Who can attend NEO Adult Education?
Any Indiana resident who is 18 years of age and older can enroll in NEO’s adult education program. Students who are 16 or 17 may also enroll IF they have a signed Exit Interview from their previous school. Certain documents are required for the HSE test.
Can I get my GED?
A few years ago, the state of Indiana replaced the GED (General Education Diploma) with the HSE (High School Equivalency). So yes, you can earn your GED at NEO, it just goes by a different name now.
How long will it take me to earn my HSE or certification?
It depends! Every student is different. The length of time you are a NEO student depends on a few things:
1. Your goal(s)
2. Your attendance
3. The commitment you give to studying
What makes NEO different from other learning centers?
We believe that the best education happens in the right environment, with the right leaders. NEO offers classes taught by highly qualified instructors that are truly teacher-led. Computer courses are a portion of a student's educational plan, but we know the importance of learning with a teacher and peers in the classroom. NEO also has English as a second language and citizenship classes.
What is the registration process?
Email us using the contact form on this page or call us at 219-850-4445 or stop in. Our Adult Education staff will get in touch with you to sign up for a Start Day and fill out your paperwork. You will need to provide proof of Indiana residency and a government issued photo ID.
What are the hours and attendance policy?
We have both day and evening hours to help students achieve their goals. However, students must be present in class in order to learn. We know that most students have families, jobs, and other important things outside of school. Teachers work with students to create a schedule that includes a minimum of 12 hours of class each week.
Daytime classes are Monday-Thursday, 9am to 1pm
Evening classes are Monday-Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30pm (we do not have evening classes in the summer)
Computer lab study hours are Monday-Thursday, 1pm-3pm
What kind of certifications can I earn?
Career certifications can help you find a new job or increase your skills for your current position. NEO currently offers certification classes for the ParaProfessional license (teaching aid) and a four-part ServSafe restaurant certification. NEO pays for the test in each of these programs for students who complete enrollment, show learning gains, and meet their attendance requirements.
Can NEO help me get a job or a new job?
We can't guarantee a new job. But we do promise that through our classes, certifications, and career counseling, we can put you in touch with opportunities that you may not have had before your time at NEO.