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MN State Adult Diploma Program News

ACT Testing will take place at Hawthorne Education Center on March 15, 2016 at 9am.

Minnesota State Adult Diploma

Hawthorne has its first Minnesota State Adult Diploma Graduate!


Valencia King-Lunde 

Valencia King-Lunde had worked diligently on completing her GED by taking various courses at Hawthorne and passing all of the GED tests except math prior to 2014.

Valencia had a clear understanding of the math concepts, but struggled with the math portion of the GED test.

The new Minnesota State Diploma allowed her to prove her math competency without the fear of a single test determining her outcome.  In addition, Valencia completed the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments, Career and Employability classes, which were part of the new Diploma criteria.

“It has been an awesome opportunity for me. It has been a journey, and I am glad to be finished,” says Valencia.

Valencia is now applying for the Phlebotomy course run jointly with RCTC and Mayo Clinic.

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