Antelope Valley School District

CA High School Equivalency Certificate

A High School Equivalency is an alternative to a high school diploma. It is a certificate earned by a state approved exam. Our testing center offers the the following two state approved exams: GED exam and the HiSET exam.   

Our High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes for the exams currently being offered virtually. 

Our HSE courses prepare our students to take the HiSET or GED exams through a diagnostic computer based program where students attend classes online with support for their teacher virtually.  

Adult education classes help adults prepare to successfully complete the High School Equivalency tests. These classes are often a fast-tracked for adults who want to obtain the certificate that is equivalent to a high school diploma as quickly as possible.


Our curriculum is flexible as students need it to be-we offer courses at various times throughout the day to accommodate all schedules.


Our classes are accessible online so that students may complete work during the day, in class, or at night, thus allowing work to be completed when it best fits a student's schedule. All exams are taken in class with a proctor, to ensure an authentic exam is conducted.


To ensure that students have support with their curriculum, diploma classes have not more than 30 students per instructor at one time. Instructional aides assigned to assist with instruction, orientation, enrollment, and tutoring.


High School Equivalency Tests:

California has approved the use of two high school equivalency tests (GED® and HiSET®) for students 18 years old and older, and 17 years old in some instances, for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate. Our testing center administers the GED® and HiSET® tests.

California High School Equivalency Test Eligibility Requirements

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             Our Testing Center Administers the GED and HiSET Exams. For more information, click on Testing Center.