Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

The end of the semester is fast approaching. We only have a few weeks before we end the fall semester. Everyone is working hard to get their GED  before December. We already had quite a few from DL graduate. Congratulations!

There are only a few days left for students to register to complete all their GED tests. Check our GED page for more information about their office hours, registration, and dates left to test.

2013 GED Test Count Down
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Also view our newest "Resources Page" for career, college, and study links. 

Important dates for this month:

November 25th-November 30th Thanksgiving Holiday
DL Office will be CLOSED

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 2013

Happy Halloween!
Dear teachers and students,
It has been two weeks since the Distance Learning Program initiated the new school year and we have been busy getting students registered. If you were our student last semester, please contact the office so we can get you started at (210) 397-7562. This year both new and returning students must attend orientation in order to participate in the program. This week will be the last dates we will offer orientation sessions for October. We are eager to assist you in achieving your goals and making this school year a success.

Is Distance Learning for you?
Distance learning is not for every student. It requires the learner to be responsible for completing coursework and assignments in a timely manner without the instruction of a teacher. Students must have basic computer skills and knowledge.
If this is the right program for you read about the requirements by clicking on the page titled “Distance Learning Registration Process”

Distance Learning Hours
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. To 6 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday 9 a.m. To 1 p.m.

Holidays DL Closed
October 14, 2013, Columbus Day
October 19, 2013, Teacher Conference

GED Practice Test Dates                                                                  
NISD Learning Center Building B 
Friday November 8th & Saturday November 9th
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For further information, please call 210-397-8109

Last day to take current GED test is December 21, 2013

Test dates available at NISD Testing Center:
November: 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, and 23
December: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 19, and 21

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September 2013

Welcome Back to school! 

Hopefully everyone had a restful and fun summer. We have an exciting 2013-2014 school year coming up. New and returning student registration for distance learning in now open, please call the office at (210) 397-7562 to make an appointment.

Our Fall hours are:
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Our previous GED testing center is now closed and the new one will open in September. GED testing information can be found on the GED page on the right hand side of this blog.

Monday, August 5, 2013

August 2013

Distance Learning Office

CLOSED for the summer (check back for fall hours)

Lab Hours

For GED Academy students only
Monday-Wednesday 10-2 p.m. 
Portable 9 A

Face-to-Face Class Registration

GED: August 21st 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.and August 22nd 1 p.m. or 6 p.m.
          Location: Northside Learning Center
                           6632 Bandera Road, Building B
                           San Antonio, TX 78238
                           (210) 397-8109
*Allow for up to 3 hours for registration process

ESOL: August 26th & 27th 9 a.m. and August 28th 5 p.m.
             Location: Northside Activity Center
             7001 Culebra Road
             San Antonio, TX 78238
             (210) 397-8109
*Allow for up to 4 hours for registration process
**No children at any registration location please

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Distance Learning Lab will open on Monday July 15th for GED Academy students only.
Lab hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Important dates for July:

GED Registration
July 29th 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
July 30th 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Testing dates for August are the following:

August 6th 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
August 7th 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
August 13th 4:30 and 7:15
August 14th 4:30

Fall Graduation August 15th

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


What Defines Success What is the journey to success? Success is not gained by defeat. Success does not occur over night. Success can emerge at any age. Success is working to full potential. Success is courage. Success is lending a hand. Success is not listening to negativity. Success is being positive. Success is living your life instead of the life of others. Success is being proud. Success is overcoming obstacles. Success is striving. Success is listening to your heart. Most of all success is accepting. What you have accomplished. Alisha Ricks We are proud of all our success stories in April. Congratulations to everyone who completed their GED! Woohoo! Many of you are getting ready to test within the next few weeks. We are cheering and celebrating each of you. Talk to your teacher regarding information on our transition program (PACCT). The PACCT program will get you on the right road to success in higher education and/or your next career move. For more information on PACCT or meet with a PACCT counselor (Jessica Dunlap. Call 210-397-8109. Let's make this happen together! I am proud to welcome two new teachers to our Distance Learning Team: Felicia Penn and Miguel Avila. Welcome, we are honored to have both of you in Adult Education. HERE ARE SOME MAY DATES TO REMEMBER: May 02 New Student Orientation, 4 PM - 7 PM May 03 New Student Orientation, 9 AM - 12 PM May 07 Conversation Club, 1 PM - 2 PM May 08 Math Workshop, 1 PM - 2 PM May 09 Writing Workshop, 1 PM - 2 PM May 28 GED Registration May 29 GED Registration ~Margo

