Las Vegas GED
Looking for GED classes in Las Vegas, Nevada? Hopefully this article will help you find what you need.
Update, Las Vegas High School Dropout Rate is Higher than Ever
I update my blog articles periodically to keep them fresh. This update is as of November 5, 2011.
The Las Vegas Sun newspaper reported on the Las Vegas high school dropout rate ee this on June 8, 2011:
Long-stated doubts about the accuracy of the Clark County figures have been a point of public frustration for the district’s new superintendent, Dwight Jones, who assumed the job in November and is in the process of adopting a revised methodology that would have placed the school district’s previously reported June 2009 high school graduation rate at 51 percent rather than the previously reported 68 percent.
For 2011, school officials for Las Vegas, Nevada are no downgrading their June 2009 graduation rate by 17 per cent. 51 per cent of Las Vegas students graduated that year, not the 68 per cent reported.
The old district superintendent for Las Vegas said he was obeying the law in reporting graduation rates as requested. The new administration for the Clark County school district can posture that they are upset about the bad graduation rate. Dwight Jones is the new Clark County District superintendent for 2011. But rest assured, the majority of Las Vegas’s school administration is still in place, and they were and are responsible for Las Vegas abysmal high school graduation rate.
Now let’s find a way for the dropouts of Las Vegas to get help in passing the GED in Las Vegas.
2000 Las Vegas Dropouts per Month search the Internet for Help
Approximately 2000 people a month search Google for the phrase “Las Vegas GED”. That’s why, after writing about the NYC GED, the Chicago GED, and the Los Angeles GED, I turned my attention to writing something about getting a GED in Las Vegas.
First Step, Visit the State of Nevada’s Official GED Site for Information
If you have any question about taking the GED test in the state of Nevada, visiting Nevada’s official website at Nevada’s Official GED Site is essential. So far, I have studied the New York and California state websites regarding GED information. The easiest website to date has been the New York State GED web page.
Each state seems to have its own website regarding the GED. And each GED page for a state has its strengths and weaknesses. I’m probably one of the few people who’s actually researched half a dozen state websites regarding the GED (and doesn’t work for a state program). Nevada’s Official GED Site needs some work for user friendliness and effectiveness.
Let’s begin with this unusual statement from Nevada’s Official GED Site.
While the State of Nevada recognizes the GED, and issues a high school equivalency certificate to those passing the tests, it is not a diploma in our state. (Nevada does offer a diploma program to its adults through the Adult High School Program.)
Nevada is devalueing the GED on its own website even though it goes on to say that many colleges/universities accept a GED certificate if someone doesn’t have a high school degree. Also, the website further states that “most employers accept the GED certificate as equivalent to a traditional high school diploma.” The GED is not a diploma per se, but Nevada’s phrasing seems a bit odd.
Worse yet, the Nevada website refers users to an Adult High School Program which doesn’t work as a link. They need to fix this important link. Try http://nde.doe.nv.gov/AE_Programs.htm the correct link to Nevada’s Adult High School Programs.
Still worse, the link Nevada GED Online is useless. The State of Nevada website refers you to a website that’s available for sale and offers absolutely no help for Nevada Online GED studies. Nevada needs to update their website for accuracy.
So what does work on the Official State of Nevada GED website?
I found a Nevada Adult Education web page that seemed useful. Just locate the Las Vegas centers for help. I found at least four adult education centers on that web page. Each listing has useful contact information as shown below.
Barker, Connie, Literacy Services Coordinator
Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
833 North Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Telephone: (702) 507-3534
Fax: (702) 507-3543
GED Test Centers in Nevada was also useful. I found 3 official GED test centers on that web page with Las Vegas addresses and phone numbers.
Finding GED testing centers and GED classes in Las Vegas, Nevada
I would offer three basic methods for finding GED help in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Use the State of Nevada website, find testing centers in Las Vegas, and call them for more information.
- Research Las Vegas GED using the Google search engine (then Yahoo, then Bing).
- Visit your local community college in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Use the State of Nevada website
I discussed this before. But here’s a quick summary of what I found that was useful on the Department of Education website for the State of Nevada.
- GED Test Centers: GED Test Centers in Nevada was also useful. I found 3 official GED test centers on that web page with Las Vegas addresses and phone numbers.
- GED Learning Centers: I found a Nevada Adult Education web page that seemed useful. Just locate the Las Vegas centers for help. I found at least four adult education centers on that web page. Each listing has useful contact information as shown below.
If you think you can pass the GED and you just need a GED testing center, use point #1. If you think you need GED help and practice, use point #2.
Research GED Las Vegas using Google
After searching for GED Las Vegas I found several GED search results to consider. I recommend the one shown below (today, their website wasn’t that helpful in my opinion, so phone them).
Clark County Public Schools, Adult Education
2701 E Saint Louis Ave, Las Vegas – (702) 799-8650
I did find another place worth investigating for Las Vegas GED and they are a school named Uceda. What is unclear about Uceda School is whether or not they operate for a profit or non-profit. But their website is Uceda School if you want to research their offerings.
Visit your local community college
If you’re not interested in doing much research, just contact a local community college in Las Vegas, Nevada. Just make sure the institution you contact is a public, not a private college.
Why does a guy from Chicago, IL care about Las Vegas, Nevada high school dropouts?
Even though I’ve never been to Las Vegas, Nevada, I have an interest in high school dropouts, why they dropped out, and helping them pass their GED.
Maybe it’s because I’m a training consultant and have trained 10,000 people in Chicago, IL how to use computers. I love training and I see a tremendous need among high school dropouts.
For now, this entire website has been a lot of work for very little monetary return. That’s OK. But one day I hope to teach people on the Internet so they can visit a GED testing center and pass the test. If you’re interested in getting help in passing your GED test, give me your email on this web page.
In the meantime, best wishes in studying for the GED and then passing the GED in Las Vegas, Nevada.