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High School Diploma

Last day to register for Summer: 07/01/2021

Fall Registration begins: 08/16/2021 

(Note: Our office will close for summer on July 16 and will reopen for registration on August 16.)

  1. Register for the high school diploma program by coming to our Cuesta Campus.
  2. Request your official transcripts from the last school you earned credits at and mail or bring into the ABC Adult School, 12254 Cuesta Drive, Cerritos CA 90703 attn: Academics.
  3. A staff member will call you once your transcripts have been received and evaluated by our Dean.
  4. A teacher will reach out to you to complete your registration requirements and start your class(es).

 

Adults should come to the Cuesta Main Office with picture identification, official transcripts to register and begin their journey of “learning for life.”

All new adult students must meet with our Dean during the enrollment process. Our Dean will help students determine the best educational path and create a custom study plan for you.

Begin your journey to complete your high school diploma at ABC Adult School with highly qualified and credentialed staff while using 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

  • 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:
  • Plan to spend about 1-2 hours for transcript evaluation, testing, orientation, and class
    scheduling. If you have further questions please call our office at (562) 229-7960. 

GED / HiSET Preparation

Registration Procedure for GED / HiSET Preparation Courses:

  1. Register online for the GED/HiSET Preparation courses by coming to our Cuesta Campus with picture identification.
  2. A Staff member will reach out to you to complete your registration requirements and start your class(es).

Schedule of Classes (Fall):

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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)

 

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.

FAQs

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

  • Meet with our Dean 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!
HSD requirements

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!

What are the differences between the GED and HiSET exams?

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HiSET Test Info

  • Offered in English and Spanish
  • Subject Areas Tested:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Mathematics
  • Computer-based
    • Cost: $32 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.

Is a calculator allowed?

  • Yes. We recommend the TI-30xs which is allowed for both the HiSET and GED exams.

 

Thank you and we are looking forward to helping you accomplish your educational goals with ABC Adult School.