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EDUCATION NOTES

November 25, 2001

School board to meet Wednesday to discuss promotion, retention

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a meeting for business matters at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices in Westminster.

A work session on the promotion and retention policy will be held at 2 p.m.

The public is welcome.

Offices are at 125 N. Court St. Information: 410-751-3020.

Carroll schools offer GED tests monthly

The Carroll County public schools offer General Educational Development tests and practice sessions for those 16 and older who wish to earn their high school diploma.

The GED test consists of five sections: math, science, social studies, literature and the arts, and writing skills. To earn a certificate, students must achieve a passing score on the test.

To be eligible to take the test, individuals must be 16 or older, have been a state resident for at least 90 days, have been withdrawn from school for at least 90 days. There is a fee for the test.

The next practice tests will be given from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Carroll Adult Learning Connection. The next test will be given from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Westminster High School. Tests are given monthly.

It is recommended that individuals take the practice test before taking the actual exam.

Information: 410-751-3680.

College plans workshops for prospective students

Carroll Community College is offering a series of workshops for individuals considering going to college or making a career change. They will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 5.

Topics to be covered include financial aid, distance education (taking classes by computer or television) and steps to take to change careers.

College staff will present these workshops: "The Case for Financial Aid," "Distance Education - Whodunit and How?" and "Career Investigation."

Participants may enter a raffle to win a new computer. The winner will be announced Dec. 5.

To register for a workshop: 410-386-8435.

Registration under way at community college

Carroll Community College is holding registration for the winter term.

Registration will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Dec. 20. Classes begin Jan. 8.

Courses are available in biology, child development, computer information systems, history, management, music, office technology, psychology and sociology.

All tuition and fees for winter term must be paid at the time of registration.

Information: 410-386-8000.

Public schools students sought for advisory panel

The Carroll County public school system is seeking volunteers to serve on a Student Enrollment Advisory Committee.

The committee's function is to work with the superintendent to review enrollment projections and to recommend the best enrollment projection model for the school system to use in the future.

Community members interested in serving on the committee should contact the Public Information Office at 410-751-3020.

Calendar

Carroll County Autism Society, a support group for parents of children with autism, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Road, Shipley. Child care is available. Information: Jacy Haas, 410- 775-2620.

Carroll County public schools is actively involved in the School to Careers initiatives to help students make sound decisions regarding their futures. A meeting on Career Connections will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Francis Scott Key High School, 3825 Bark Hill Road, Uniontown. Information: 410-751- 3131.

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