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High School Diploma/Equivalency

Welcome!
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.

Placement Process
Any person 18 years of age or older may enroll. Persons under the age of 18 may be eligible in certain circumstances; permission to enroll may be obtained following an interview with the Principal.

All students wanting to work toward their High School Diploma, GED, HiSET or ABE/Skills Review will first attend orientation. Orientation provides an overview of the opportunities provided by the school. Students also complete an evaluation pre-test in English and math. Following orientation, each student will arrange to meet with an advisor to discuss goals and placement in a class.

In order to determine which program is best for you, attend one of our Orientation and assessment sessions – no appointment is necessary. Come to Room 1 any Thursday morning at 9 a.m. or Thursday.evening at 5:30 p.m. Allow 2 hours. 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, Ext. 3994.

 

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 >

Links

Contact Us


Alison Armand, Program Coordinator

aarmand@martinez.k12.ca.us

 

Maria Lumb, Registrar

mlumb@martinezusd.net

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

 

High School Equivalency

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