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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 how to get started with us below. 

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


*COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS*

Due to COVID-19, all new students must attend Virtual Registration / Orientation / Enrollment.

Until the physical classrooms reopen, you will be a student in the Virtual Classroom. During Virtual Registration, indicate which location you would like to attend (East or West).

To allow social distancing, all Test of Basic Adult Education (TABE) assessments will be by appointment only. Students will be contacted by a staff member to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, some restrictions apply. Please review them carefully.

Remember, the TABE is not the kind of test you can study for in advance. But, it is an important part of tracking your progress at Seeds.

WHERE do I register / enroll?

*During our COVID-19 Closure, orientation/registration is ONLINE ONLY*

Registration/Orientation is done in-person at one of our two locations. You should pick the location where you would like to attend class (tutoring) times.

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 / enrollment / orientation?

*During our COVID-19 closure, virtual orientation / registration is held on Mondays. Choose 1pm or 6pm. Call us for details 216.661.7950.*

Things to know:

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

We have registration 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 12:00pm registration or the 4:00pm registration. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

HOW LONG does registration / enrollment / orientation take?

*During our COVID-19 closure, our VIRTUAL orientation / registration is abbreviated. Please contact us for details*

  • 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 12:00pm time slot and the 4:00pm time slot.

WHAT happens at registration / orientation / enrollment?

*During our COVID-19 closure, registration is abbreviated. Testing is limited*

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 some paperwork. 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.

Registration 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.

WHAT should I bring to registration / orientation / enrollment?

You do not need to bring anything with you. You just need to know your current address, phone number, and social security number to put on the registration paperwork.

WHEN can I start classes?

After you have completed both days of registration, 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! Registration is the same for everyone, no matter why they are signing up with us.