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The GED is now called the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion).

About Our Classes
  • All classes are completely free!
  • Classes operate year round.
  • New students are always welcome to join the class.
  • Please bring pens, pencils, and paper to class.
Student Eligibility
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in classes, or
  • Be within 3 months of turning age 18.
*If you do not meet any of these criteria, please contact Catholic Charities at (716) 893 - 3500.
Class Times & Locations
All classes are held at the Workforce Development Center in Cheektowaga.  The address is 1526 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.  The building is located on the corner of Walden and Harlem.
  • Morning classes are offered Mondays - Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Evening classes are offered Mondays - Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
You will have a choice to take classes mornings or evenings.  However, the days of the week are determined based on your reading and math level. 
To get started, see Register for Classes (below) for details.
Step 1: Register for Classes
  • Registration is your first step to attend classes. At orientation you will learn more about our classes, the process for taking the TASC exam and you will take a basic math and reading test.
  • The orientation takes 12 hours to complete over three evenings.
  • Please bring a pen, government-issued ID (like a current Driver's License), a Social Security Card and Birth Certificate if you are under 21 years old.
  • See our Orientation Schedule below to get started with classes.
If you need to attend an orientation in the morning, call (716) 821-7500 to make an appointment.
Taking the Test
Erie 1 BOCES will register its students for the TASC exam. You will be assigned a location, time and date to attend.
How Long Will It Take?
This is the question everyone wants to know.  How long will I have to be in classes until I can take the TASC exam?  The answer is not simple and it is different for everyone.  For some people it takes a couple months and for others, it can take a couple years.  Regular attendance and class participation will help you move through the program at a faster pace.  Your teacher will be able to give you a better answer when you come in for orientation and take a basic math and reading test.
Contact Us
By Phone: (716) 821 - 7500
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