Class Registration Info
Registration Paperwork and Informational Session
Adult Ed Office, 701 Berkley Street, Plymouth, IN 46563
January 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. (2 hour sessions)
Adult Education Staff
Deb Sherwood–Adult Education Director/SOSS Supervisor
Delia Gadziola–ELL Instructor @ PHS (PT)
Laura Kruyer–ELL Citizenship Instructor @ PHS (PT)
Gina Wisler–HSE (GED) Instructor (PT)
Patricia Darling-Eddy–HSE (GED) Instructor (PT)
Plymouth Adult Education
is an official test site for the
High School Equivalency (HSE) test
Note: HSE replaced the GED test
Test Dates from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., arrive by 3:30 p.m.
January 22 and 24, 2018
February 12 and 14, 2018
March 12 and 14, 2018
April 16 and 18, 2018
May 14 and 16, 2018
June 12 and June 13, 2018-This session only is during the day from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Arrive both days at 8:30 a.m.
June 25 and 27, 2018
Preregistration is required.
Test Fee: $90.00 or scholarship $52.00
2 ID's required:
- State Issued Photo ID
- Birth Certificate, Social Security, etc.
To take the test you must have completed the following:
- Passed Readiness Assessment
- TABE Level Gain and Teacher Referral
Requirements for Under Age of 18:
- Submit Exit Interview Form
- Passed Readiness Assessment
- Attend Classes
Adult Education can have test fees reimbursed through the United Way Test Scholarship. Call for more details.
Call Deb Sherwood to preregister at (574) 936-7268 or (574) 780-6334.
Adult Education Office - IMESSC Building
Classes in Plymouth
All of our classes are free and will help you build your learning skills and ultimately help to prepare you to take your High School Equivalency exam and beyond. We have day and evening classes to help fit around everyone's schedules and based on their current education levels. Our current class schedule is as follows:
Adult Ed Classes
Tuesday and Thursday days – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. @ Plymouth Public Library, 201 N. Center St., Plymouth, Indiana
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings – 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. @ IMESSC, 701 Berkley Street, Plymouth, Indiana
ELL Citizenship Class – Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Plymouth High School
ESL: English as Second Language (Dominate the Language, English Skills)
Monday and Tuesday Evenings 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Plymouth High School, #1 Big Red Drive, Plymouth, Indiana
Room 118 Enter Door 5
Classes in Bremen
Adult Ed Classes & ELL
Tuesday evenings 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at St Isidores Hall.
Classes in Bourbon
Adult Ed Classes
Information To Be Announced.
We will be starting a new program year with more options to advance to your Indiana High School Equivalency Credential! We will be having a Distance Learning Class, online resources and more! We are bringing classes to you.
Argos Public Library Instructor Led Computer-Based Classes
Call the Adult Ed office to get more information and to ask any questions you may have.
We are currently meeting at the Argos Library at 142 N. Michigan Street in Argos.
Classes are Thursdays 5:00 p.m.-8 p.m.
On My Way Pre-K
On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.
