High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

No matter what your age, you can still earn your High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)! Students 18.5 to almost 70 have followed their dream to get their diploma by taking our HSED classes. Best of all, it’s FREE.

The program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to earn their HSED by creating a collection of work that shows an understanding of each subject. You must be 18.5 or older to enroll and you need to have completed a TABE 11 test. The HSED program, also known as PI 5.09, is taught in a classroom environment, not in a computer lab. Instructors not only teach, but work with students to make sure they truly understand the subject matter.

This highly-structured and intensive program meets four to five days a week, for 16 weeks. Daytime, afternoon, and evening classes are offered.

The curriculum consists of three parts, one for each subject. You can enroll at any time so you can begin class at the start of the topic. Each section is five weeks. The three core subject areas are:

  • Mathematics
  • Language and Communication
  • Pathways (Social Studies, Science, Civics, Health, and Employability)

Classes are held Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:30pm, or 5:00pm – 8:30pm.

Eligibility: Must be 18 years and 6 months and older, or the class year the person entered grade 9 in has graduated from high school. Must be a resident of Wisconsin. Must also meet academic and attendance requirements.

For more information on our HSED or GED programs and/or to schedule a TABE 11 test, please complete the GED / HSED inquiry form below.

General Education Development (GED)

In addition to HSED, SDC also offers FREE General Educational Development (GED) classes.

If you are interested in earning a GED in Wisconsin, you must meet certain requirements:

  • Age – Provide proof that you are least 18.5 years old or that your 9th grade class has graduated from high school. Students age 17 to 18.5 years may only be served through a school district or special program.
  • Residency- Provide proof that you have resided in Wisconsin for at least 10 days.
  • Application – Complete an application form at the initial meeting and pay a testing and credential fee.

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CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact La Toya Jones, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2823 or Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

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