High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation is provided by Keystone for those interested in attaining a high school equivalency diploma. Instruction is offered through face-to-face classes in Souderton, one-to-one tutoring at local libraries, and distance learning. There are two testing options for attaining a diploma in Pennsylvania: GED and HiSET.
Components of the HSE preparation class include reading comprehension, composition, math, science, and social studies. The class will prepare students for either exam.
All classes are FREE and provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education division. Potential students must first attend orientation, where they will learn about the program, set goals, and be assessed for placement into class. For students who are not yet HSE ready, Keystone provides pre-high school equivalency as well as basic reading and math instruction.
It is important to note that ANY passing GED subject tests taken prior to January 1, 2014 will NOT count towards the current GED test. GED is a computer-based exam. Test takers must schedule and take the GED at an approved testing center. Paper versions are not available unless a test taker meets the criteria for a test accommodation.
HiSET is a computer-based OR paper-based exam. Test takers must schedule and take the HiSET at an approved testing center.
With Pennsylvania schools being closed indefinitely, we are reaching out to students and working to find ways to continue providing classes virtually. Students may contact our Education Department directly at 267-663-1001.
As COVID-19 continues to spread where people come in contact with each other, we are halting pickups at our Food Pantry while we evaluate alternative options. And please note that the Pantry is not accepting any donated items at this time. Hold onto these items and donate them after the infection period has passed.
Fresh For All
To ensure social distancing, Fresh For All will be canceled until further notice.
Clients in need can still reach out to Keystone at email@example.com, or by calling our Community Case Manager at 215-723-5430 x130.
Clients in our Rapid Rehousing programs in Bucks and Montgomery counties can continue communicating with staff while they are working remotely via the contact info provided when you joined the program, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and need to sign up for the program, dial 2-1-1.
Our affordable housing clients are encouraged to stay home, and are able to pay rent online by clicking here.
Keystone’s offices are closed to the public, but staff are Working remotely. Contact staff through email@example.com.