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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 am - 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon classes are offered Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Evening classes are offered Mondays - Thursdays from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
You will have a choice to take classes mornings, afternoons, 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
We run an orientation for all new and returning students on Friday mornings and Tuesday evenings.
  • 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 to assess your current level.
  • Orientation runs for about 3 hours.
  • Please bring with you a pen, goverment-issued photo ID (like a Driver's License), a Social Security Card and Birth Certificate, if you are under 21 years old.
  • See our Orientation Schedule above to get started with classes.
Taking the Test
Erie 1 BOCES will register its students for the TASC exam.  Students wishing not to take classes with Erie 1 BOCES may contact the following agencies for test registration details:
  • Buffalo Public Schools (716) 888 - 7088.
  • Maryvale Community Education (716) 635 - 4666.
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.  Regular attendance and class participation will help you move through the program at a faster pace.
Contact Us
By Phone: (716) 821 - 7500
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