GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Turner Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Turner can enroll in our GED program. Coursework in the GED program is self-paced and covers the following subjects: math, language arts, reading, science, social studies, and writing.
Students can also participate in the New Summit High School diploma program which offers two types of diplomas: a college track and a technical track diploma. To qualify for this program, students must have at least 18 credits on their most recent high school transcript and meet testing requirements.
Tutoring and Academic Support
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, and social studies by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
The Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program
The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program allows our students to continue their education at Albany Technical College, Darton College, or Albany State University. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
• academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
• paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
• housing and recreation
• meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
• transportation to and from college of choice
English Language Learning
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.
Driver's Education is available to all students needing a driver's license. This program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of training behind the wheel.