To learn more about this program, go to the following link: www.onmywayprek.org
Twenty-eight graduates from Plymouth’s Adult Education program (article from The Pilot News)
PLYMOUTH — At 6 p.m. June 13, the Plymouth High School Auditorium was solemnly filled by friends and family of 2013 GED Graduates. The ceremony began with an adorable performance by the Boys &Girls Club Choir. Instructor Mary Yates introduced student testimonies proceeded the performance. Yates described Siria Kresser as a joy who’s smile and attitude was always welcomed in the classroom. Siria Kresser gave gratitude to her family and supporters as well as her instructors in a bilingual English and Spanish testimonial. “Education doesn’t have a nationality,” said Kresser wife, mother, and small business owner. Kresser sees herself as living proof of never being too late in accomplishing a goal. She went on to emphasize the importance of education to her peers and to those present. “Take advantage of every challenge and opportunity,” asserted Kresser, “Failure is not an option.” The graduate aspires to continue her education as an interpreter. Kresser’s bilingual skills shined throughout her speech making smooth transitions throughout between the languages. Yates went on to introduce the second student and described her as a courageous woman. Coyly, Barbara Gingerich made her way to the podium. With hands clenched on her notebook, Gingerich began her emotional testimonial. She grew up Amish, with 6 brothers and 5 sisters. The graduate went to a small school and began being homeschooled in 5 and 6th grade, making it easier for her and her mother to attend to Gingerich’s grandmother who needed the care. When Gingerich reached the 8th grade, most Amish children are given the option to continue their education. Gingerich was not given that option. Gingerich fought back tears as she said, “I would have liked to have continued, not because I was any good at school, but because I would have liked the chance.” The graduate was married with children by 20, now at her mature age, she found it difficult to manage her schedule around her children’s schedule and fit in her studying. Although Gingerich had difficulties, her efforts were rewarded with her completion. “If you have a goal, there is nothing that can stop you but you,” affirmed Gingerich. Gingerich admitted to sitting in the back of the class, getting laughs from the audience as she expressed her initial concerns and fears about attending the classes at her mature age. She admitted to having reached a point where she felt hollow, a shell of a person. Her eyes welled up as she commented on her lack of self-esteem. Gingerich was hesitant to attended but finally made the choice and made her way to the back of the classroom. “I remember how nervous I was and how I though Deb (Director, Plymouth Adult Basic Education) had no idea what she was in for with me,” Gingerich said getting laughs from the audience, “I sat in the back until I realized I wasn’t the only old one.” Gingerich concluded with her deep appreciation for the instructors and volunteers who made her educational journey possible as she said, “They truly brought back my confidence.” Audience members applauded Gingerich’s raw testimonial some wiping away tears, several giving her a standing ovation. Mayor Mark Senter imparted some encouragement to the grads as he dramatically repositioned the podium wanting to specifically appeal to the 2013 graduates. “You can do anything you want,” said Senter, “Let me repeat that again, you can so anything you want.” The mayor wanted the students to recognize the job market is not what it use to be and it has been difficult but the grads have all greatly increased their chances in the job market by obtaining their GED. Senter ended his speech with a quote by George Will, “The future has a way of arriving unannounced,” once again repeating for emphasis. Three CNA Certificate recipients were announced, Amanda Branton, Rachel Dreibelbis, and Heather Reese. Yates, announced the presentation of the diplomas as the students made their way, eagerly receiving their GED’s. The 28 grads accordingly adjust their tassels settling back into their seats as instructor William McIntyre made his way to the podium for some final words. McIntyre lit up the auditorium as he commented on why speeches are provided to the graduates. “We do this because we believe as educators, we can’t send you out there before first sedating you,” joked the instructor. He looked out into the audience and thanked family, friends and others that have supported the graduates education. McIntyre assured it was because of them the graduates were on the stage and without their support would not find themselves there. “We travel through life in the company of others,” said McIntyre. The instructor threw around some jokes, while encouraging the students to continue their studying. Imparting a grandiose amount of wisdom with comedic relief. He reminds the grads to appreciate their education as he said, “What is given can NEVER be taken.” The ceremony concluded with a benediction before family and grads made their way to the cafeteria for refreshments. Supporters of the Adult Basic Education are the Italian Coffee Bar, Culligan Water, CVS, Felke Florist, Ferrell Gas, Francis Ellert: Coca Cola Bottling Company, Granny’s, Papa Johns, Mancino’s, Penguin Point, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, and Prices Dry Cleaning. Partners of the program include
Plymouth Community School Corporation, Plymouth ABE/GED Staff, United Way of Marshall County, Ancilla College, and the Work One Center.
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Adult Education Office: Plymouth Community Schools Service Center
701 Berkley Street
Plymouth, IN 46563
cell (574) 780-6334
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