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 $45 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
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 preparation classes at the Clearwater Campus are a joint effort of SPC and Clearwater Adult Education Center.
Location: Clearwater Campus, Building SS, Room 104
Instructor: Andy Shaw
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 p.m.- 1 p.m.
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
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 5 - 8 p.m.
GED preparation classes at the Seminole Campus are a joint effort of SPC and Dixie Hollins Adult Education Center.
Location: Seminole Campus, PW-703
Instructors: Jeani Chua
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
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
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.
Tarpon 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)
Day: Meg Baker
Evening: Beth Boland
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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.