Did life’s twists and turns prevent you from earning a high school degree? You can earn a General Education Development (GED) degree on island by attending once-a-week classes in the evening.
Classes are conducted Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building at Martha’s Vineyard Airport, across the street from the Hot Tin Roof.
Katy Upson, who teaches the course, said anyone age 17 and over is welcome. The course is approximately six weeks, culminating in a test administered by Jeff Agnoli at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.
There is a small fee for the course and the test.
The course is offered by the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Michael A. McCormack stepped in when when the state Department of Education announced it was discontinuing funding for GED classes on Martha’s Vineyard.
Anyone interested may contact Upson at 645-3345.