Achievement Academy students earn a North Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma by studying for and passing GED tests in four subjects: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. GED classes are limited to eight students apiece. In this program, we attempt to balance the need for individualization with that of preparing students to succeed in a traditional group learning environment. GED Prep students attend school every morning with half of their time spent in the classroom and half in the lab focusing on math, writing, and technology skills development.
Although the Achievement Academy’s GED program is focused on helping students pass their required exams as quickly as possible, our curriculum is uniquely and consistently concerned with encouraging students to discover a love of learning and to develop critical thinking, curiosity, and problem solving strategies beyond what is simply required to “pass the test”. Our work is directed toward motivating students to broaden their interests and aspirations, and inspiring them to continue on to a postsecondary program. We aim to fully equip them with the skills they need in order to be successful in a college or professional work environment.