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National External Diploma Program

No test required to get your Maryland High School Diploma!

The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a competency-based, applied performance assessment system that expects adults to demonstrate their abilities in a series of web-based units that draw from work and life experience. Participants need to be self-directed learners who take responsibility for their own learning by using existing resources.

  • Participants complete eight web-based units with 100% accuracy in: Cultural Literacy, Health Literacy, Civic Literacy & Community Participation, Consumer Awareness & Financial Literacy (2 parts), 21st Century Workplace, Geography & History Literacy, and Science Literacy.
  • Participants complete their work on the computer at home, library, etc. and at the NEDP site.
  • Weekly appointments to the NEDP office are required.
  • Participants are given 15 months to complete the program.
  • Program Fee: $200 – paid in installments
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Non-teaching program, must have 10th grade reading, writing, and math skills to qualify.
  • Individual Skill required: current or former job verification, certificate/license from a training program

If you are interested in the NEDP, please contact the office at 410-625-4215 to schedule an information session and reading and math assessment. Additional information can be found at www.nedp.org.

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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