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West Hartford Public Schools

General Education Development (GED)

This program prepares students to pass the four-part computer-based exam to earn a State of Connecticut diploma. Students receive necessary instruction in each of four subject areas- science, social studies, math and language arts - plus basic computer skills to take the exam. Instructors will also review the official website, ged.com where students can access related exam information and exam registration procedures. Students can begin the GED registration process online at ged.com and complete the process in person at the West Hartford Continuing Education Office at 50 South Main Street, Room 130.

To register for the GED exam, or enroll in GED classes students must be 17 years old and officially withdrawn from school for 6 months or their 9th grade class must have graduated.

The GED exam is given monthly at locations throughout the state.  Students can register to take the GED exam through West Hartford Continuing Education.

Note: Starting January 2, 2014, there will be a new GED test. The current version of the GED is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire also if you don't finish and pass the test by then. To finish call or email Paul Bordonaro at 860 561-6900 or paul_bordonaro@whps.org

About the GED

  • The GED test has 4 sections:
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Science
    • Mathematics
  • The test is offered on two Saturdays or three evenings.
  • Individuals with a documented disability who require an accommodation in order to participate in any class, programs or activity, or when taking the GED Exam please contact our Program Facilitator, Paul Bordonaro for further assistance at (860) 561-6900 or paul_bordonaro@whps.org, or the State Department of Education at 860 807-2111 or email ged@ct.gov
Daytime Preparation Classes
Instructor: Connie Rivera
Location: West Hartford Public Schools
11 Wampanoag Dr. WH, Room 303
Room 303
Time: Tuesday & Thursday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Registration: Tues. & Thur., January 21 and 23
Room 303, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
(allow one hour for registration)
Start Date: Tuesday, January 28
14 weeks
After Jan 28, new students may register every Tuesday at 10:30 am in class, space permitting.
Evening Preparation Classes 
Instructor: Connie Rivera
Location: Webster Hill School
125 Webster Hill Boulevard, WH
Room 24
Time: Monday & Wednesday
6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Registration: Wednesday, January 22
6:30 - 8:30 pm, Room 23
Start Date: Monday, January 27
14 weeks
After January 27, new students may register every Monday or Wednesday at 6:30 pm in class.
Instructor: Pamela Pernal
Location: Charter Oak School
425 Oakwood Ave., WH
Room 14
Time: Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Registration: Tues and Thurs, January 21 and 23            
Cafeteria, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Start Date: Tuesday, January 28
14 weeks
After Jan. 28, new students may register every Tuesday or Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 14.
Free child care available for children ages 4 - 10.
Instructor: Flora Pretashi and Susan Bondra
Location: St. John's Episcopal Church (Open to non-residents)
679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford
Community Room
Time: Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Registration: Tues or Thurs, January 21 and 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Community Room
Start Date: Tuesday, January 28
15 weeks
After January 28, new students may register every Tuesday or Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. in class.
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