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 are offered at the following locations:
1156 East Avenue S
Palmdale, CA 93550
45110 3rd St. E.
Lancaster, CA 93535
Our HSE courses prepare our students to take the HiSET or GED exams through a diagnostic computer based program where students attend classes for support and instruction as well as having the opportunity to work independently at home.
- There is an opportunity for students to qualify for vouchers to help with the cost of the exam based on academic readiness criteria.
- For a registration appointment, please click the link on the right for the location you would prefer.
- Please bring identification to your appointment.
(If you are more than 15 minutes later to your appointment you will be turned away; you will need to schedule another appointment online.)
*** Childcare will NOT be provided, so please do not bring your children. Thank you. ***
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.
High School Equivalency Tests:
California has approved the use of three high school equivalency tests (GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™) 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.
For more information regarding HSE exams, please see the attached informational flier.