GED advising sessions planned

EDUCATION NOTES

September 02, 2007

Harford Community College will offer GED Advising Sessions this week.

Adults can improve their basic reading, writing or math skills by enrolling in a free Adult Basic Education review class or one-on-one literacy tutoring program for beginning readers.

Advising sessions will be held:

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Edgewood High School, Harford Community College Edgewood Hall Room 165, Havre de Grace High School and North Harford High School;

At 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Edgewood Public Library;

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aberdeen Community Center Room 307 and HCC Edgewood Hall Room 163.

Attendance at an advising session is required for entry into September classes.

Information: 410-836-4115.

College to offer advice on ESL

Harford Community College will offer English as a Second Language advising.

ESL is for people born abroad who are age 16 or older and would like to improve English communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Advising sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Edgewood High School and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bel Air Middle School.

Attendance at an September advising session is required for entry into the September classes.

Information: 410-836-4115.

College offers information session

Cecil College will hold a free college information and career advising session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Advisers from the college's credit and noncredit programs will talk to prospective students about training programs, workplace readiness classes, lifelong learning resources and financial aid.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 641.

Magnet programs to be discussed

The county public schools will hold presentations on magnet programs to disseminate information to Harford County eighth-graders and their parents about educational opportunities for high school.

The meetings will inform parents and students about the magnet programs at three schools, which will be available to students beginning this fall.

The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School, the Global Studies/International Baccalaureate Programme at Edgewood High School and the 19 career programs at Harford Technical High School in Bel Air will be showcased in a video being produced by Harford Cable Network.

The magnet program is a high school program with a specialized curriculum offered at a specific site and available to eighth-grade students by application.

Meetings will be held Sept. 10 at Havre de Grace High School; Sept. 11 at Joppatowne High School; Sept. 17 at Aberdeen High School; Sept. 19 at C. Milton Wright High School; Oct. 10 at Bel Air High School; Oct. 15 at Fallston High School; Oct. 16 at North Harford Middle School; Oct. 25 at Patterson Mill Middle/High School; and Nov. 1 at Edgewood High School.

Presentations will be made from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of each school.

Evening open house dates for magnet programs will be held Nov. 7 at Harford Technical High School; Nov. 13 at Edgewood High School for Global Studies/International Baccalaureate Programme; and Nov. 20 and 28 at Aberdeen High School for Science and Mathematics Academy. Check www.hcps.org for times.

For more information, parents can call their children's middle school or visit www.hcps.org and the link to magnet programs.

College trustees to meet Sept. 11

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Chesapeake Center Board Room.

Anyone wishing to speak must complete a request form and return it to Marketing and public relations before the meeting.

Information: 410-836-4408.

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