Now enrolling for HiSET/GED classes!
All classes are free.
Please fill out our enrollment form by clicking the link below.
A staff member will reach out to you with more information.
How much do classes cost?
Classes are funded by the Department of Education and offered for free. Students are, however, responsible for their own testing fees which are paid directly to the official testing centers. Our students do have the opportunity to receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the HiSET or GED test. Eligible students would need to have excellent class attendance and participation.
How long will it take me to get my diploma?
It varies and depends on what skills you bring to the program, how often you attend and your participation.
When can I start?
We enroll students from August-March. Students must complete a 4 day orientation process to learn more about class policies, expectations and help with any tech skills to get started.
What do I need to start?
Knowing your social security number is helpful but not necessary. Students under 18 will need a parent or guardian signature.
What are classes like?
Currently, all classes are held remotely through Google Meet, an online conference platform. You will meet with a small group of students who are all working toward the same goals. You can move at your own pace and receive all the individual help you need. Students move through the material at different paces throughout the year until they pass the HiSET or GED test.
In addition to working on reading, writing, social studies, science, and math, students will also participate in technology instruction and advising. Advisors hold workshops where you will be introduced to information about interviewing, resume writing, area businesses and colleges. Students are required to participate in all parts of this free program.
What is the difference between the HiSET and GED?
Passing either test will earn you the same Massachusetts diploma.
The HiSET consists of five subtests, the GED consists of four subtests with the writing and reading tested together.
The HiSET currently uses a multiple choice format. The GED uses a combination of multiple choice, short answer, and drag and drop. Both tests require an essay.
We will help you assess which test is the right one for you.
Is there a graduation ceremony?
Yes! Every year we have a cap and gown ceremony for graduates.