Centro Hispano Marista welcomes all young Latino adults to join in the opportunities of seeking academic growth and Catholic spiritual formation. Our mission is to reach out, in the name of Jesus and in the spirit of Mary, His mother, to those who are forgotten or neglected by society.

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GED classes in Spanish and English

The center is currently teaching both Spanish and English GED classes to any adult, who has primary education and seeks to foster their academic training. 


Registrations for academic year 2014-2015, come in to the Marist High School cafeteria on Wednesday January 7th 2015 at 6:30 pm. Read more...


The GED classes are held at Marist High School (3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA).

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Phone: (770) 742-9090

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Would you help to fulfill the dreams of young families? Centro Hispano Marista is dedicated to helping Dreamers, Hispanic immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. GED Classes are held weekly Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9pm from September through May at the Marist High School campus to help individuals receive a high school diploma and enable work visas read more

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Things you should know about the GED program

What is GED?
GED stands for General Educational Development and it is actually the process of earning the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States and it will allow you to register for college.
Is the GED program recomended for me?
The GED program is recommended for young adults over 18 years that drop out of High School prior to completion and have some knowledge of the material to be covered. The GED program also could help adults that even though they received some primary education, can read and write and learned basic Math in their native language, and have never graduated from High School. The opportunity to participate in the GED program is given if the student demonstrates that they are able to understand the subjects and the ability to keep up and make progress in class.
There is any difference between the GED in Spanish and English?
The GED program and tests are offered in English, Spanish, and they are all equally valid. The actual GED diploma is published in English and there is no reference made to the language you used in your GED studies and tests.
How can I register to the GED program?
We recommend that you use our website (centrohispanomarista.org) to receive registration form and information by following the student’s registration instructions. Regardless of whether you register on our website, you are required to attend the official registration date. Please consult our website to find the next registration date or call 770-936-2275 for additional information.
When are the GED clases?
Please see our official Class Calendar on our website (centrohispanomarista.org). All classes are given on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM starting September to the end of May.
What is the cost for the GED classes?
The GED program tuition is $25 per term or $50 per year. Books cost from $25 to $40 per subject. The official GED Testing Centers of Georgia charge $40 per GED subject exam and there are 4 GED subject exams.
Where are the classes located?
All our classes are conducted at the Marist High School Campus located on 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road.
How long it will take me to be ready for taking the GED tests?

The time needed to complete the GED varies for everyone. However, most people can complete the GED program in one to three years. But it will depend on how much time you spend studying the four subjects and your ability to understand and apply the material covered in class. The more time you have to study, the faster it will go.

What score do I need to pass de GED?

Scores from the 2014 GED® test are transformed to a common scaled score metric, to make the scores easier to use and interpret across the content areas.  The 2014 scale runs from 100 to 200, with 150 scaled score points as the Passing Standard for high school equivalency and 170 scaled score points as the GED® Score with Honors, reflective of readiness for career and college.

I think I am ready to take the GED exams, how do I register to take the GED exams?

If you are ready for taking the GED test, you need to register through the official GED TEST REGISTRATION.

When and how can I take the exam? Are we just free to enroll to take the examination, or do we have to follow a specific procedure at the Centro Hispano Marista to take the exam?

You will need to open your MyGED Ready account at the website http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/myged and schedule to take the official GED exam at one of the state testing centers (typically junior colleges) are testing sites.  The MyGED site will give the available time and location for your preference.  Marist School is not an official testing site for GED. Please see the attached PDF on how to open your MyGED account and use GED tutorials.

For those students that have obtained a passing “GED Ready” score, can they just go and enroll to take the GED?

Any student who feels that they understand the material, should go ahead and take the GED Ready test.  It is not necessary to take it at the Centro, all that is needed is computer access to the test and your MyGED account.  The results of the test will be available upon completion of the GED Ready Test.  It indicates if the student is ready to sign up for the actual test or signals out the areas of concentration that may still be needed to pass GED.  The GED Ready test and instructions are available in English and Spanish, along with the study recommendations once the GED Ready test is completed. Upon getting a passing score on GED READY, we recommend you sign up for to take the GED exam.

How many times can I take the GED? 

Students may take the same GED subject test over again 3 times in any one year.  The GED Ready may be taken as many times as the student feels necessary at a cost of $6 per GED Ready test. Although there are only two versions of the GED READY test per subject, so if a student takes it more than 2 times, they will be repeating a test.

Can you study on your own and take the GED READY tests?

Student may take the GED Ready test whenever they feel qualified in the particular subject.  For example, a student might feel qualified to take the GED Ready Math test and not be enrolled in Math.  They may take the GED Ready to see what areas they should study to prepare for the official GED test.  They pass the GED READY, they should go ahead and take the GED exam as soon as possible. Please notify Centro Hispano Marista whenever you pass either GED Ready or the actual GED exam so that you will be not be placed in that subject area.

If a student passes GED Ready and GED exam in the summer, will he be moved to another subject at the beginning of the school year?

Whenever a student notifies the Centro about a successful GED subject test, that student will be congratulated and placed into another subject class to speed their progress.

GED Setup Instructions