Student Success Stories

GED Program (ages 18-24) is facilitated by a certified instructor that uses face-to-face, Google Classroom, EssentialEd, Zoom, Podcasts and other means of technology to engage students in an innovative learning experience.  The GED Test is made up of 4 subjects, divided into separate exams.  The GED/HSE (High School Equivalency) Test consists of four subjects: Mathematical Reasoning (115 min), Reasoning through Language Arts (150 min), Social Studies (70 min) and Science (90 min).  

The GED Ready Practice Test is available in each subject area to determine your readiness to take the test and determine the academic skills that require additional support.  The Instructor schedules a GED subject test once the student receives a “green light” on the subject area practice test.

If eligible, all young adult programs are completely FREE and are earn-as-you-learn.

Cynthia Olisakwe, GED & Year Round Youth at SYLA: BIG shoutout to Cynthia for starting and completing her GED track with SER Metro-Detroit during a pandemic. Cynthia plans to get her CNA license and work toward nursing. Her twin sister, Joan, completed her GED in record time as well. Joan plans to enlist to serve in the US Navy.


Student Success Spotlight

We are now an official GED Testing Site! - 9215 Michigan Ave

Visit the YouthBuild (GED) page here and learn more about high school diploma completion here.

To learn more or sign up, fill out the Youth Registration form, visit our center, or call 313-945-5200 ext. 2.

Student Services Provided

  • SER YouthBuild Learning Academy offers students access to select services based on eligibility.
  • Career Coaching 
  • General Education Degree or Diploma
  • Construction Certifications (Multi-Craft Core Curriculum, Renovate, Repair and PaintING (RRP) and Safety training)
  • Health Care Certifications – Patient Care Technician (SW)
  • Service projects (AmeriCorps)
  • OSHA 10/30
  • CPR/First Aid/AED/BLS
  • Life-skills, career, and academic counseling
  • Assistance in transitioning into higher education or employment
  • Transportation assistance
  • Monetary Incentives
  • Work Based Learning

Required School Documents

Straight GED Program:

  • Age 18+
  • Picture ID

Other Young Adult Programs: 

  • Age 16-24
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Documentation
  • Proof of residency
  • Picture ID
  • Recent transcripts (If Applicable)
  • Shot records (If Applicable)

For more information about our programs, Click here to fill out the Youth Registration form, visit our center, or call 313-945-5200 ext. 4200.


Southwest Location

Youth Education Services Lead
Patricia Eggleston
Address: 9215 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210
Phone: (313) 945-5200 ext. 4309
Fax: (313) 584-4806
Vocations: Construction or I.T.

Older than 16-24? There’s no wrong door at SER Metro. Check out the Adult GED program here: