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Garrett College

Listing Last Update: September 7, 2018


687 Mosser Road
Building 200
McHenry, MD 21541

Primary Contact

Carol Mowbray Brooks

(301) 387-3770 Ext:none

Educational services

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

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

Garrett College has provided adult education for over 25 years. We offer both day and evening classes at multiple locations throughout Garrett County. Students must attend an Orientation and Assessment session prior to enrolling. Instruction is individualized to support learners testing at the elementary, middle, and secondary school level. TABE and GED Ready assessments are used to customize instruction for each students. Content specific instruction is used for students needing to only pass one or two exams. Our classes are small with usually only 6 to 9 students. We also offer an ESL program. Our instructors are experienced and understand the challenges adult learner face with they return to school. An interactive and support environment is our goal along with setting clear expectations for our students.

Mission Statement

Mission: Garrett College provides accessible, quality education in a supportive environment to a diverse student population. We offer associates degrees, certificate programs, GED Preparation Training as well as continuing education to meet the transfer, career, workforce development, and lifelong learning needs of our students and community. We are committed to the ongoing development of engaging, innovative, and sustainable curricula, programs, and initiatives that are responsive to the changing world.

Hours of operation: 8:30am to 9:00 pm

Cost info: Garrett College provides tuition free adult education/GED preparation courses funded by the State of Maryland DLLR and the college. All instructional materials are provided free of charge including web based CBT through GED Academy. This allows students to excelerate their learning by attending classes and completing independent work. We also use the GED Ready tests to help determine if a student is ready to take any of the four GED exams.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

The new WIOA legislation will require a change in the current performance metrics. At this time, our program is assessed on improvement in an Educational Function Level (EFL) using either CASAS or TABE. In addition to this WIOA will also measure the percentage of students earning a high school diploma and the percentage of students continuing in post secondary training. Our program has consistently achieved the improvement in EFL level. The percentage of students of students passing all 4 GED exams has consistently increased in the new test was offered in January 2014. 70% of our students are between the age of 16 and 24; however, we also have students in their 60's. Garrett County is located in the most western area of Maryland the the overall population is 99% caucasian. As a result of this demographic, 98% of our students are caucasian. The number of male students are usually slightly greater than female students. We do have a growing hipanic population requiring ESL services.

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