Madison County Career and Technical

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GED Option

The GED option program is available is for students to complete their education at the Madison Career and Technical Center.  Students need to qualify to be able to join this class.   Students interested in this program must be submitted by their counselors at their homeschool.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Laura Beth Guynes at Madison Career and Technical Center during office hours, or by email at
MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS is pleased to offer this option for completion.  We are able to offer this due to the Senate Bill#2855.  This legislation mandates that students who are enrolled in the High School GED option program shall not be classified as a drop out.  Students placed in this program WILL NOT participate in regular academic courses or athletics and extracurricular activities.  However, GED option students are permitted and often required to participate in technical courses.
Student is 16 or older.
Student must be at least one grade level behind or have acquired less than four Carnegie units.
Student must not be enrolled in an Alternative Education for behavioral issues. 
Must qualify with the tabe testing administered by the Madison Career and Tech Center.
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There’s never been a better time to take the GED® test!

Did you know? The passing score for the GED® test is now 145 instead of 150. That means you’re more likely than ever to earn your credential!


How does the score change affect you?

  • Just getting started? Now’s a great time to get started because of the updated passing score. If you haven’t already, go to and set up your free MyGED® account. You can explore the free resources and learn more about the test.
  • Already started studying? With the updated passing score, you may be closer to being ready to test than you think! Keep studying and find out if you’re ready to pass.
  • Already taken one or more GED® tests? If you took a GED® test in the past and scored 145 or higher, then you passed that test! And if you’ve scored 145 or higher on all four test subjects, then you’ve earned your GED® credential! Log into and check out the “My Scores” page to see your updated record.


What’s the best way to get ready for the test?

  • Sign up for GED® prep classes at our center. We’ll help you get ready for your tests so you’re prepared on test day. Find a list of classes here: [insert link to class schedule page]
  • Take the GED Ready® practice test to see if you’re ready. The practice test will tell you if you’re ready to pass and what you need to study to score higher. Log into your MyGED® account to order and take the GED Ready® practice test today.

What are you waiting for? Take the next step towards your future today.