DROP OUT RECOVERY & CAREER PATHWAYS
The Texas Education Agency has awarded NCTC Lifelong Learning a grant for Texas students between the ages of 18 to 25 to complete their General Equivalency Diploma. This is a great opportunity to not only earn the secondary school completion, but also continue with career education and/or attend a university.
What is the Drop Out Recovery and Career Pathways Grant?
The Drop Out Recovery and Career Pathways Grant is funded by the Texas Education Agency. It offers scholarships to students in Cooke, Denton, and Montague counties to complete their General Equivalency Diplomas (GED) and prepare for the Texas Higher Education Authority (THEA) exam for college admittance. Those who complete the GED are then eligible for scholarships into one of the many career training programs that Lifelong Learning offers.
NCTC is one of only two colleges in the state of Texas that were awarded this grant.
Who is eligible to participate?
You must be between the ages of 18-25 years old AND
You must have last attended a Texas public school OR
You must have withdrawn from a Texas public school to home school OR
You've completed 12th grade but were not awarded a diploma
How can I be admitted?
You must attend an information session (see information below)
You must attend the mandatory orientation (information will be given at the testing session)
At the testing sessions, you will take a benchmark test in all five subject areas to gauge your readiness levels. You will also complete the required application and attend an advisory intake. Please allow at least three hours for this process.
What is the Fall 2013 GED Academy Admissions Schedule?
DROP OUT RECOVERY - 1ST SIX WEEKS
From August 14 to September 18, 2013
Testing and Information Sessions
You MUST attend one of these sessions to be considered for admission
Aubrey High School Tuesday 8/6/13 6.30 pm
Bowie High School Library Thursday 8/8/13 6.30 pm
Corinth LLL, Pinnell Sq, 307 Thursday 8/8/13 6.30 pm
Flower Mound Campus Thursday, 8/8/113 9 am
Gainesville CTC 2100 Thursday 8/8/13 6.30 pm
How many scholarships are available?
There number of scholarships may vary; however, there is limited classroom space available, so you might find yourself on a wait list at the more populated campuses such as Corinth and Aubrey. Since there is no designated "home campus," any campus where you attend the Information Session is open to you.
What is included in the program?
The program is FREE to all scholarship recipients. The scholarship includes:
Textbooks for GED and THEA preparation
GED tests (5 subject areas)
THEA test fee (reimbursed)
Training in a career field through Lifelong Learning after GED & THEA
Free full time tuition at NCTC for twelve semester hours after GED & THEA
When will classes start?
Please see above for session start dates.
Classes in Corinth, Aubrey, Bowie, & Gainesville: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 pm to 9 pm.
Classes in Flower Mound: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to 12 pm.
How is this program different from traditional GED preparations?
Counseling services that includes advising, tutoring, and career guidance
Curriculum that includes academic and job training readiness
GED Instructors and Essential Skills Advisors at each site
What is expected from you?
Willingness to complete all admission documents and take benchmark tests
Willingness to attend and participate in all aspects of the program
Willingness to set progressive goals to earn the GED in a short time frame
Willingness to enhance job readiness
Whom do I contact for additional information?
Jessica Carlile, Drop Out Recovery and Career Pathways Grant Coordinator, 940-668-4272 ext. 4911 or email@example.com
Essential Skills Advisors
For Gainesville & Bowie, Shelly McAninch: 940-902-2366/ firstname.lastname@example.org
For Aubrey & Corinth, Regina Sitzes: 940-902-2595/ email@example.com
For Flower Mound, Becca Aydelot: 940-902-2711 / firstname.lastname@example.org