Thursday, December 26, 2013

January issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Click here to go to the online version of the January issue of "The GLAD Tutor" monthly newsletter

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Closing on Fri., Dec. 20th, for holidays

Our staff has worked long hours earlier this week getting ready for Tuesday night's awards meeting/graduation event. We will be closed on Friday, Dec. 20 through January 3rd.

We will reopen for spring registration and orientation at 8 a.m. on Mon., Jan. 6th.

If you need us, contact us before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19th.

Note: We'll be closed on Thurs. from 10:45 - 1:15 for our staff to be off-site.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November 2013 issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Click here to go to the online version of the November 2013 issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Saturday, October 5, 2013

GED Testing Accommodations Request Deadline

 Attention GED® Candidates: 

We have received notice that the deadline for submitting completed GED Testing Service® Accommodations Request forms to local Chief Examiners is on Tuesday, October 15th, due to the length of time needed for the approval process and the November 1st cutoff date announced by the GED Testing Service®.

To be accepted by our office, forms submitted by the October 15th deadline must be completed correctly with all attached documentation in order to be forwarded to the State Office and then by the State to the GED Testing Service®.

The approval process usually takes up to 30 days, however, the GED Testing Service® currently has a backlog of submissions.

If you need to request testing accommodations, you must do it as soon as possible.  Make an appointment with the local Chief Examiner as soon as possible to pick up the appropriate forms for your disability to take to your doctor for completion.

Remember that the current test series and all partial scores expire at the end of 2013. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Student Registration Scheduled for Mid-October

New student morning class registration and orientation begins on Tuesday, October 15th, at 8:00 a.m. 

LATE registration for evening classes begins Tuesday, October 15th, at 5:00 p.m.  

We encourage everyone to study for and pass the GED test by December of this year before the current test series expires.  

The test series that will begin in January will be more expensive, taken only in the computer lab, and more difficult. 

This week is the last chance to register for free classes this year. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

October 2013 issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Click here to view eight-page online October 2013 issue of The GLAD Tutor newsletter.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sept. 23-19, 2013 - Support Local Adult Literacy and Adult Basic Education!

Grenada Adult Education Center
423 South Line Street, Grenada, MS 38901
(662) 227-6101 or 226-7462

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Recycle used items and help support adult literacy efforts in our community...donate to GLAD!
We can recycle most small electronics up to laptops. 
Sorry, we can't take copier toner cartridges, printers, office machines, or desktop PCs.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Finish the GED!

Your future is calling. With the GED® test, you can answer the call!

If you’ve already started the GED® test, you’re almost there. The current version of the GED® test is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire too if you don’t finish and pass the test by then. If you act soon, you won’t have to re-take the parts of the test you’ve already passed.

Don’t feel prepared to finish the GED® test? Don’t worry—we can help! Even with your busy schedule, you can prepare, plan, and succeed.

Visit or call the Grenada Adult Education Center to learn more (662-227-6101 or 423 South Line St., Grenada).

Passing the GED® test is a key to opening doors to college, a better job, and the respect you deserve. Don’t miss this chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity! Finish your GED® test by the end of 2013 and earn your high school credential.

Visit the Grenada Adult Education Center or today. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Closing at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28th.  Will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Mon., July 22nd.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Grenada Adult GED Testing Center Receives $5,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Grenada School District’s Adult GED Testing CenterTM recently received a $5,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to expand its adult literacy services.  Specifically, the grant will support the expansion of GED® testing from the current pencil-and-paper only testing to offer computer-based testing (CBT) as soon as possible this year. This expansion is especially important because the new, more in-depth GED® test series that will be released on January 2, 2014, will be offered only in approved computer testing labs across the nation.  The additional testing stations provided by this grant will also allow more first-time GED® candidates to test this fall.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Free Classes for Adults - Summer 2013 - Late Registration on Wed., May 29, 8 a.m.

Please note that the June morning classes will meet every morning from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays.  This is different from our fall and spring sessions...June morning classes will meet on Friday mornings also (June 10-28)!

