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PALS (Program of Adult Literacy Services) Resource Guide: START HERE

Welcome to the Adult Education Resource Guide

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Ready to begin? Please email or call for more information, or make an appointment when open enrollment is available. NOTE: All potential students should be at least 19 years old.

¿Listo para comenzar? Envíe un correo electrónico o llame para obtener más información, o programe una cita cuando la inscripción abierta esté disponible. NOTA: Todos los estudiantes potenciales deben tener al menos 19 años.

Prêt à commencer ? Veuillez envoyer un e-mail ou appeler pour plus d'informations, ou prendre rendez-vous lorsque l'inscription ouverte est disponible. REMARQUE : Tous les étudiants potentiels doivent être âgés d’au moins 19 ans.

PALS Office

High School Diploma Programs:
See information below to begin NOW! 


English Language Classes:
Registration is currently CLOSED for our May classes.  

You must have an appointment. 
Children are not permitted in the Academic Testing Center,
so please make arrangements for childcare.

NOTE: All potential students should be at least 19 years old.

The first step is to find the right FREE class for you! Placement take two to three hours, and several things happen at your appointment:

  1. You will fill out paperwork with your contact information.
  2. You will take a placement test to see what class is best for you. Don’t worry! This is only to see what class you need, so there is no failing!
  3. You will meet with a specialist to go over your choices and officially register for your FREE classes.

Earn a Maryland high school diploma! 

Ready to begin? Please email or call for more information, or make an appointment when open enrollment is available. NOTE: All potential students should be at least 19 years old.

Dr. Gloria Hill-Murray, Ed.D., M.A.
Intake Assessment and Transition Specialist

Adult Basic Education GED prep classes are offered in reading/social studies and math/science combinations. These classes prepare students for taking the four GED subject tests. Classes are free; the GED tests have a fee and are administered through

National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a self-guided program that includes a variety of assignments, projects, and activities that are completed on a computer. Students must be self-motivated and learn independently, as there is no instructional component. Student work is reviewed through weekly one-to-one appointments with trained assessment staff. NOTE: There is a minimum CASAS score needed to qualify.

Click here for more information about our diploma programs. 

If you have children, this may be the location for you! 
Our classes at the Washington County Family Center are open to parents age 19 and older who have children under the age of 16. Children ages 0-3 may be eligible for free childcare during class. Families learn together, and our PALS team offers classes for those who need a high school diploma and those who want to learn English.

For more information and to schedule an intake appointment, contact the PALS office. 

Contact PALS

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed


Main Office

Location: LRC-348
Phone: 240-500-2313
WebsiteVisit our Website
Facebook: Follow the PALS page

PALS Brochure



Diploma Requests

The PALS office does NOT have any access to transcripts and copies of diplomas for prior students. We cannot and will not release any information about prior students or their records. Please make any requests to the appropriate office: 

GED credentials previously earned can be requested through NOTE: Current testers receive directions about obtaining their diploma and transcript via email immediately after passing the fourth module.

NEDP transcripts or replacement diplomas can be requested by completing the NEDP Credentialing Request Form

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