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Hello Everyone,
Happy Spring time!  This is a wonderful time of year.  Everything begins anew.  We dust off the winter blues and look forward to warmer days. It is a time of year when we renew our goals and focus on the future.  We want you to not only think about completing your goals, but what you will do once you have that wonderful diploma in your hand.  How do you plan on making it work for you? It becomes a piece of paper, unless you use it to move on to higher goals and dreams.  Talk to your teacher about how you can use your GED to move into a career, further your skills in the workforce and/or go to college.  At Northside Adult Education, we want you to not only get your GED, it is our mission to help you move beyond your GED into a great career.  We look forward to speaking with each of you on how we can assist you in your future goals.
Here are some important April 2013 dates to remember:
April 1   -    Adult Education and Distance Learning classes resume normal schedules
April 4   -    Distance Learning New Student Orientation, 4 PM - 7 PM
April 5   -    Distance Learning New Student Orientation, 9 AM - 12 PM
April 9   -    ESOL Conversation Workshop, 1 PM - 2 PM
April 10 -    GED Math Workshop, 1 PM- 2 PM
April 11 -    GED Writing Workshop,  1 PM - 2 PM
April 15 -    TAX RETURNS Due
April 19 -    GED Official Practice Test, 9 AM -11 PM - Bldg F
April 20 -    GED Official Practice Test, 9 AM - 11 PM, Bldg F
April 22 -     Earth Day
April 26 -     Battle of Flowers - Distance Learning Closed
April 27 -     Fiesta Begins - Distance Learning Closed
April 29 -     GED Registration 10 AM - 5 PM
April 30 -     GED Registration 11 AM - 6 PM

Have a wonderful Spring season! We look forward to speaking with you!
Margo Hernandez
AE Distance Learning Supervisor

Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring is Around the Corner!

Hello Everyone,

It is nice to be moving into Spring 2013.  Spring is a wonderful time of year for new beginnings.  I am proud of all GED students who have passed their test (or parts) this Winter.  Many students are on the road to completing their goal of getting a GED, and you should be one of them!  Distance Learning Teachers work hard to help every student obtain their goal(s).  We have heard many great stories from our students about how determination, drive, and (sometimes) outright stubborness got them through their GED courses.  It is not an easy task but once you have accomplished this first step in your career, the world opens up to you!  Please continue to share stories with us, let us know your goals and dreams, and work with us to help make it happen for you.  Spring 2013 a new beggining.

Here are some important dates for this month:
March  5         DL Conversation Workshop
March 6          DL Math Workshop
March 5-6       GED TESTING - FAST TRACK
March 7          DL Writing Workshop
March 8          New Student Orientation  9 AM - 12 PM
March 11- 16   DL Closed - Spring Break
March 18- 19    DL Closed - Teacher Professional Development
March 20         DL Closed - GED Registration for Regular Classes
March 21- 28    DL Open - by Appointments ONLY
March 29 - 30   DL Closed - Easter Break
April 01           Last Day for New ESOL Student Registration in DL

Review the  Writing and Conversation Workshop Powerpoints below.  We have begun the Math Workshops for GED students.

We hope everyone has a successful month.  Stay focused and work hard.  We are here for YOU!

Margo Hernandez
Distance Learning Supervisor

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love is in the Air

Happy Valentine's Day everyone !
The distance learning teachers and staff wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day ! 
There are great things happening this month in distance learning as students get ready for the GED test, others gear up to take an Official Practice Test (OPT), while enrolled students study hard for March's testing dates.
 January was busy.  February will be even busier.  We will be there every step of the way to help you. It as our mission to help you reach your goal.  Work hard, study hard and be successful.  We are proud of each of you !
Here are some February dates to remember:

February 12 - Conversation Club, 1 PM - 2 PM
February 14 - Writing Workshop, 1 PM - 2 PM
February 14 - Valentines Day, Distance Learning Student Appreciation Day
February 16 - Distance Learning Closed
February 18 - Distance Learning Closed
Februaru 25 & 26 - GED Testing Registration 10 AM - 5 PM

Please feel free to review the following Mini-Workshops that were held in January 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Hello Everyone and Happy 2013!

The Mayans have miscalculated the end of the world! Now, relax and concentrate on your 2013 education goals.
The Adult Education program assist students in achieving their goals.  Students attend the distance learning program to improve their English, get a job, maintain a job, or get a promotion. Also, students who attend Distance Learning may consider transitioning into college.  The Adult Education PACCT Program assist students with transitioning into higher education.   For information regarding PACCT, please contact the office at 210-397-8109.
If your goal is to get your GED, then this is your year! The GED Test will change in 2014 and any test(s) taken in 2013 will no longer be valid. So, let's work hard together to make sure you are a part of the GED Class of 2013. We look forward to a great and successful year! Congratulations for beginning anew in Distance Learning!


January 2013 dates to remember:

January 01 - 06   Winter Break
January 07           Classes begin
January 10           4 PM - 7 PM, Distance Learning New Student Orientation
January 11           9 AM - 12 PM, Distance Learning New Student Orientation
January 15           1 PM - 2 PM or 6 PM - 7 PM, Writing Workshop
January 17           1 PM - 2 PM or 6 PM - 7 PM, Conversation Workshop
January 19 - 21    Adult Education Office and Distance Learning Closed - MLK Observed
January 28 - 29    GED Test Registration (for more information visit http://www.nisd.net/ace/)

Distance Learning Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday  - Saturday   9 AM - 1 PM

Margo Hernandez
Distance Learning Supervisor

You may review the workshops held in December 2012