Ten Wilson County Inmates Earn High School Equivalency Diplomas

Wilson County Sheriff\'s Office

On Wednesday, ten inmates at the Wilson County Jail proudly received their High School Equivalency (HSE) Diplomas, marking a significant milestone in their educational and personal journeys.

Enrollment in the Wilson County School’s Adult Learning Center begins with an entrance exam during orientation, which assesses basic skills in Math and Reading. This initial evaluation helps determine the appropriate next steps for each student. Most participants join classes focusing on Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies to prepare for the HSE exam. Throughout their studies, students have the opportunity to take official practice tests to gauge their readiness. Once prepared, a proctor administers either the HiSET or GED test.

The Wilson County School’s Adult Learning Center not only provides HiSET classes at the jail but has also introduced a new program called “Moving Forward.” Currently in its first cohort, this program has enrolled over 20 male and female students, with additional individuals on a waiting list. “Moving Forward” aims to equip students with essential life skills for reentry, including financial literacy, mental health awareness, digital literacy, and work skills.

“We are very proud of our partnership with the Wilson County School’s Adult Learning Center,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan. “Our goal is to support these individuals in their educational endeavors and prepare them for a successful reentry into society. The success of this first cohort is just the beginning, and we look forward to continuing this impactful work.”

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