by Amy Roby

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January 17, 2013
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GED Boot Camp returns to the Carson Valley

General Educational Development (GED) "Boot Camp" returns to the Douglas campus of Western Nevada College starting Feb. 11.

The six-week program (and one week of review) provides intensive instruction and preparation for students interested in obtaining their GED, which is the equivalent of a high school diploma in the state of Nevada. The entire course is offered to the public at no charge.

Boot Camp covers all the areas required to pass the GED. This includes coursework in mathematics, language arts (reading and writing), science, and social studies. In addition, students are provided with test-taking skills and a week of review prior to administration of the actual test. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. for the duration of the course.

Participants must attend one of two registration events in order to enroll. Registration takes approximately three hours and will be offered on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. As part of the registration, attendees will be given a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) locator exam and a TABE reading assessment.

Registration and classes will be held at the WNC Douglas campus, located at 1680 Bently Parkway South in Gardnerville. The Boot Camp is open to people ages 18 and up; 16- and 17-year olds are eligible if they can provide a letter of withdrawal from the last high school they attended and have parental consent.

WNC online GED courses available

Another option for those interested in earning their GED is to enroll on online GED instruction. This opportunity offers flexibility, no travel to-and-from classes, access to interactive websites and activities, and support from a teacher as lessons progress.

GED online instruction may be the right choice for those whose schedule precludes them from attending the regular "Boot Camp" style classes. An initial on-site orientation, testing, and follow-up meetings with an instructor may be required.

For more information regarding WNC's online GED course or Boot Camp, call the Adult Literacy and Language office of Western Nevada College at (775) 445-4451, or email them at

Library closure

Please note that the Douglas County Public Library will be closed on Monday in observation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The library will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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