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    What is Adult Education?
    Books Students receive individualized instruction in reading, writing, math, and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) preparation. With flexible hours, students can find time suitable for classes. Call (219) 873-2120 extension 8707 for complete information. 
     

    Who may attend?

    • Individuals age sixteen or older who are out of school
    • Individuals preparing for the TASC
    • High school graduates in need of remediation
    • Individuals whom are foreign-born to learn or improve English
    • Individuals who want to "brush up" on forgotten academic skills
    • You must have lived in Indiana for a minimum of 30 days before you can enroll


    Can I get a regular High School Diploma?
    No... only HSE (High School Equivalency) diplomas are offered.

     
    How long does it take to get my HSE?
    This varies depending on your current skill set.  Students are tested upon enrollment to assess where their levels are and then they must complete a minimum of 12 contact hours prior to taking the TASC test.  Teachers can give students a general idea once they have taken the original TABE test.  Much of this varies depending on how much time a student puts into the refresher coursework.
     
    General Information
     
    AK Smith Career Center provides Adult Education and English as a Second Language classes to Indiana Residents 16 years and older. 

    Minimum program requirements include:

    Completing placement test and a minimum of 12 hours of class time.

    Adult students may have post test waived depending on scoring at entry. 16 and 17 year olds are required to complete the post test and an HSE Readiness Assessment.
     
    For Adult Ed and ESL Class Registration information

    New and returning students over 90 days must bring:

    A valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana ID

    High School Withdrawal form for students under 18

    If a student had an IEP or 504 plan, please provide these documents ASAP. It takes at least a month to get approval for HSE testing accommodations.

    Also, be prepared to fill out paperwork and take a placement test. The complete registration process takes approximately 3-4 hours.


    To register for the HSE test or Retest

    Before registering for the HSE test, students must get a ticket from their teacher stating the student:

    Has completed all pre tests and required post tests.

    Has a minimum of 12 hours of class time. 

    Been an active student within the last 90 days.

    16 and 17 year old students must also have a Superintendent Recommendation form signed after all other requirements are me.

     ****Students must bring their test ticket to register for the HSE Test,  so clear communication with teachers is imperative.****

    You must also bring a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana ID to register for the test.

    Tests are payable by cash, money order, or voucher. The HSE test is $95,  retakes are $19.00 each. Money orders are payable to: MCAS HSE
     
     
    Cancellation Policy:  In the event of a cancellation the testing candidate will receive a credit and the testing candidate will reschedule to take the HSE test at a later date.


    For HSE test results 

    Go to https://indiana.tasctest.com

    Choose “existing account” and enter the information used during HSE registration


    For Diploma and official HSE results


    AK Smith will receive the official HSE diploma and transcript 3-5 weeks after the test date and will call you to either pick them up or have them mailed. 


    If you have lost your original document(s) and need copies you would use the following website. Go to https://www.diplomasender.com

    Register for the site and choose the document type according to your needs.  Your ID# is your Social Security #.
     
     
    You can follow us on Facebook - LaPorte County Adult Education or @LPCgetaGED
     

     

     
     
Last Modified on July 31, 2019