hrs/2hrs)

6th week combined Reading/Writing (2hr/2hrs)

7th week combined Social Studies/Reading (2hr/2hrs)

8th week combined Math/Science (2hr/2hrs)

9th week Reading/Writing/SS/Math/Science (1hr each subject)