Learner Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve been out of school a long time. What are the classes like?

Many of our learners have been of school for a long time. Our classes are very relaxed and friendly. You work at your own pace. Your instructor and classmates will be very supportive. If you have trouble learning something one way, we’ll try to find another way for you to learn.

I don’t like crowds. Are there many people in the class?

Classes are small, with less than 10 people.

What ages are in the class?

You have to be 18 years or older to attend. We have learners age 18 all the way up to seniors in our classes. All are adults.

How much do the classes cost?

All classes are free.

Do I have to buy any books or supplies?

All books are supplied free of charge. You just need to bring a binder, some loose leaf paper and pens and pencils.

Do you do GED?

We can help you prepare to write the GED test.

How do I sign up for a class?

Give us a call at 902-564-8404, or we’ll call you if you’ve passed your name and number to someone referring you. We’ll take some basic information over the phone, and then set up an informal assessment time that works for you and us.

What’s involved with the assessment?

An instructor will chat with you and give you some basic reading, writing and math exercises. There’s no pressure, and it’s very relaxed. It’s done one-on-one, and takes about 1 hour. It’s not a test.

Why do the assessment?

The assessment is for us to get to know you a little and figure out what your skills are. It gives the instructor an idea of where to start you off in the class. We will tell you if our programs would be right for you.

When can I start classes?

As long as there is space available in the class, you can start as soon as possible. Most people start a day or two after their assessment. Classes run from September to the end of May.

Can I attend part-time?

Some of our learners do attend part-time. You can discuss this with the instructor during your assessment. We will try to work around your schedule.

Do you offer childcare?

Unfortunately, we do not offer childcare. Learners are not allowed to bring their children to class, since it would disrupt the other learners.