GED/College Prep Academy


Learning English was the best thing I could do to make my life better in this country. Before classes, I avoided talking to people I didn’t know. I felt ashamed to speak. But now, everything is different. I talk to everyone everywhere, on the street, at the mall, at the grocery store, at work. I feel confident and I do what I love to do–make new friends every day.

— Catia, ESL Tutoring Program

For those learners who have a firm handle on basic literacy (approximately at least a 5th grade reading level), but are not quite ready to study at a high school level for their GED, we are offering FREE pre-GED instruction through a blend of classroom and tutoring.

Currently this FREE program is available at:

Casa de Maryland

  • 734 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20903

  • Monday afternoons from 3-5pm, and/or Wednesday afternoons from 3-5pm

Rockville Memorial Library, LCMC Office (3rd Floor)

  • 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 320, Rockville, MD 20850

  • Monday mornings, 10am-12pm

ResCare WFS Office

  • 438 N. Frederick Avenue #240, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

  • Wednesday afternoons, 12pm-2pm

Kings and Priests Court International Ministries, City of Light Church

  • 520 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904

  • Thursdays from 5:30 to 7pm

  • Free, but NOT drop-in (contact Darrell Farley at or (240) 685-8294 for information on how to take this class.)

For more information on how to get started at any of our GED class locations, contact Darrell at or (240) 685-8294.