- Cohort model, all students enter the program at the same time and continue to work together through the program. Usually this type of program is semester based. Schedules may be one full day per week or two evenings per week or possibly two morning or afternoon sessions.
- Menu of services. Classes and services are offered at a variety of times and locations. Students work with the adult college transitions counselor to plan their schedules and complete course requirements.
Yes. Many adult education programs offer college preparation classes as part of their regular offerings. A student enrolled in one of these classes is NOT considered a Maine College Transitions Program student for purposes of the grant. The student would be considered an adult transitions student for subsidy or AEFLA reporting purposes.
No. We serve people from all over the state of Maine- any resident of Maine can register for our courses.
To find your local program, please visit: http://www.maineadulted.org/ and use the “Find a Local Program” search box located near the top of the homepage. By entering your town and radius in miles, you can quickly and easily locate the adult education programs closest to you.
You may also click the “Find Programs” button on the homepage to view listings and an interactive map of all the programs in the state.
First locate your program using the “Find a Local Program” search box located near the top of the homepage at http://www.maineadulted.org. You will then be presented with an interactive Google map which will allow you to pinpoint the location of the program(s) closest to you and get driving directions.
You may use the search form located in the top right hand corner of every page on the site to search for courses. If you put in your zip code then it will automatically limit the results to courses within 50 miles of your chosen zip code. If you leave the zip code blank, it will show you matching courses from all across the state.
There is no charge for the HiSET, but you must pass all 5 HiSET tests.
To attend classes in Adult Education, you must be 18 years old and out of High School.
Some exceptions apply. Please contact our office for more information.
Beginning January 1, 2014, the GED® Testing Service will no longer provide testing for the Maine High School Equivalency diploma. The HiSET® test is replacing the GED®. The HiSET program is designed by ETS and Iowa Testing Programs, two highly respected, nonprofit assessment organizations and makers of tests such as GRE, Praxis, SAT and TOEFL among others. The HiSET® will measure the same competencies as the GED® test. You will be tested in five core areas aligned with the Common Core State Standards: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Scores from the HiSET® program will have two cut-off points. Depending on your score, you will receive a high school equivalency diploma or a career-college-ready diploma.
If you started the GED®, but have not yet finished, your passing GED® scores will remain valid until 12/31/2014 and will be combined with HiSET® scores to complete your diploma.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Westbrook Adult Education at 207.854.0826.
The HiSET® (the High School Equivalency Test) exam is a new high school equivalency testing program that will help you take the next step toward a college degree or a rewarding career. Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Iowa Testing Programs recently created the HiSET program to provide you with a more affordable, more accessible alternative to other high school equivalency tests. It’s another way for you to get the credentials you need to continue your education or to succeed in the workplace.
What if I need tutoring?
Westbrook Adult Education teachers are avilable for HiSET® tutoring. Once you have taken a few pre-tests and we have a better understanding of the type of tutoring you need, a tutoring schedule will be created. There is no charge for tutoring.
How long will it take to get my HiSET®?
This depends on your current educational level and how much time you have to study.
Will I be able to go to college with a HiSET®?
Yes! Colleges and universities accept the HiSET® as the equivalent of a high school diploma.
What if I need to stop studying for a little while, can I come back at any time?
Yes. If you do need to stop studying for a certain amount of time, please let us know. You are welcome to come back at any time.
How old to I have to be to take the HiSET®?
You must be 18 to take the HiSET® tests. Under certain circumstances, students 17 years old can test.
Is there a charge for the testing or for materials?
There is no charge for the HiSET® tests. We do ask that you do not write in any books that we give you and that you return them for use by other students.
Any other questions – please contact us.