High School Equivalency Exam Preparation

High School Equivalency Exam Preparation

Earning a high school equivalency diploma can increase earnings potential by $378,000 over a lifetime.

Every year, a number of students fail to graduate from high school. The reasons for this are as unique as the individual. And without a high school diploma, career options are greatly limited.

Literacy Pittsburgh offers a second chance for those who were left behind. Whether students last attended school recently or many years ago, we offer free classes to help them earn a high school equivalency diploma. We determine what areas students need to work on and enroll them in an appropriate class. 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.

Literacy Pittsburgh’s High School Equivalency Exam Preparation Program prepares students to take either the GED® or HiSet® exam. Both of these approved tests allow Pennsylvania students to earn the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma. Those students who meet certain program requirements can also apply for a Literacy Pittsburgh scholarship to take their exams for free.

In addition to offering preparation classes, we also guide students through the test registration process and help them find test times that fit their schedules. Literacy Pittsburgh also administers the HiSet® exam at our Downtown Learning Center. Please visit www.hiset.org for testing dates and to register to take the exams at our center.

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