History of the GED:
- Language Arts, Writing
- Language Arts, Reading
- Social Studies
History of the GED:
New Mexico has completely revamped their homeschool laws. This will cause some grief for parents who are already homeschooling and it may deter some parents from looking at homeschool as an option because of all the requirements placed on them. Either way, this is a great reminder that parents who homeschool need to be constantly looking at their state’s requirements for homeschooling as they are subject to change at any time and it is best to be well informed and prepared to have what is needed to please the state. This just makes your homeschool experience a much smoother one.
The New Mexico Public Education Department has actually come up with a whole manual of instruction for homeschool parents. Here is a list of some of the changes you can look forward to if you live in New Mexico and homeschool!
Many states do not require proof of immunizations, attendance records, or proof that the instructor has any kind of diploma or G.E.D. These new regulations may help some parents be more accountable and it will definitely help the state keep better track of the students of all ages in the New Mexico education system.
Many adults who either drop out of high school, just get their GED, or have been out of high school for a number of years think it is too late to go to college. IT’S NOT! Many adults are returning to college for a number of reasons. Some have lost their long time jobs, some to better their position in their company, and others to expand their minds and to be able to say they finally did it. Just because you are an adult don’t think that you do not qualify or are not able to get any assistance in funding your education. Criteria is a little different than most kids right out of high school but it is not impossible.
Many high school students also think that unless they have a 4.0 GPA their entire school years they are not eligible for college scholarships either. 4.0 GPA will help obtain certain scholarships but it is not the only way. There are scholarships for leadership skills, your choice of college major, extracurricular activities (cheer, sports, debate, technical etc…), your cultural or ethnic background, you or your parents income level, your SAT or ACT scores, and much much more. Don’t give up on continuing your education just because you are not a straight A student.
Check out our most recent article on finding scholarships to learn more.
Education has always been an important part of American society. With the current economic crisis and many people losing their jobs people are realizing how important it is to have an education. General education development classes and testing for the general education diploma have experience a huge spike and are in high demand.
We recently posted an article on GED vs. High School Diploma on educationbug.org. The article reviews the requirements for both the GED and high school diploma, and discusses some new changes coming for the GED.
A high school diploma is typically preferred by most colleges and employers but many accept GED’s as the equivalent. It is recommended, if you are able to get your high school diploma that you do so. But, if you never got your high school diploma do not think it is too late. It is never too late to go back and get your General Education Diploma.