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High School Diploma

Adults should come to the Cuesta Main Office with picture identification, official transcripts and $5 lab fee (cash or credit card) to register and begin their journey of “learning for life.”

Our counselor will help students determine the best educational path and create a custom study plan.

All new adult students must meet with a counselor during the enrollment process. Complete your high school diploma at ABC Adult School with highly qualified and credentialed staff while you use the latest technology and software available.

HS Diploma Program Learning Models for you to choose from:

Complete work from home

Online Course Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Complete work in our Learning Center Lab

Open M-TH 8am-8:00pm
Open Friday 8am-2:30pm

Complete work in our Direct Instruction (Teacher-Led Classes)

M-F: 8am-10am, 10:10am-12:10pm, 12:45pm-2:45pm, 2:45pm-5:15pm

GED / HiSET Preparation

GED and HiSET Preparation courses are designed to prepare students to pass all sections of the GED or HiSET exam. It is highly recommended that students take the preparation class before investing money in the tests. Students begin by taking a diagnostic assessment that identifies their academic strengths and weaknesses and coursework is assigned based on those results.

Our program offers students a variety of learning models that allow students to work at their own pace and that fits their individual needs. Our preparation program prepares students in all subjects and offers multiple practice tests to students during their enrollment. Our highly qualified and credentialed staff walk you through every step of the process until you have completed all subject tests and earn your High School Equivalency Certificate.

GED / HiSET Preparation Program Learning Models for you to choose from:

  • Complete work from home
    • Online Course Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Complete work in our Learning Center Lab
    • Open M-TH 8am-8:00pm
    • Open Friday 8am-2:30pm
  • Complete work in our Direct Instruction (Teacher Led Classes)
    • M-TH: 9am - 12pm, (Mornings)
    • M-TH: 5:15pm – 8:15pm, (Evenings)

FAQs

Should I get my High School Diploma or High School Equivalency?

  • Meet with our counselor to determine the right path for you. A High School Diploma and a High School Equivalency Certificate fulfill the same requirements related to finding a job/career or transitioning into college.
  • Set up an appointment today with our counselor to let us know your educational goal(s) and we can develop a pathway that fits your needs to help you successfully reach your goals.

How many credits/courses do I have to complete to earn my HS Diploma?

  • ABC Adult School requires 180 Credits to obtain your diploma. Set up an appointment today with our Dean/Counselor to have your transcripts reviewed and see how many classes you need left to finish!
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What are the differences between the GED and HiSET exams?

HiSET Test Info

  • Offered in English and Spanish
  • Subject Areas Tested:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Mathematics
  • Computer-based
    • Cost: $30 per test
    • 2 free retakes
  • Website = https://hiset.ets.org/

 

GED Test Info

  • Offered in English and Spanish
  • Subject Areas Tested:
    • Reasoning through language arts
    • Mathematical reasoning
    • Science
    • Social studies
  • Computer-based
    • Cost: $140
      • $15 per retake
  • Website = https://ged.com/

 

What test should I study for?

  • We have seen a higher success rate for students completing the HiSET exam.
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HS DIPLOMA / GED & HISET PREPARATION COURSES

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  • High School Diploma and High School Equivalency Preparation Courses are for adult students 18 and over.
  • After registering online, please bring your registration confirmation receipt and current, government-issued photo I.D. to the Main Office on the Cuesta campus (12254 Cuesta Drive, Cerritos).

High School Diploma

  • If you are planning on completing your High School Diploma,bring your unopened, official transcripts with you at the time of registration.
    • Note: Opened, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for evaluation purposes only. Official transcripts will be needed before a Diploma is granted. Please contact your home High School to obtain your transcripts.
  • In order to complete the enrollment process, students may need to complete assessments for placement.
  • Assessments will be taken in the Learning Center (E-4) and Assessment Center:

The Learning Center is open

Monday - Thursday 8:00AM – 8:00PM 

Friday 8:00AM – 2:30PM

 

The Assessment Center is open

Monday -  9:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Plan to spend about two hours for transcript evaluation, testing, orientation, and class scheduling. If you have further questions please call our office at (562) 229-7960. Thank you

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY (GED / HISET)

  • In order to complete the enrollment process, students may need to complete assessments for placement.
  • Assessments will be taken in the Learning Center (E-4) and Assessment Center:

 

The Learning Center is open

Monday - Thursday 8:00AM – 8:00PM 

Friday 8:00AM – 2:30PM


The Assessment Center is open

Monday -  9:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Plan to spend about two hours for transcript evaluation, testing, orientation, and class scheduling. If you have further questions please call our office at (562) 229-7960. Thank you