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EDUCATION NOTES

GED prep classes offered at RJH lab

The 2011-12 GED prep classes began Monday, Sept. 12 at the Rockdale Junior High School c omputer lab, ac c ord i ng to instructor Shirley Jensen.

New enrollment and orientation is scheduled for the first Monday and Tuesday of each month. Jensen is available 6:15- 8:15 p. m. ever y Monday and Tuesday to assist all GED students. She will also be available at the Rockdale Workforce Center on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Interested candidates may attend any or all of the classes as this program is self paced.

TAKS exit level exams for out-of-schoolers

Rockdale High School w ill offer the TAKS Exit Level Exams in October for Out- of- School (OOS) examinees, district testing coordinator Lynnette L. Guerra announced. Tests dates are Oct. 17 (Social Studies), Oct. 18 (ELA), Oct. 19 (Math) and Oct. 20 (Science).

Individuals who are no longer enrolled in school and who have not previously met minimum expectations on all sections of the TAKS test, but who have met all other graduation requirements, may register to retake the necessary sections(s). All out-of-school TAKS examinees must complete an online registration process.

Out-of-school examinees may register online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/TAKSoos. Registration needs to be completed by Sept. 16.

All out-of-school TAKS examinees should notify the high school counselors at 512-430- 6140 of their intent to test.

On the day(s) of testing, examinees should arrive at 8 a.m., reporting to the high school office. Examinees must present picture identification, such as a driver’s license, school ID, DPS ID, etc. to test. Examinees will not be able to take the test(s) without a picture ID.

Out- of-school students with additional questions may contact Guerra at 512-430-6145 for more information.

Gold Cards available to senior citizens

Rockdale ISD Gold Cards are available to senior citizens 60 years of age and older who are residents of Rockdale ISD, according to Supt. Dr. Howell Wright.

Gold Cards are complimentary general admission passes for Rockdale ISD activ ities. They may be obtained from the superintendent’s office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the year.

Current Gold Cards do not have an expiration date; therefore, if you already have one, there is no need to request a new one, Wright said.


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