Many women and men returning from incarceration need to complete their High School Equivalency Diploma before they can take the next step in their academic and professional careers. Passing the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion - formerly known as the GED) is also an important priority for many of our younger members who may have become disengaged from school. To respond to this need, Exodus Transitional Community offers a 4-6 month TASC preparation course, taught by a state-certified TASC instructor as well as a full-time tutor, and designed to instruct students in all subjects covered by the exam.
Each subject is rigorously taught and tested to best prepare our students for their upcoming examination. Tests, class assignments, and homework are used to evaluate student progress and mastery of the subject material, and to challenge the student with problem solving and critical thinking. Students have access to a dedicated classroom space as well as the computer lab. The class structure is set up so students can get individual attention, yet are still able to work in concert with others at their same level, combining the best parts of both the classical classroom setting and tutoring. Students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week on their TASC preparation activities, but many are here from Monday to Friday, dawn to dusk!