Registration for the Physical Classroom

Learn in our classrooms.

Registration. Orientation. Enrollment.

At Seeds, those words essentially mean the same thing – to get you into the FREE tutoring program and on the path to earning your high school equivalency (GED® or HiSET®).  . Learn more about getting started with us below. 

Registration for the physical classroom is completed during in-person orientation. Once you’ve completed the forms and attended BOTH days of Orientation, you are Enrolled.

If you have any questions:
Email: StudentEngagement@seedsofliteracy.org
Call: 216.661.7950


WHERE do I register and attend Orientation?

BEGINNING JULY 12, 2021

The Registration Form is completed during in-person Orientation at one of our two locations.

Seeds West
3104 W. 25th Street, 3rd Floor
(corner of W. 25th & Clark Avenue)
Cleveland, OH 44109
Click here for a map

Seeds East
13815 Kinsman Road
(corner of Kinsman & E. 139th Street)
Cleveland, OH 44120
Click here for a map

WHAT TIME is Registration / Orientation?

BEGINNING JULY 12, 2021

12:30PM -OR- 4PM

Things to know:

  • We have Orientation for new students every week.
  • Each location has different days for Orientation.
  • Orientation takes two days.
  • You must complete both parts of Orientation to be registered as a student.

We have orientation for new students EVERY WEEK (open enrollment.)  It is a 2-day process. You must attend BOTH DAYS.

Once you’ve selected a location, you’ll know what days you’ll need to come to register & attend orientation.

Seeds West holds orientation on Monday and Tuesday, twice a day.

Seeds East holds orientation on Wednesday and Thursday, twice a day.

TIME: Decide if you wish to attend the 12:30pm registration or the 4:00pm registration. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

 

(Want to take Virtual Orientation? Learn more on the Register for Virtual Orientation page)

HOW LONG does Registration / Orientation last?

The Registration Form takes about 7 – 10 minutes to complete during Orientation.

The entire Orientation takes a little longer.

  • Day 1 (Mondays at Seeds West or Wednesdays at Seeds East) takes about 3.5 hours.
  • Day 2 (Tuesdays at Seeds West or Thursdays at Seeds East) may take up to 3.5 hours.

Please plan arrive 15 minutes early and plan to be at Seeds for the entire  3.5 hours.

Although you must come to BOTH DAYS, you can choose between the 12:30pm time slot and the 4:00pm time slot.

 

(Want to take Virtual Orientation? Learn more on the Register for Virtual Orientation page)

WHAT happens at Orientation?

Day 1

You will meet some of the Seeds staff and learn about how the Seeds program works. You’ll hear all about the high school equivalency test options available and you’ll fill out the Registration Form. Then you’ll take a portion of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). This isn’t the kind of test you can study for and you should not worry about taking it. All this test does is help us determine your skill level, so we know what kind of classwork to give you on your first day of class. The test may take up to 3 hours, but some people finish earlier. For the best results, you should not rush.

Day 2

You’ll take the remaining sections of the TABE test. Remember, this isn’t the kind of test you can study for and you should not worry about taking it. All this test does is help us determine your skill level, so we know what kind of classwork to give you on your first day of class. The test may take up to 3 hours, but some people finish earlier. For the best results, you should not rush.

After you complete the test, you’ll have a brief conference with a staff member who will help you set goals and make a plan to reach them.

Don’t forget, you must attend BOTH DAYS.

Orientation is the only time that Seeds operates like a traditional classroom, with a teacher in the front, talking to everyone at the same time. To see what a typical class/tutoring session looks like, click here.

 

(Want to take Virtual Orientation? Learn more on the Register for Virtual Orientation page)

WHAT should I bring to Registration / Orientation?

*Masks are currently required for Orientation.*

You do not need to bring anything with you. You just need to know your current address, phone number, and social security number to include on the Registration Form.

WHEN can I start classes/working with tutors?

*During our COVID-19 closure, you may begin classes the week AFTER Orientation*

 

After you have completed both days of Orientation, you may begin classes right away!

Since registration at Seeds West is on Monday and Tuesday, you could come to class the very next day, on Wednesday!

If you register at Seeds East, you can begin classes the following Monday.

(We do not offer classes on Fridays. For additional details about class times, click here.)

 

 

WHAT IF I already have a high school or GED® diploma?

You can still sign up with Seeds of Literacy if you already have a diploma. Maybe you need to work on your math skills for a job, or want to read better to help your grandkids. We can help you! Orientation is the same for everyone, no matter why they are signing up with us.