Free enrollment begins Aug. 19th at The Learning Center at Pratt where adults, 18 and older, can earn their high school diploma. Flexible scheduling and online classes help students succeed, allowing them to work at their own pace and convenience. The Learning Center is located in Porter Hall, on the north side of the Pratt Community College, and will be open for enrollment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of the 19th.

Today, 90 percent of jobs require a high school diploma. A high school diploma can increase annual wages by 35 percent or an average of $9,200 more per year. Also, earning a high school diploma will lower car insurance rates, usually saving the high school graduate an average $260 a year. Plus, statistics show that a child of a parent who has a high school diploma is 87 percent more likely to also earn their diploma. Earning a high school diploma leads to better jobs, better health care and better quality of life for the entire family.

The Learning Center at Pratt, a local, area wide diploma completion program partnered with USD 382, offers flexible scheduling and online classes. Students who complete the 21 state- required credits earn an official Pratt High School diploma. The Learning Center meets the guidelines for those seeking to qualify for The Dream Act.

Adults can prepare for the GED or a GED can be upgraded to an official high school diploma at The Learning Center at Pratt as well. Plus, students of The Learning Center can qualify for TLC/Pratt Community College scholarships.

To learn more about The Learning Center at Pratt, call 620-672-2800 or visit and click on Pratt.