Pathway to Success (GED)

An Adult Education program, Pathway to Success (GED), is offered to students that meet the minimum admission criteria.  In order to be considered for Adult Education, students must be at least 16 years of age.  Transcripts and a Program Admission form must be reviewed and completed by the school counselor, to determine that the placement is appropriate.  Students under the age of 18, must have a parental consent form signed prior to being placed in Adult Education.

In the Adult Education program, students are provided instruction based on individual student needs.  Instruction prepares students for TABE testing, GED Ready exams, as well as the official GED Test.  The TABE test will determine the learning level that each student is placed on.  Movement throughout the levels (from Basic to Pre GED, or from Pre GED to GED) will be based on TABE results.  When a student reaches a 9.0 on the A or D level TABE (in Reading, Math and Language) they will be eligible to take the GED Ready official practice test.   A score of 145 is needed to pass the GED Ready practice test.  If a student is under the age of 18, additional requirements are necessary to be granted test approval (150 on two or more of the GED Ready tests and at least 40 hours in an approved Adult Education program).  Once the underage requirements are met, an application along with supporting documentation will be submitted for testing approval. 

Once the student has met the TABE and GED Ready requirements, they will be eligible to take the GED Test.  In order to take the GED test, students must have at least a 9.0 on the A or D Level TABE, along with having passed the GED Ready for each subject area that is being taken.  

TABE SCORE EDUCATION LEVEL
0-5.9 Basic Education
6.0-8.9 PreGED
9.0-12.9 GED

Our campuses are served by the following Technical Colleges:

YDC Youth Served Affiliated Technical College Website
Atlanta YDC 15-21 year old males Georgia Piedmont Technical College https://www.gptc.edu/
Augusta YDC 15-21 year old males Augusta Technical College https://www.augustatech.edu/
Eastman YDC 15-21 year old males Oconee Fall Line Technical College https://www.oftc.edu/
Gainesville RYDC 15-21 year old males Lanier Technical College http://www.laniertech.edu/
Macon YDC 15-21 year old females Central Georgia Technical College http://www.centralgatech.edu/
Milledgeville YDC 15-21 year old males Central Georgia Technical College http://www.centralgatech.edu/
Muscogee YDC 15-21 year old males Columbus Technical College https://www.columbustech.edu/
Sumter YDC 15-21 year old males South Georgia Technical College https://www.southgatech.edu/

How do I take the GED test?

Students that reach the GED level on the TABE test will be allowed to take the GED Test. This is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills in social studies, science, mathmatical reasoning, and reasoning through language arts. In order to be eligible to test, the student must have taken the GED Ready Official Practice test, and have a passing score of 145. A test administrator from the assigned technical college will come the facility to administer the test. Results are usually received within two days.

What happens if I lose my diploma and transcript, or need an additional official transcript for an employer?

Additional copies can be obtained online, through the mail or in person.  Replacement copies cost $15 and can be obtained by accessing the following link:

https://tcsg.edu/ged_trans_req.php

For additional resources and information regarding GED, please feel free to visit the following link:

https://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/home


Holly Cannon, Adult Education Program Specialist
Pathway to Success, Adult Education Program

Phone: (404) 823-5062
Fax: (478) 374-6979
melissacannon@djj.state.ga.us

Locations Instructors
Atlanta YDC Wilson, Shannon | shannonwilson@djj.state.ga.us
Augusta YDC Blocker, Deshawne | deshawneblocker@djj.state.ga.us
Bibb County ETC Baird, Barbara | barbarabaird@djj.state.ga.us
Chatham County ETC McCall, Dallacey | dallaceymccall@djj.state.ga.us
Eastman YDC Ononye, Anthony | anthony.ononye@djj.state.ga.us
Gainesville RYDC Wolfe, Todd | twolfe@laniertech.edu
Macon YDC Giammetta, Margaret | margaretgiammetta@djj.state.ga.us
Martha K. Glaze RYDC Kanaifu, Koran | korankanaifu@djj.state.ga.us
Metro RYDC Pou, Arlena | arlenapou@djj.state.ga.us
Milledgeville YDC Sovereign, Daniel | danielsovereign@djj.state.ga.us
Muscogee YDC Williams, Linda | lindawilliams@djj.state.ga.us
Richmond County ETC Johnson, Narissia | narissiajohnson@djj.state.ga.us
Sumter YDC Pless, Kelvin | kelvinpless@djj.state.ga.us
Terrell RYDC Strickland, Sandy | sandystrickland@djj.state.ga.us