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Return to School

Are you interested in going back to school? Do you want to earn your GED? The following options are available to students who want to return to school. 

Community-Based Classroom

Community-Based Classroom serves a maximum of 150 students aged 16-21 who are no more than 10 credits away from graduation. CBC students have been withdrawn from the traditional day school program to a more flexible schedule to accommodate daycare arrangements, work schedules, or other issues that interfere with their academic success.

CBC does not provide a lunch program nor transportation service. Upon successful completion, the students will exit with a Maryland High School diploma. CBC is located at 5150 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining Job Corps, call (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627 where an operator will provide you with general information about Job Corps, refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live, and mail you an information packet.

GED Program at Prince George’s Community College

The Adult Education Program offers GED preparation and Basic Reading and Math classes. Enrollment is based on the results of placement tests; learners are placed in the appropriate class for their level.

Basic Reading and Math classes are for adults who need basic instruction in reading, writing, and math. Math 1, 2, and 3 and Reading 1, 2, and 3 classes are for adults who need more practice in reading, writing, and math skills as they prepare to transition to GED-level classes.

GED-level classes are for adults who are preparing to take the GED Tests and need to review their skills. Classes focus on writing, math problem solving, and test-taking skills. For assistance contact Prince George's Community College Adult Education Program at 301-546-0891 or email adulteducation@pgcc.edu 

Vocational High Schools

Tall Oaks HS serves as an alternative high school for students in grades 11-12.  The school focuses on students with both academic and relational supports to foster a positive learning environment. Students must be at least 16 years of age to attend this educational option. An interview and completion of an application are required prior to enrollment. Tall Oaks l is located at 2112 Church Road, Bowie, Maryland 20721. The school hours are from  9:30-4:10. For additional information call 301-390-0230.

Croom HS serves as an alternative vocational high school.  Croom offers a college preparatory, career, and technical-educational program to approximately 100 students in grades 11-12.  Students must be at least 16 years of age to enroll. An interview and completion of an application are also required prior to enrollment. Croom Vocational is located at 9400 Surratts Road, Cheltenham, Maryland 20623. The school hours are from 9:30 am to 4:10 pm. For additional information call 301-372-8846.