During coronavirus pandemic, Omega School uses virtual technology to help students get their GED/HSEDs

By David Dahmer | Madison365.com
While Omega School is technically closed due to COVID-19 until authorities allow it to reopen, the work that they do – helping adults prepare for and obtain a GED/HSED credential and education – is only ramping up.

“Not too much has changed here. We’re connecting with students, we’re getting some students material. Our staff is still engaged and involved, it’s just a different format,” Omega School Principal Oscar Mireles tells Madison365. “We are rolling with the punches. Now that we know what the parameters are, how do we figure out the best plan to serve our students?”

For many area non-profits, shutting down the physical center of activity can really limit what they can do. Fortunately, all of Omega School records are online and they are still able to work with students over the phone and virtually to help them to get their GEDs.

Oscar Mireles
“We are still able to provide instruction. We’re going to be able to stay in contact with students by text and phone and e-mail. Students can still take their practice tests online,” Mireles says. “Pretty much we’re going to be able to do what we’ve always done – prepare people for the test.

Omega School provides individualized basic skills instruction in a supportive and informal atmosphere and works cooperatively with other agencies and institutions throughout Dane County to help thousands of adults prepare for and obtain a GED/HSED credential. Omega School offers a thing called GED Academy, self-directed, cloud-based software application that prepares adult students for the GED test and college and career readiness.

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