The LATE registration and orientation session is at 8:00 a.m. on Wed., May 29th. Plan to stay all morning. The multi-day registration process must be begun by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the latest and completed before noon on Friday, May 31st. Prospective students who do not begin the registration process in time or do not complete it by the deadline will not be able to participate in the summer session. After registration is complete, classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Mon., June 10th.

There will be no classes the week of June 3rd for staff to attend state conference/training. The Center will be closed on Mon.-Wed., June 3rd-5th and on Friday, June 7th. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ELECTRICITY OUT - Center Closed Wed., May 22

Due to the storms last night, the electricity is off at the Grenada Adult Education Center and Entergy cannot give any estimate about when power will be restored.  The power went out about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. With no lights and no climate control, we closed for the day at 8:30 a.m. today (Wed.).  We will reopen for a normal day tomorrow (Thurs.). Today's GED Testing was postponed until Wed., May 29th (same times).  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  

P.S. Power was restored about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Contest to win a 25% bonus from FundingFactory

We won by 6 points!!!

Final score!

Grenada League For Adult Development 
(ID# 104044) -
Our competitor was Trousdale County Schools in Tennessee.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's reading level greatest factor in child's future academic success

A mother's reading level is the single greatest determinant
in her child's academic success.

Please support adult literacy
so that we can help mothers in our community
pass on the gift of learning.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May GED Testing Signup Ends Tomorrow Morning

If you are ready to succeed on the GED test, remember that tomorrow morning is the final chance to sign up to test next week.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May 2013 issue of "The GLAD Tutor" newsletter

This newsletter contains news from the Grenada League for Adult Development and the Grenada Adult Education Center. Click on this link to view the online edition:   May 2013 issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Book Sale at the Local Library - April 15-19.

The Friends of the Elizabeth Jones Library will be holding their annual book sale to benefit the local summer children's reading program during National Library Week.

While spring cleaning, donate books, audiobooks, or videos/DVDs for the sale.

Plan now to buy items during National Library Week to support this fundraiser!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Session II begins - FREE classes

Last chance for evening class late registration is at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21st. Plan to stay until 8:00 p.m.

Morning class new student registration has closed. The next new student registration for summer session (morning classes only) will be on Tuesday, May 28th, at 8:00 a.m.

After Thursday night (March 21st), the next new student registration for EVENING classes will be on Tuesday, August 13th, at 5:00 p.m. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 2013 issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Click for March 2013 issue of "The GLAD Tutor" online.

Students Urged to Finish GED Tests Before 2014 Overhaul

Students Urged to Finish GED Tests Before 2014 Overhaul

Quick Note:  This article indicates some uncertainty about the cost of GED testing by computer. To clarify, computer-based testing (CBT) will cost $24 per subject area test ($120 for the entire five subject area test battery) in 2013 on the current (2002) test series.  In 2013, both the pencil-and-paper and the CBT versions will be available. Pencil-and-paper testing costs $15 per subject area test ($75 for the entire five subject area test battery).  Since October, we have been working with Pearson Vue/GED Testing Service to establish the CBT test option on the current GED test series at the Grenada Adult Education Center. Watch this website for news that the CBT testing option has launched in Grenada.

For 2014 on the new test series, testing will cost $30 per subject area test ($120 for the entire four subject area test battery). The 2014 test series will only be given on computer.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yahoo! News article: "Students Urged to finish GED®"

Yahoo! News article about the coming changes to the GED® test in 2014 and the current test series closeout this year... - Students urged to finish GED; changes due in 2014

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Calculator for the GED® test

Calculator for the GED® test by GED Testing Service®

Prepare for your GED® test by learning about the approved calculators.
The GED® Mathematics Test is divided into two parts and each part has 25 questions. You can use one of the two approved calculators in an Official GED Testing Center™ on Part I of the test, depending on your test delivery format (paper or computer).

Calculator for the GED® test on paper

The testing center will provide you with the Casio FX260 handheld calculator.

