Adult & Community Education

GEAR-D: GED Education and Resources Dearborn

What is GEAR-D?

GED Education AND Resources Dearborn (GEAR-D) is a FREE 15 week program wherein students will attain a GED and stackable and marketable credentials for immediate entry into industry fields that include Business and Health certifications. This program is a partnership between Dearborn Public Schools Adult Education, the Michael Berry Career Center and Michigan Works!.

The GEAR-D students would be dually enrolled into a GED or High School Equivalency (HSE) program while working directly with certified teachers in a hands-on career and technical education setting in either Business or Health programs.

GEAR-D Schedules

Students have the option of GED daytime classes that run Monday through Friday for 2 hours each day. Each student is placed in their respective class based on the their level of Reading, writing, and Math. We have 3 different levels each day (8:30am-10:30am OR 10:30am-12:30pm OR 1pm-3pm). Also we have evening GED classes that run Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3 hours each (6pm-9pm).

In order to qualify for the GEAR-D program, students must be in the High Intermediate or Advanced ESL classes and must score good in Math. Each student is tested – using a state approved test- an placed in their ESL or pre-GED classes accordingly.

Our GED and ESL teachers are some of the best in the industry. Their level of dedication and commitment to our students’ success is unparalleled. They are continuously checking in with students to ensure their performance and attendance meets the program expectations.

Please be sure to check out our teachers profiles with a synopsis about their experience here at Adult Ed.

If you have any questions about this amazing program, please reach out to Maha Makki at