After serving more than 8,000 GED students in four years, Del Mar College will no longer offer the High School Equivalency program following the loss of a grant.

The college in 2014 secured the Adult Education and Literacy grant and received two one-year extensions that were approved by the state, according to Claudia Jackson, DMC’s executive director of strategic communication and government relations. Del Mar was awarded more than $6 million in those four years to help students in an 11-county region of the Coastal Bend.

“The Texas Workforce Commission periodically places grants such as this out for competitive bid,” Jackson said.

Education Service Center Region 2 was awarded the grant this year.

“Del Mar College is referring students who plan to continue pursuing their high school equivalency program to ESC 2,” Jackson said.

Education Service Center Region 2, at 209 N. Water St., can be reached at 361-561-8488 or crossroads@esc2.net.

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