Calculators for the GED® test on computer

Texas Instruments TI-30XS on-screen calculator will automatically be available when you sit for the GED® Mathematics Test on computer after September 4th, 2012.
If you choose to use the Casio FX260 handheld calculator, you must bring this calculator with you to the testing center for use with the GED® Mathematics Test on computer. No handheld calculator, other than the FX260, may be used.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Memorial Donations

In the fall, GLAD received memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Kay Townes totaling $130.00. Mrs. Townes was a leader in our adult literacy council in Grenada for many, many years. 

In January 2013, GLAD received memorial donations in memory of Senator John Keeton totaling $100.00. Senator Keeton’s widow, Mrs. Margaret Keeton, became active in adult literacy efforts in Grenada even before the founding of GLAD. Over the years, the Keetons have been benefactors of GLAD in many ways. 

Our thanks to these donors for honoring the memory of these community leaders through donations to the Grenada League for Adult Development, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Donate Items for Our Recycling Fundraiser

Remember that we collect used inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics to earn extra money for our projects and services. Drop items by the Grenada Adult Education Center during hours we are open. Carol Hecker organizes this project locally. A shipment of items collected in the fall and sent in earlier this month earned us $207!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Final chance to begin evening class registration/orientation for Spring I session TONIGHT

The last chance to begin the free Spring Session I evening class session is at 5:00 p.m. tonight (Tues., Jan. 22nd).  Arrive a few minutes early (late arrivals will not be admitted) and bring a government-issued photo ID. Students should be at least 18 years old and previously officially withdrawn from high school.  For more information, call 227-6101 before the front office closes at 3 p.m.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Info for Thursday, January 17th - UPDATE

Due to weather conditions, the Grenada Adult Education Center is CLOSED all day today, Thursday, Jan. 17th, including this evening since the Grenada School District is closed.  Final evening class registration will be moved to Tues., Jan. 22nd, at 5 pm. Morning and evening classes will next meet on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd.  We will be closed on Monday for the holiday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

FINAL Evening Class Registration Extended

Last night, Tues., Jan. 15th, was supposed to be the final opportunity for new students to begin late registration for our free Tuesday/Thursday evening classes.  However, the School District closed early yesterday due to icy weather conditions.  So, late registration has been extended through tomorrow night, Jan. 17th.  Anyone adult wanting to register should arrive a little before 5:00 p.m. (late arrivals will not be able to register) and plan to stay until 8:00 p.m.  Bring a valid government-issued photo ID.  Participants should be at least 18 years old and must be OFFICIALLY withdrawn from school.

If you are under 21 and have not been enrolled at the Grenada Adult Education Center since July 1, 2012, it would be a good idea to come by the front office during office hours (8 am - 3 pm, except for lunch) today or tomorrow and fill out a form so we can go ahead and get Last School Verification done in advance.

If you miss registration for the first spring session, our next open registration will begin in mid-March.  

Remember that the current GED test series expires at the end of this year. The 2014 test will be more difficult and more expensive, so prepare now to succeed soon.  Share this with friends and family, neighbors, and church members!  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Closing early...No evening classes tonight (Tues., Jan. 15th)

The Grenada School District is closing early again today due to weather. The Adult Ed. Center is closing at 1:45 p.m. and will not reopen no evening classes tonight.  Evening classes will meet next on Thursday, Jan. 17th, at 5 p.m.

We plan to reopen at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow for morning classes, unless the Grenada School District is officially closed due to weather tomorrow.  Listen to local news outlets.  If the School District is having class in the morning, we will be having classes also.

Note about the weather....

Yesterday (Monday, Jan. 14th), the Grenada School District dismissed early at 1:45 p.m. The District is open for classes today.  Grenada is currently under an Ice Storm Warning until 6 p.m. tonight, but ice storms don't happen much more often than they do. Only time will tell if this is a non-event. Stay tuned.

If the Grenada School District dismisses early on a Tuesday or Thursday (days that we have evening classes), then evening classes that night will not meet.

If conditions grow hazardous after the school day ends, check the social media resources mentioned below. In that case, the Grenada ABE Director will make the call about that evening's classes.
You may also check Twitter at GrenadaAEC or this blog or 
Facebook at Grenada Adult Education Center.
If we have internet access, they will be updated.
The Center's answering machine cannot always be reliably updated
if electrical power is coming and going or we are offsite.