GED Boot Camp comes to Carson Valley |

GED Boot Camp comes to Carson Valley

by Amy Roby

For the last 2 1/2 years, Western Nevada College has provided a General Educational Development (GED) “Boot Camp” at the Carson campus. Starting this month, boot camp will also be offered at the Douglas campus.

The six-week program 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. And here is the incredible thing – the entire course is offered to the public for free.

Boot camp covers all the areas required to pass the GED.

This includes 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.

Adult Literacy and Language Director Teri Zutter explains, “We are excited by the opportunity of offering the boot camp in Douglas County.

Students are so often transformed by this educational experience; it goes beyond reading, writing and math to positively impact lives and enable people to achieve goals that they’ve never felt were possible.”

Participants must attend one of two registration events in order to enroll. Registration will be offered on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. The Gardnerville boot camp is scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 23. Classes will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the duration of the course.

Registration and classes will be held in Room 123 of 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 meet Nevada State requirements for withdrawal from high school. For more information, call the Adult Literacy and Language office of Western Nevada College at (775) 445-4451.

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks’ annual All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed will take place on Friday, Jan. 20 at the new Lodge.

The meal includes fresh Dungeness crab, clam chowder, shrimp, salad and garlic bread.

No-host cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6. Reservations and payment must be made by Jan. 15, and no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 267-9205 or 782-6625.

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