Pre-GED Preparation (Pre-GED)
Pre-GED preparation is a program offered to students with reading and math ability from 4.0- 8.9. These self-contained courses are offered Monday through Friday from 9:20 a.m. to 12:02 p.m. or 12:32 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
General Education Development Preparation (GED)
GED preparation is a program offered to students with reading and math ability from 9.0 and above. These courses are divided into the following areas: English, Arts and Literature, Mathematics, Writing, Social studies, and Science. Instruction in the subject areas is self-directed, and students are placed in the appropriate instructional materials by the teacher based upon their placement test (TABE) scores. Courses are offered from 9:20 a.m. to 12:02 p.m. or 12:32 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday & Wednesday evenings from 5:11 p.m. to 8:02 p.m.
High School Diploma Program (HSC)
The high school credit program is offered to any student, age of 16 and up, who has dropped out of high school and wishes to earn a high school diploma. Courses are based on the curriculum of Springfield Public School District 186 and are taught by certified teachers. Students must meet the Springfield Public School District 186 criteria, and with the exception of physical education, to graduate from Lawrence Education Center. Students also must pass a minimum of two Lawrence Education Center courses to graduate from Lawrence Education Center. Students who plan to transfer their credit to another school must pay tuition for each course. There is also a $3.00 registration fee for all courses.
English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
ESL is a program offered to international students who are eligible and need to learn the English language. These self-contained courses are offered Monday through Friday from 9:20 a.m. to 12:02 p.m.
ESL students are encouraged to concentrate in two specific areas: speaking and reading English and learning about the mores and culture of the United States. The course is open to persons of limited English proficiency who intend to become permanent residents in Illinois. The goal of the program is to improve the immediate communication skills and to give the broader picture of learning to live here and to become assimilated into American society.