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High School Equivalency Exam Preparation

High School Equivalency Exam Preparation

Earning a high school equivalency diploma can increase earnings potential by $349,000 over a lifetime.

Literacy Pittsburgh offers a second chance for adults who did not finish high school. Whether students last attended school recently or many years ago, we offer free classes to help them earn a high school equivalency diploma.

Students receive help to prepare for the five test subject areas: Language Arts/Reading, Language Arts/Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Students also learn test-taking tips and strategies. 

The High School Equivalency Exam Preparation Program prepares students to take either the GED® or HiSET® exam. Both of these tests allow Pennsylvania students to earn the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma. We will guide them through the test registration process. Students who qualify for our test fee scholarship program can take their exams for free. 

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Karmel endured a troubled childhood and was never permitted to attend school. However, she didn’t let this stop her. Karmel taught herself to read and write with the only books in the house…the Bible and a set of encyclopedias.
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