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HiSet | High School Equivalency Test

Register to Earn Your High School Diploma

Start the enrollment process by signing up on our Interest List.

After completing the form, an advisor will contact you regarding your next steps.

Advisors will contact you via email, please check your email, and junk mail/spam folder.

Accelerated College and Career Transition Program (AC2T)

This program targets youth and young adults (ages 16 – 24) who have exited high school. AC2T offers educational opportunities leading to a high school diploma or equivalency certificate. Students graduate in a realistic time frame, college-prepared and career ready.

AC2T…

…is valuable – get job training

…is A-G approved – counts for college

…is the first step to getting back on track!

…is open enrollment – start anytime

…is independent study – work at home

…is self-paced – work at your own speed

…is flexible – fits your schedule

…is personal – one-on-one instruction

 

Interested students, and their parents or caretakers should contact AC2T for specific details about testing and orientation times. Although enrollment is taken throughout the year, acceptance is based on available space at the individual study centers.

San Pedro AC2T

950 W. Santa Cruz Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 Contact Ms. Pineda, M-F between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM at (310) 221-4651

Adult High School Diploma

The Adult High School Diploma Program is for adult students (18+) with varying educational needs.

Instruction is designed to:

✓  Prepare for a high school equivalency test (HiSET®, GED®, TASC®)

✓  Earn high school diplomas

✓  Prepare for college

✓  Prepare for career training

✓  Prepare for employment

 

Prerequisite:
Reading, Math, and Writing assessment prior to enrollment. Students that need to advance their skills in reading, writing, or mathematics based on assessment outcomes or other identified needs may enroll in targeted subject areas in Adult Basic Education classes.

Following assessment counselors review student transcripts and provide options for earning a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.

Students may obtain a high school diploma by completing 170 required credits that can be completed by the following three options:

Option 1

Complete 34 classes

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3
  • English 4
  • English Elective
  • English Elective
  • English Elective
  • English Composition/Expository
  • Algebra 1A or Higher
  • Algebra 1B or Higher
  • High School Math High School Math Economics
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History/1
  • U.S. History/2
  • World History/1
  • World History/2
  • Fine Arts/The Visual Arts (20 – 09 – 52) (Not A – G Approved)
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation
  • Test-Taking Strategies (30 – 50 – 75)
  • General Science/Integrated 1 (36 – 09 – 51)
  • General Science/Integrated 2 (36 – 09 – 52)
  • *Geometry 1A (31 – 03 – 71)
  • *Geometry 1B (31 – 03 – 72)
  • *Health (36 – 05 – 74)
  • *Life Skills (37 – 04 – 77)
  • Literature/American (23 – 11 – 76)
  • Literature/Modern (23 – 12 – 78)
  • Math 1 (53 – 03 – 75)10:15a – 12:15p
  • Math 2 (53 – 03 – 76)
  • Math 3 (53 – 03 – 77)
  • Parent Education (37 – 04 – 78)
  • *Psychology (37 – 04 – 74)

Option 2

Complete 10 classes and pass the English High School Equivalency Exam

  • English Elective
  • English Composition/Expository
  • Algebra 1A or Higher
  • Algebra 1B or Higher
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History/1
  • U.S. History/2
  • Computer
  • P. D. Elective
  • High School Equivalency Exam

Option 3

Complete 14 classes and pass the English High School Equivalency Exam

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3
  • English 4
  • English Elective
  • English Composition/Expository
  • Algebra 1A or Higher
  • Algebra 1B or Higher
  • H U.S. Government
  • U.S. History/1
  • U.S. History/2
  • Health
  • Computer
  • P. D. Elective
  • High School Equivalency Exam

High School Equivalency Exam (HiSET)

What is a High School Equivalency (HSE) Credential?

The High School Equivalency Exam is a certificate that means that, through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate. It is not a high school diploma. Before taking the test, we highly recommend enrollment into a HiSET Preparation class. Please see class schedule for times.

Who Can Take a High School Equivalency Exam?

High school equivalency (HSE) exams are designed for out-of-school youth and adults without a high school diploma. Eligibility requirements are: • Age: Minimum age is 17 years + 10 months. • Residency: Proof of California residency must be verified, both at the time of registration and before admittance to the testing room. • Identification: You must verify your identity and age with current photo identification when you register and before admittance to the testing room. The identification must include your name, birth date, signature, photograph and address. Acceptable identification includes: driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, military identification, identification card issued by the United States or a foreign government, passport issued by the United States or a foreign government, tribal identification card.

