1,000 Students Receive their High School Equivalency Education through Vegas PBS

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1,000 Students Receive their High School Equivalency Education through Vegas PBS

Vegas PBS Celebrates Educational Victory for Southern Nevada 

(Las Vegas) – Starting with its first days as a broadcaster in 1968, Vegas PBS has provided lifelong educational opportunities to viewers of all ages. Vegas PBS has since extended those opportunities outside of television programming and into the classrooms with adult education and high school degree programs. Through its Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL) adult education program, Vegas PBS is proud to announce 1,000 students have passed all five of their required tests to receive the High School Equivalency Certification.

The station provides students with the option to go through the high school equivalency process by taking up to four of the tests online. Vegas PBS has also monitored closely the students who chose to take all five of their exams in Vegas PBS’ GOAL Testing Center, the computerized test center for the Clark County School District’s Adult Education Program. Since the launch of the testing center in 2014, Vegas PBS has administered 7,244 exams to 1,214 individuals. Each person is allotted three tries per each individual test. The students who have taken and passed all five tests are now eligible to move forward with their educational and career endeavors. GOAL graduates range in age from 16 to 68.

Vegas PBS administers two computer-based exams to individuals aspiring to obtain a Nevada State Certificate of High School Equivalency with the High School Equivalent Test (HiSET) and Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Each test covers five core subjects: math, reading, writing, social studies and science. Vegas PBS also collaborates with other adult education programs that refer their clients to Vegas PBS to administer the high school equivalency exams.

“Vegas PBS’ efforts to provide exceptional resources in education continue to grow,” said Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell. “As a high-tech, high-touch resource for 1,000 students and counting, Vegas PBS witnesses first-hand students’ determination to finish their high school education and build a brighter future for themselves and their families.”

For more information, please visit VegasPBS.org/workforce or call 702.799.1010.

About Vegas PBS

Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.

Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.

For more information, visit VegasPBS.org, Facebook.com/VegasPBS or Twitter.com/VegasPBS.

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Caitlyn Lopez
clopez@VegasPBS.org
702.799.1010 x5452

Cassandra Taloma
ctaloma@VegasPBS.org
702.799.1010 x5450

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Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Contact Information:

Shauna Lemieux
Communications & Promotion
Vegas PBS
3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas NV 89121
702-799-1010 ext. 5352
slemieux@vegaspbs.org