High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®)

Formally known as the GED®, HiSET® is a revised exam designed to better prepare students who are looking to enter post secondary educational programs, job training programs, and also obtain more successful career opportunities. This course will cover critical thinking skills, math, reading, and writing. A basic knowledge of using a computer will be helpful, as the test will be administered by computer. Students must have access to a computer during this course.

To take the HiSET exam in the state of Massachusetts, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age: You must be 18 years or older to be eligible to take the HiSET exam in Massachusetts with no qualifications. If you are 16 or 17, you cannot schedule your HiSET exam until the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Office approves an official Letter of Withdrawal from the last school you attended.
  • School Enrollment Status: You must not be enrolled in any secondary school program and must not have received a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential.
  • Residency: You must be a resident of Massachusetts.

Classes meet weekday evenings so that you can work and go to school. Classes meet for two hours twice per week for ten weeks. This series of twenty classes is being taught by Virginia Lagana, remedial reading and math teacher for more than fifteen years. Class size is limited to twelve students.

Required Materials: 3 subject notebook, writing utensil, and TI 30XS Calculator.
Required Textbook: The Official Guide to the HiSET Exam by ETS.

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning January 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
Cost: $250 for all twenty classes (exam fee, materials, textbook are not included in cost)

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