High School Equivalency

The High School Equivalency Program is available online.  In order to minimize the risk to students and staff,  in-person classes are now on hold.
Santa Clara Adult Education Program is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Program Information

What is a High School Equivalency (HSE)?

In California, adults who left high school before graduation have another way to secure a high school equivalency credential. There are two HSE exams, the HiSET and the GED.  

Please see David Grant, HiSET and GED instructor’s website for  student resources and more information.

What does a HSE credential mean for me?

It means that, through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate. And doing so can help you create a whole new future. Once you pass the test, California Department of Education will issue you a high school equivalency certificate.

What HSE programs do you offer?

We offer free classes to prepare you to pass one of the two exams, the HiSET and the GED.

What are the requirements?

  • The programs are open to adults 18 years of age or older.
  • Students should speak, read and understand English.
  • You do not need high school transcripts to pursue a HSE credential.

What is the schedule?

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday – Friday, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you offer the official HSE exams?

We offer the official HiSET exam. Financial aid may be available for the HiSET exam. Please see your instructor for more information.

How do I enroll in classes?

To enroll in classes, please select day or evening classes. The instructor will contact you register.

HiSET and GED past test results

I took the HiSET and GED test in the past. How can I find my test results?

We do not keep records of past test results. Please select one of the two options below to access your test results.

Contact for more information

Contact: David Grant, High School Equivalency Program Instructor
Phone: 408-423-3573
Email: [email protected]
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