High School Equivalency (HiSET, TASC, or GED® Test Prep)

 

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The best things about the program: 

“Small class size which allows each student to ask questions about the subject in a more thoughtful way.” ~ Ted R., Current Student

“The encouragement I get from teachers and students.” ~ Jimmy T., Current Student

What is the High School Equivalency program?
The High School Equivalency program is designed to prepare students to pass the HiSET, TASC, or GED® test. To earn a high school credential through this program, a student must pass a standardized test. Students prepare for the test by attending classes at the Jim A. Richardson Complex off Enola Road at 200 East College Drive, community classes, or online classes. The resulting High School Equivalency Diploma is issued by the State of North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why choose the High School Equivalency program?

The program provides:

  • flexible attendance policies
  • free classes and free materials
  • extra help when you need it
  • study at your own pace
  • friendly, supportive teachers
  • small classes
  • convenient locations
  • classroom or online instruction
How long will it take?

This program is designed so that you can work at your own pace. The time it takes to complete the program depends on what your skills are when you start and how hard you work while enrolled.

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When and where do classes meet?

High School Equivalency classes meet at the Jim A. Richardson Complex off Enola Road at 200 East College Drive.

  • Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Students also have the option of attending hours of their choice in The Learning Center at the Jim A. Richardson Complex off Enola Road at 200 East College Drive. The Learning Center is open:

  • Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Fridays

 

Community classes are available at the following locations and times:

  • Fresh Start/Outreach Center – Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Hildebran United Methodist Church – Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How do I get started?

For classes at the Jim A. Richardson Complex off Enola Road at 200 East College Drive and online classes:

  1. Register for orientation and placement testing by calling 828-448-6750.
  2. Attend orientation and placement testing.
  3. Begin classes.

For community classes:

  • Come to preferred location at any scheduled class time.
How old do I need to be to enroll in the High School Equivalency program?

The minimum age is 16. But if you are under 18 you need to contact the High School Equivalency Coordinator at 828-448-6750 before enrolling in the program.

How can I sign up for HiSET, TASC, or GED® testing at Western Piedmont Community College?
  • Visit gedtestingservice.com to register and schedule your GED® tests.
  • Visit hiset.ets.org to register and schedule your HiSET High School Equivalency tests.
  • Visit tasctest.com to register and schedule your TASC High School Equivalency tests.

How can I contact the program to register or to obtain more information?

For more information or to register for orientation and placement testing, call 828-448-6750.

To request more information, click here.

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