The youth of America has changed in the last 15 years, for better and worse. Technology has had a huge part in that, especially when it comes to education. The IPod has amazing apps for students ranging from Pre-K through college and beyond. However, sometimes there is a feeling of hopelessness when it comes to attaining a high school diploma. In addition to alternative high schools throughout the nation, there is the option for students to obtain their GED (General Education Development) if they feel as though earning their high school diploma is something they are not too keen on getting. The GED is broken down to five tests: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Writing, and Reading. Once a GED is obtained, many employers and universities accept it because it is a high school equivalency diploma. There are many GED preparation schools across the nation but it is important to research so an informed decision can be made. Adult education centers along with high schools are all willing to help give potential students the right information that meets their individualized needs. Some places offer a fee to prepare for the GED others offer for free; it all depends where you live. Many GED preparation classes are offered during the day and evening hours to meet the needs of those who have other commitments at all hours of the day. It’s also important to make sure you are getting an accredited GED because there a lot of scammers (sad, but true) or academic intuitions and employers who may not accept a GED a high school equivalency.