Preparation for high school equivalency (HSE) exams is part of the Adult Secondary Education (ASE) program. Interested individuals start by attending an intake session which includes orientation, registration and assessment. Next they are placed in a class facilitated by a qualified adult educator. Courses are taught in 7 – 20 week sessions that meet 4 – 8 hours per week. Instruction includes preparation for the Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math exams. Instructors administer HSE exam practice tests at no charge once participants demonstrate readiness. Participants receive support with registering for the exams. Reimbursement for the exams fees is available to eligible participants.
Adults preparing for HSE exams will also be supported by Student Navigators. These staff members meet with each participant within their first three weeks of class and throughout their participation in the classes to provide support with overcoming barriers to participating in classes, digital literacy (computer skills) skills development, job search support and support with entering postsecondary education and/or training.
Registration dates and times for locations in the metro area are available here. For more information about these services, call 303-835-1128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your organization would like to host an ASE class to prepare individuals for HSE exams, contact Program Manager, Jessie Hawthorn, at 303-863-0188 x307 or email her at email@example.com.