GED, English Acquisition open house set

Staff Report

LOWGAP — Surry Community College will host an open house at the Lowgap Community Center, 9070 West Pine St., on Aug. 16 for those interested in SCC’s high school equivalency and English language acquisitions classes.

The college offers two assessment options for earning a high school equivalency diploma; applicants can take the general educational development test or the high school equivalency test. Successful passage of either test results in a high school equivalency diploma issued by the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges.

SCC’s free preparation classes give students an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to pass either test.

Surry’s English language acquisitions program provides a means for speakers of other languages to attend classes to learn English communication skills as well as American customs and history.

The open house event will give prospective students a chance to learn more about the opportunities SCC has to offer and will allow them to meet and interact with program organizers and instructors.

The event will take place in two sessions: between 9 a.m. and noon or in the evening from 6-9 p.m. on Aug, 16.

For questions and additional information, please contact Forrest Lineberry, director of college and career readiness, at (336) 386-3244 or

Staff Report

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