High School Equivalency (GED)

The Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) program offers classes in language, math, and reading to prepare our students to take the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) formerly known as the GED. Students must be 16 years of age or older, and not currently enrolled in high school.

Parents of 16 and 17 year old students are required to attest students are no longer enrolled in school and have permission to attend Adult Education classes. Missouri law requires that 16 year olds seeking admission to an AEL class verify completion of 16 units of high school credit. An official transcript indicating completion of 16 units of high school credit must be furnished at enrollment. A drop-out letter from the last attending school is required for 18 and under.

Because every student has different needs, it is impossible to give a timeline of when one will finish the class. The amount of time and effort put into the program and the starting skill levels determine when an individual is ready to take the HiSET test. To make significant gains toward getting a high school equivalency diploma, which is accepted by employers, colleges and universities, and the military, it is important to attend every class session.

All programs require attendance in the two day orientation session. 

You can find more information at http://hiset.ets.org/test_takers/