HCC sets sessions on Pre-GED classes

EDUCATION NOTES

December 30, 2007

Harford Community College will offer Pre-GED Advising Sessions for adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing, or math skills.

Free Adult Basic Education review classes or one-on-one literacy tutoring programs for beginning readers are available.

Advising sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aberdeen Community Center; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edgewood, Havre de Grace and North Harford high schools; 6:30 p.m. Thursday at HCC and Wilson Community Center in Darlington; and at 10 a.m. Friday at Edgewood Public Library.

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

Information: 410-836-4115.

Advice offered on ESL classes

Harford Community College will offer English as a Second Language (ESL) Advising.

ESL is for foreign-born adults 16 or older who want to improve their English communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Advising sessions will be held at 10 a.m. at Aberdeen Community Center and 6:30 p.m. at Bel Air Middle School and Edgewood High School, all Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday at HCC; and 10 a.m. Friday at Edgewood Public Library

Free beginning and intermediate classes begin every six weeks. Attendance at an advising session is required for entry into classes.

Information: 410-836-4115.

Education board work session set

The Harford County Board of Education will hold its first board budget work session at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roberty Administration Building, 102 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air.

The meeting will be open to the public to make comments on the budget.

Other budget work sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, 9 a.m. on Jan. 12, and 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Information: 410-588-5203.

Cecil institute seeks applicants

The Cecil Leadership Institute is accepting applications for its 2008 class through Friday.

During the institute, which begins Jan. 30 and meets weekly, participants learn about leadership, county and municipal government, county public schools, economic development, public safety, the county library, Cecil College, and the county's history, demographics and comprehensive plan.

Other topics related to the county or leadership are also covered. The program culminates in a banquet May 3.

The institute is designed to promote the development of existing and emerging leaders and to create a committed, involved and diverse network of leaders in Cecil County.

Sessions are tailored to benefit people from private businesses, non-profit organizations, volunteers and those who work in the public sector, especially anyone who wants to become a community leader.

The cost is $595, payable upon acceptance. Seats are limited.

Candidates may be nominated by businesses, agencies, community organizations and individuals, or they may nominate themselves.

Information: 410-392-3366, ext. 612.

Harford SAT prep to start Jan. 12

Harford Community College will offer "SAT Prep: Writing /Reading" from 9:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 12 to Feb. 23 in Edgewood Hall, Room 166.

Students will review writing and reading skills and test-taking strategies needed to excel on the SAT I test.

"SAT Prep: Math" will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28 at Harford Technical High School.

Students will review math skills and test-taking strategies to succeed on the SAT I test. This test is recommended for students who are currently taking or have taken geometry.

Information: 410-836-4376.

Harford Friends admission tests

Harford Friends School will hold admissions testing for grades 1 and 6-8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from noon to 2 p.m. for grades 2-5 on Jan. 19.

Appointments are required for testing.

The school is in the Highlands Common Building, 708 Highland Road, Street.

Information: 410-452-5507.

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