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High School Diploma

It is commonly misunderstood that individuals who pass the GED™ exam earn a “GED.” In Maryland, an adult over the age of 17 who passes the GED™ exam earns a Maryland High School Diploma issued by the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation.

The State of Maryland also awards a Maryland High School Diploma to individuals who complete the National External Diploma Program (NEDP), which is also offered at SBLC.

General Information for Learners

  • Call us at 410-625-4215 to schedule an appointment to meet with an intake specialist.
  • If a space is not available you will be placed on a waitlist and contacted as soon as one is available.
  • Come to the center for a placement test. Keep in mind, you cannot “fail” this test. We will use your scores to determine the best level of instruction for you so you won’t be bored or lost in class.
  • Come prepared with your photo id and social security number to enroll. Students age 17-18 must also have an official letter of withdrawal from school dated after July 1, 2015.
  • After enrolling, SBLC staff will help you identify the most convenient class location for you.

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SBLC is so proud to share that we’ve been named a 2018 recipient of
a SunTrust #SunTrustFoundation Lighting the Way Award.

This honor comes with a $75,000 grant that will help us
continue our work to assist adults in their pursuit of a more thorough education! #SBLCStrong #Learningworks
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Digital literacy is a priority at SBLC!

That’s why all of our instructors are required to utilize our computer lab as part of their lessons for at least an hour each week.

When our learners are digitally literate they are more attractive to potential employers, or when being considered for promotions in their current careers!

One of our volunteers, Jimmy Wilkins, is a 2006 SBLC graduate. Jimmy is working with learner, Albert Pannell in our computer lab because SBLC knows that making computers part of our routine not only improves our academic skills, but makes SBLC learners well-rounded and competitive in the workforce.

Are you interested in volunteering with us? Right now, SBLC is looking for more people like Jimmy to assist in our computer lab with digital literacy.

Sound like fun? Get in touch with Phena Long, Supportive Services Coordinator, at our main number (410) 625-4215 x107, or email her at plong@southbaltimorelearns.org.
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Our dedicated alumna, Lisa Griffin, is back at it again today representing SBLC at the Maryland Charity Campaign Kick-Off event in Annapolis! #2018MCCKickOff #SBLCStrong ... See MoreSee Less