Event encourages students to complete their high school equivalency | Eastern North Carolina Now

Press Release:

    The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College will hold its annual Assessment Day Wednesday, Aug. 20, to encourage area residents to complete their high school equivalency degrees.

    Participants will have the opportunity to test their readiness to take the battery of high school equivalency tests and to learn more about classes offered at BCCC by Basic Skills that prepare students for the exam.

    The Assessment Day will begin at 9 a.m. in the auditorium of Building 8 on the BCCC campus to give those students who may have started, but not completed their high school equivalencies, the chance to see where they stand. Sign-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.

    Members of BCCC's Basic Skills staff will be on hand to advise participants about their remaining high school equivalency coursework.

    The event will also be a good time for those who have not yet started their GEDs to take the assessment to see if they, too, can earn their high school equivalencies, according to Penelope Radcliffe, Basic Skills Assessment and Retention Specialist.

Penelope Radliffe, Basic Skills assessment and retention specialist, Pat Lurvey, volunteer with the Beaufort County Literacy Volunteer, and Denise Morris, with BCCC's Basic Skills, at last year's Assessement Day, are prepared to welcome participants again this year on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

    In addition to a brief assessment, the event will include lunch and door prizes donated by Nautilife, Down on Main, Cottage Junkies, Dominos, Subway, Franks Pizza, Zaxbys, Pizza Inn, State Employee Credit Union, First South Bank, the BCCC Foundation, Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County and Pecheles Automotive.

    BCCC offers the GED®, the nation's most recognizable high school equivalency exam and typically taken by people who want to further their education and become eligible to take college courses.

    For more information about the event, contact Radcliffe at 252-940-6325 or by email at peneloper@beaufortccc.edu. Information about upcoming changes in the GED is also available at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/ged.htm.

    Beaufort County Community College is a public comprehensive community college committed to accessible and affordable quality education, effective teaching, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College.
Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

Goose Creek State Park Calendar of Events for August and September Community, Beaufort County Community College, School News Goose Creek State Park Calendar of Events for August


Latest School News

ECU dental school marks statewide care milestone with 100,000 patients served
Dog-walking class celebrates 10 years, professor’s service award
WASHINGTON, NC— Beaufort County Community College has eight-week, online "Late-Start" courses starting March 6.
A new scholarship will help more North Carolina families attend university and offer them debt-free community college.
A Google search on Pirates and New York City yields numerous results, including a Seattle Times article stating that in New York in 1692, “piracy was a leading economic-development tool in the city’s competition with the ports of Boston and Philadelphia.”
The turquoise waters surrounding the small island chain that includes Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands hold opportunities for exploring future wind energy projects. But they also hold important archaeological and cultural heritage sites.
WASHINGTON, NC— The Beaufort County Community College Foundation received a $40,000 donation from the First Annual Belhaven Trout Tournament and Festival.


First Panhellenic endowment is tribute to sisterhood
East Carolina University’s commencement ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to celebrate approximately 1,925 members of the fall Class of 2023. ECU alumnus Kelly S. King will be the keynote speaker.
Beaufort County Community College celebrated the successful completion of its first-ever Patrol K-9 class, marking a new venture in law enforcement training.
Actor Sean Astin shared messages of inspiration, continuing his mother’s legacy
Partnership with Alaska and Arizona universities brings rehabilitation services to remote communities
ECU’s first all-minority cast will perform “Once on This Island” through Sunday in McGinnis Theatre
ECU construction management graduates are shaping the region
ECU begins International Education Week with Parade of Flags, International Awards Ceremony


Back to Top