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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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Today’s everyday champion is Cecilia Byrd. Achieving her Maryland High School Diploma had been on Cecilia Byrd’s mind since 1992, however, watching her son walk across the stage at Digital Harbor High School followed by her other son returning home with his high school diploma sealed the deal. Ms. Byrd had seen a flyer for South Baltimore Learning Center at her church and decided that it was time for her to be an everyday champion for herself, her family, and her community. In 2013, Ms. Byrd began classes at SBLC.

While Ms. Byrd humbly explains how SBLC staff welcomed her with an open heart making her feel welcomed and appreciated, she glosses over the good cheer she brings with her when she comes in for class and tutoring. Ms. Byrd can often be found encouraging other learners and offering words of wisdom and support when needed.

After SBLC, Ms. Byrd plans to go on to college for a business degree so that she can open her own cleaning company.

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