Become an AAD student:
- Minimum age is 16
- Adult learners welcome
- Contact AAD to schedule an orientation
At AAD, we welcome students throughout the school year – we also have a summer session.
At our initial meeting, students complete a reading assessment to determine whether they will be in Starting Points or GED classes.
Starting Points is for students who need to strengthen their reading skills. Students attend Monday through Friday and work one-on-one with a trained, volunteer tutor. Students will have daily homework focused on reading and responding to a text from our leveled library.
The GED classroom setting is for students ready to engage in core, academic courses in preparation for GED testing. We maintain a small teacher to student ratio of no more than 1:8. Classroom instruction is enhanced by individualized computer learning in our monitored lab.
At AAD, we embed career exploration and job readiness into our core work. Students should be prepared to take advantage of these opportunities.
The GED is just a first step, thus we aid students in exploring post-secondary options and support students in the application process. AAD continues to assist students enrolled in a post-secondary program through tutoring, advising, and case management.