GED PREPARATION AT SPC

General Educational Development (GED) preparation classes are open to anyone 16 or older who is not enrolled in a Pinellas County public school. GED classes cost $30 per term ($90 per year). The registration fee for taking each of the four subject area tests is $32 for a total of $128.

Students take a preliminary test to see where they need review. Some programs require an appointment for the preliminary test. Instruction and review is personalized, based on specific questions missed on the preliminary test. In the class, students review all four subject areas on the GED test:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Math

Anyone passing the GED in the state of Florida earns a diploma that says "State of Florida High School Diploma." A formal cap-and-gown graduation ceremony every September honors the achievements of our students.

GED LOCATIONS

Clearwater Campus

GED preparation classes at the Clearwater Campus are a joint effort of SPC and Clearwater Adult Education Center.
Location: Clearwater Campus, Building SS, Room 104
Instructors: Jim Hunt
Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

SPC Downtown

GED preparation classes at SPC Downtown are a joint effort of SPC and Tomlinson Adult Learning Center.
Location: SPC Downtown Center, Room DC 132
Phone: 727-344-8051 or 893-2723 (Tomlinson Adult Learning Center)
Instructors: Anne Sarver and Lisa Curzio-Blake
Evening Coordinator at Tomlinson: Patrick Jennings
Hours:
Days: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Evenings: Monday-Thursday, 5 - 8 p.m.

SPC Midtown

Location: Cecil B. Keene Sr. Student Achievement Center
1048 22nd Street S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Barbara Harrison 727-334-8037

Seminole Campus

GED preparation classes at the Seminole Campus are a joint effort of SPC and Dixie Hollins Adult Education Center.
Location: Seminole Campus, PW-703
Phone: 727-394-6188
Instructors: Jeani Chua
Hours:
Days: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Evenings: Monday - Thursday, 4 - 8 p.m.

St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus

GED preparation classes at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus are a joint effort of SPC and Dixie Hollins Adult Education Center.
Location: St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, Building PB 121 (Behind the Gymnasium)
Phone: 727-341-4624 or 547-7872 (Dixie Hollins Adult Ed Center)
Instructors: Karen Carr
Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (tutor class for registered students)
Monday - Thursday, 4 - 8 p.m.

Tarpons Springs Campus

Classes offered at the St. Petersburg College/Tarpon Springs Campus are a joint effort of SPC and Palm Harbor Community School.
Location: St. Petersburg College/Tarpon Springs Campus Gamma Building Room GA 423
Phone: 727-669-1140 (Palm Harbor Community School)
Instructors: Meg Baker and Rebecca Gallegos
Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost

According to new legislation in the state of Florida, all adult education classes including GED and ESOL must charge a fee of $90 per year.  In Pinellas County GED students will be charged $30 per term (3 terms per year). Payments can be made in your GED classroom with cash or money orders (made payable to Workforce Education). 

From Florida Department of Education

GED Testing Service® has released a new version of the GED® Test on January 1, 2014. Individuals who have tested on the 2002 GED® Test Series must complete the new version of the GED.  Scores from the 2002 Series Will Not be combined with scores for the new assessment. Candidates who have not completed the 2002 GED Test Series will have to meet the requirements of the new test, starting January 1, 2014. 

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