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GED prep among new adult classes to be offered at Tahoe-Truckee

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — As part of its strategic plan, Pathways 2020, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District is launching three initiatives to provide adult education and actively engage families and the community as valued partners in the education process.

"I am proud of the outstanding initiatives Dr. Asrani, Deputy Chief Learning Officer of Educational Services, and her team have developed," TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri said. "Not only do they support our scholars and their parents, but they also build on our strong community partnerships."

The first program, Parent Institute for Quality Education, is a nine-week program conducted by UC Merced and will be available to parents of TTUSD students in grades 5-9, beginning in March.

The curriculum contains topics such as academic achievement of adolescents; connecting academic success and positive self-esteem in preteens and teenagers; overcoming obstacles to academic success; understanding the importance of middle school as a bridge to high school, and preparing to meet the university admission requirements.

The nine-week classes will be held at Alder Creek Middle School and Kings Beach Elementary School from March 22 to May 24 in both English and Spanish. For more information and to reserve a spot in the program, contact Barbara Kane at 530-582-2513 or bkane@ttsud.org.

Second is a GED preparation class. For a fee of $20, a student can participate in an eight-week study session offered at Kings Beach Elementary and at Sierra High School twice a week in the evenings.

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Classes start the week of Feb. 22. The school district is establishing a GED test center at Sierra High School in Truckee, and the first GED test will be scheduled for May 2016.

Adults in our community, 18 and older, will now be able to participate in a GED test preparation program and take the GED test without leaving Tahoe Truckee.

A Spanish GED prep class will start in April for our Spanish speaking adults. For more information and to sign up for classes, contact Ms. Heather Urrea Sullivan at 530-906-9556 or heather.urreasullivan@gmail.com.

Lastly, in partnership with Sierra College, TTUSD will offer career readiness guidance activities that will support adults to enroll in certification programs offered at Sierra College.

Activities will include a series of workshops that will address skills such as resumé writing, preparing for interviews and finding the right job. The district will also partner with local recruiters to bring workshops and events that can support those who are new to the areas or looking to make a career change.

For more information, contact Ms. Heather Urrea Sullivan at 530-906-9556 or heather.urreasullivan@gmail.com.

This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit. ttusd.org to learn more.