What is the GED?The GED consists of 5 tests designed to measure your knowledge and skills in Math, Science, Reading, Writing and Social Studies.It is a test of high school equivalency.
How do I sign up and where?Register for the GED Test in person at the Nantucket Community School located in Cyrus Pierce Middle School Room 02.You must have the following with you:
-A photo ID that includes your name, date of birth and signature (i.e., driver’s license, permit or a passport) AND proof of MA residency.
-Payment in the amount of $60.00 cash, check or money order.Checks or money orders to be made payable to the Nantucket Community School.
-A $5.00 money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Money orders may be purchased at the Post Office.
- If you are under 18, you must have an official letter of withdrawal from the last school you attended, on the school’s letterhead, stating that you are no longer enrolled.
When do GED tests take place?GED Tests will be administered in CPS 01 from *5pm to 8:30pm on the following dates:
January 15, 16 & 17
March 12, 13 & 14
April 23, 24, & 25
May 21, 22 & 23
June 11,12 &13
*Please arrive a few minutes before 5pm.
How can I prepare? Students may purchase a GED Prep book locally titled The Complete GED and is published by Steck Vaughan to start independent study./An online course that prepares you to take the exam is available for $89.Go to: www.ed2go.com/nantucket. /Check in regularly at www.nantucketcommunityschool.org for opportunities to prepare for the GED.
The GED Testing Service will be introducing a new GED Test in January 2014, which will be computer based. Anyone taking the GED Test after January 1, 2011 will need to complete and/or retest if necessary, by December 12, 2013. The last day to register to take the current paper based GED Test is October 17, 2013. If you do not successfully complete the GED Test by December 12, 2013, you will need to start all over with the new computer based GED Test in January 2014.