High School Equivalency preparation classes are offered in Souderton for students interested in attaining their high school equivalency diploma.
There are now two options for attaining a High School Equivalency diploma in Pennsylvania, GED and HiSET. Components of the HSE preparation class are Reading Comprehension, Composition, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Classes are free and provided by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students wishing to attend class must first attend an orientation/assessment session. Once assessed, students will meet with the director or student success coordinator to discuss placement into HSE preparation, pre-HSE preparation, DLP (Distance Learning Project), or tutoring.
The 2002 version of the GED expired on December 31, 2013. The 2014 version took its place on January 1, 2014. The 2014 version of the GED test has four components: Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies. Any test taken prior to January 1, 2013 will NOT count towards the 2014 GED. The new GED test will also be a computer-based test ONLY. Paper versions will NOT be available unless you need an accommodation.
For more information on GED testing, transcripts, study materials, and testing sites, please visit www.gedtestingservice.com.
The HiSET exam has five components: Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The HiSET is available as a paper-based exam. Success in either the GED or the HiSET results in the achievement of a High School Equivalency diploma in Pennsylvania.