High School Equivalency Program Expanded
A high school diploma is something many people take for granted. But for the more than two million adult New Yorkers who don't have one, it can mean lower wages, fewer career opportunities, and a roadblock to college admission. In New York state, the Test Assessing Secondary Completion, better known as TASC, is the primary pathway to a High School Equivalency Diploma. TASC prep classes are a core component of the adult education programs at Together One New York.
An expanded TASC program being rolled out in September will not only increase student capacity, but will offer additional tutoring resources to complement classroom sessions. "We remain committed to ensuring that the goal of achieving a High School Equivalency diploma is met by every student," says Erik Ipsen, a long-serving TASC math teacher at TONY, and one of the program's coordinators. TASC classes are free, and students can enroll at any time. Visit TASC Exam Prep on the Together New York website for more information.