Test Schedule and Fees

Due to the current COVID-19 closures, on-site testing is not available at this time. During non-COVID closure Harbor OC is an official HiSET test site. • On-site testing is done every Thursday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Dates subject to change. • Students must register in the Harbor Occupational Center main office, no later than 72 hours before a scheduled test. • The fee for computer-based testing is $150.00/Subtest $25.00. • We offer the HiSET in English and Spanish.

Class Schedule

Adult Basic Education classes are offered at the following days and time:

  • Reading 2 or 3
  • M-F @ 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • M-F @ 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
  • Basic Language Arts
  • T,Th @ 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • T,Th @10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
  • T,Th @6:00 PM – 8:45 PM
  • Math 1, 2, 3
  • M-F @ 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • M-F @ 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
  • M-Th @1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • M-Th @6:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Prerequisite: Completion of academic skills assessment prior to enrollment. Adult Basic Education classes provide instruction in basic reading, writing, and math. The program serves: • Native English –speakers that need to advance their skills in reading, writing, or mathematics • English as a Second Language transitional students.

Adult Secondary Education classes are offered at the following days and time:

M-F @ 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
M-F @10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
M-Th @1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
M-Th @6:00 PM to 8:45 PM

High School diploma courses offered are listed below.   Classes may be completed at the student’s pace.

  • *Algebra 1A (31 – 02 – 70)
  • *Algebra 1B (31 – 02 – 71)
  • Biology/1/Life Science (36 – 09 – 73)
  • Biology/2/Life Science (36 – 09 – 74)
  • *Economics (37 – 09 – 71)
  • English 1 (23 – 09 – 71)
  • English 2 (23 – 09 – 72)
  • English 3 (23 – 10 – 73)
  • English 4 (23 – 10 – 74)
  • English Composition/Contemporary (23 – 11 – 75)
  • *English Composition/Expository (23 – 12 – 77)
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation-Test Taking Strategies, English (30 – 50 – 75)
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation-Test Taking Strategies, Spanish
  • General Science/Integrated 1 (36 – 09 – 51)
  • General Science/Integrated 2 (36 – 09 – 52)
  • *Geometry 1A (31 – 03 – 71)
  • *Geometry 1B (31 – 03 – 72)
  • *Health (36 – 05 – 74)
  • *Life Skills (37 – 04 – 77)
  • Literature/American (23 – 11 – 76)
  • Literature/Modern (23 – 12 – 78)
  • Parent Education (37 – 04 – 78)
  • *Psychology (37 – 04 – 74)
  • *U.S. Government (37 – 06 – 70)
  • *U.S. History/1 (37 – 01 – 70)
  • *U.S. History/2 (37 – 01 – 71)
  • World History/1 (37 – 02 – 71)
  • World History/2 (37 – 02 – 72)

Staff

Jo Hart AP, Adult Counseling Services
Michelle Hamada Academic Advisor
Carlos Palma Academic Advisor
Rigoberto Ramos Academic Advisor
Zayda Pineda AC2T Advisor
Maria Adame AC2T
Margaret Chedotte ABE/ASE
Barbara Choi-Milling ASE
Bertha Macias ASE
Rhonda Hosking ASE
Norma Mendez ABE
Wendy Morris ABE/ASE
Ryan Suhre AC2T

Disability Support Services  |   visit http://wearedace.org/dss to contact DSS regarding accommodations or assistance.

Disability Support Services

Please call HOC (310) 241-4818 Our Disability Support Services (DSS) team provides assistance and accommodations to our students with verifiable disabilities. DSS staff is available to ensure students’ needs are met by facilitating necessary documentation for registration, textbooks, supplies and reasonable accommodations, mandated by State and Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) laws, including: assessment accommodations, assistive technology, enlargements, agency referrals, sign language interpreting, and resource rooms. Recorded and braille course materials are also available. Whether you are seeking to learn English, earn your high school diploma, get career training or participate in any of the other programs we offer, our DSS staff is dedicated and passionate about providing the services you need to be successful! While many of our students utilizing DSS services are originally referred to us by the Veterans Administration, the California Department of Rehabilitation, private rehabilitation agencies or even LA Unified’s own District Office of Transition Services (DOTS), we encourage all of our students who feel they may need assistance and/or reasonable accommodations to contact us.