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Achievement Academy of Durham

Listing Last Update: July 31, 2017

Location

2614 Crest Street
2614 Crest Street
Durham, NC 27705
achievedurham.org

Primary Contact

Nancy Cox

(919) 956-8918

ncox@achievedurham.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

We are a free GED prep program serving students 16 through adult. We also offer support connecting to the workforce and to post secondary programming. We have a 10 year track record of success as a non profit in our community. With one on one tutoring in literacy and a 1:8 student to teacher ratio, you will receive individualized instruction. We have rolling admission and serve students year round. Our on-site case manager assists you in navigating life issues outside of school. Recognizing the GED is just a first step to realizing life goals, we offer job readiness training, and career explorations which include paid research, unpaid and paid internships and access to partner companies for part time work with hours that prioritize your education. Our college access coordinator helps you navigate identifying best-fit programs, applications and financial aide. Our intergenerational learning environment is relaxed, friendly and supportive.

Mission Statement

The Mission of AAD is to teach and support life-long learners intent on earning their GED. Our students gain critical reading skills and complete college preparatory and job readiness training so that they can succeed in a post secondary program and attain sustainable employment.

Hours of operation: 9am-5pm Monday through Friday year round

Cost info: There are no costs. Vouchers are available to take the 4 GED tests. Vouchers are also available to support transportation needs. We also can provide financial support for life challenges that prevent you from pursuing and continuing your education.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"Earning my GED means I have just opened the door to my success."

"After completing my summer internship, I am more committed than ever to getting my GED - Toniqua, 2017."

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

A minority majority school whose student population struggles with financial stability, and the barriers typically associated with poverty.

Program Status:
Active