High School Equivalency Exams

  • The Adult Education Center is committed to helping each one of you continue working to achieve your educational and personal goals!

    Our campus has transitioned to an in-person and distance learning format.  We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

    Our professional and caring teachers are working to provide opportunities to keep you learning in the days ahead, which will include learning and communicating in different ways (free teacher-directed online meetings, free teacher-directed online classroom hours, free teacher-directed communication platforms and free online learning platforms).

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    High School Diploma Program & High School Equivalency Test Preparation - Class Schedule

    Classes begin Monday, August 28, 2023.
    Enrollment begins Monday, August 21, 2023.

    • General Subjects
      • Tuesday, 6:15 – 9:00 pm, In-Person and Distance Learning, (#120001/99)
    • English Subjects
      • Thursday, 6:15 – 9:00 pm, In-Person and Distance Learning, (#120301/99)
    • Math Subjects
      • Wednesday, 6:15 – 9:00 pm, In-Person and Distance Learning, (#120202/99)

    Enrollment & Orientation: Enrollment steps include student orientation, assessment, education plan and counseling meeting.  The minimum number of enrolled students needed to offer a class is ten (10).  For more information, please call (310) 664-6222, ext. 76203

    High School Diploma Graduation Requirements

    • English 40, Mathematics 20, Social Studies 30, Science/Health 25, Fine Arts/Foreign Language-10, Life Skills Electives 5, General Electives 40, Total Credits Required 170
    • Commencement exercises will be held in June for individuals completing the requirements for a high school diploma.   Diplomas are presented by the Superintendent.

    Official Online GED Test:
    Until now, students could only take the GED test at approved test centers. With the Online Proctored GED Test, students can take the GED test from home while securely monitored by an online proctor.  Visit https://ged.com/take-the-ged-test-online/ for more information and updates!  Tests are available in English and Spanish.

    If you meet the requirements, here are some online testing essentials to keep in mind:

    • You’ll need a computer, webcam and reliable internet — no tablets or phones.
    • You’ll need to take your test in a private room with four walls, a closed door and no distractions.
    • Government-issued ID
    • “Green” GED Ready Score within the last 60 days for each subject in which you want to test online.

    Official Online HiSET Exam:
    The HiSET® exam at home is a safe and convenient option for students who are unable to test at a test center due to public health concerns.  Visit https://www.ets.org/s/cv/hiset/at-home/ for more information and updates!

    • Identical in content, format and on-screen experience to tests taken at a test center
    • Taken on your own computer at home or another secure location and monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®
    • Available 4 a.m.–7 p.m. ET, seven days a week
    • Watch HiSET exam on home video for a preview of the entire testing from home process (Transcript)

    You can take the HiSET exam at home if you meet your HiSET state requirements and are 18 years of age or older. If you're 16 or 17 years old, you must apply with and be approved by your state. Contact your state directly to find out if the at home option is available to underage test takers.