Dates announced for retests of ‘old GEE’
LAFAYETTE — Any students who became a 10th-grader between 1988 and 1999 and did not pass all five parts of the “old GEE” test are eligible to take the test at the Lafayette Parish School Board office from Oct. 21 through Oct. 25.
Those who were 10th-graders in the 1999-2000 school year were the last students required to pass all five parts of the old Graduation Exit Examination to earn a high school diploma.
Retest students are only required to take parts of the test that they did not pass previously.
Students, parents and guardians may contact Susan Kahn, district test coordinator, at (337) 521-7029) by Oct. 18 to register to take the test.
Common Core forum slated for Wednesday
LAFAYETTE — The Geaux Free TPL — the Tea Party of Lafayette — will hold a public forum on the new Common Core State Standards implemented in Louisiana public schools at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the South Regional Public Library, 6101 Johnston St.
Featured speakers are Kathryn Gopplet, who will offer a presentation in opposition to the new standards, and Holly Boffy, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education District 7 representative, who will offer a presentation in support of Common Core.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.
Deadline nears for GED program applications
LAFAYETTE — Friday is the deadline to apply for a spot in the GED and career readiness program, Keeping Youth Trained and Educated at South Louisiana Community College.
Applicants must be an out-of-school youth between the ages of 16-21. Participants get help to earn a GED, career readiness training and enrollment into a post-secondary institution/vocational training program.
The program begins Oct. 14 and ends March 28. The program is from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and is tuition-free for all eligible applicants. It is located at SLCC’s Ardoin Building, 1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette.
To obtain and/or submit an application, contact Chanda Moffett at the Lafayette Business and Career Solution Center, lo 706 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette, or call her at (337) 262-5514.
Those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because only 25 available slots are available and acceptance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Nursing aide program taking applications
LAFAYETTE — Lafayette General Medical Center’s School of Health Sciences will accept applications for its certified nursing aide training program through Oct. 31 for classes that start in early 2014.
January is the tentative starting date for the classes that will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and from 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays for three weeks.
The program requires 80 completed hours divided between class time and clinical hours.
Entrance requirements include providing a certified copy of birth certificate; immunization records; a physical exam certification from a licensed physician indicating the absence of communicable diseases and the physical ability to perform necessary activities required of the student nursing aide. Program participants also must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Applicants will be charged a $20 processing free and tuition is $500.
For more information, call the School of Health Sciences at (337) 289-8665 or visit LafayetteGeneral.com/careers.
Compiled by Acadiana bureau from news releases