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High School Diploma/Equivalency

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Our free programs are designed to help you reach your educational and professional goals. We offer the following academic program options; please click on the links below or on the right for more information about each program.

Registration Process

Registration can be completed in person or online.

1. Complete Registration Form. Select and enroll in an Orientation session @
2. Attend Orientation and take the required Basic Skills Assessments. Allow 3 hours. Students will be given important information regarding course requirements and the skills needed to meet their end goal.
3. Meet with Advisor to complete the enrollment process.


High School Diploma Program

In our fully accredited high school program, you will earn your credits to satisfy the requirements for graduation and achieve your diploma. An individual study plan and schedule towards completing a High School Diploma will be established for each student.

Students earn credit based on competency–that is, on work satisfactorily completed. not on seat time. This method often makes it possible for students to earn credits in less time than it would take in a traditional classroom program. Students work individually on each subject area. The majority of the communication will be one-on-one with the teacher, not lecture style.

A student is a high school graduate the day he/she completes the requirements. A graduation ceremony is held once a year in June to celebrate and award diplomas to all students who have completed their requirements in the previous school year. Learn More >


High School Equivalency Exam Preparation Program (GED®, HiSET®, TASC®)

In our test preparation class, you will study the subjects needed to take and pass any of the three High School Equivalency Examinations recognized by California to achieve your high school equivalency certificate. Learn More >


Adult Basic Education Program / Pre-high School Preparation

This supportive class helps you prepare for the rigors of the high school curriculum by providing individualized instruction in reading, writing, math, and other basic skills. Limited high school credit is available. Upon successful completion of this class, you may enroll in the High School Diploma or Independent Study Program. Learn More >


Independent Study

If you are unable to attend classes on a regular basis, are able and willing to work independently a minimum of 15 hours a week, and are available to meet weekly with a teacher, our independent study program may work better for you to earn your high school diploma. Limited day and evening appointments are available. A $50 cash book deposit is required.

Our programs feature small, individualized classes which are taught by credentialed teachers and are structured to meet the needs of adult learners. Our commitment shows in the supportive and caring environment we have created. Please click on each link above for FAQs about each of our programs. In order to determine which program is best for you, attend one of our assessment sessions – no appointment necessary. Come to Room 17A any Tuesday evening at 6 pm or Friday morning at 9 am. After taking the reading and math tests, you will receive an appointment to meet with an advisor to register for the program. For more information, call 925-335-5890 x3994. Learn More >


Contact Us

Suzanne Murphy, Director
Martinez Adult Education


Maria Lumb, Registrar

(925) 335-5890, Ext. 3994 (Office)


High School Equivalency

Martinez Adult Education is proud to administer the High School Equivalency Assessment (HiSET) and offers testing for computer-based HiSET exams. Learn more>


Test Assessing Secondary Completion

GED Testing Service