GED/College Prep Academy

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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 darrell@lcmcmd.org or (240) 685-8294 for information on how to take this class.)

White Oak Community Recreation Center

  • Monday and Wednesday evenings in Silver Spring

  • This class has registration and attendance policies separate from the classes listed above. For more information on this class specifically, click here.

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