Imagine yourself crossing the stage at graduation.
A lot of Memphians don’t finish high school when they’re 18 for a number of reasons. Maybe you had to start working to support your family, you had a baby on the way or you simply didn’t see why you needed to finish. At HopeWorks, the reason why you left or what happened in between then and now doesn’t matter. What matters is that you want to earn your high school equivalency degree.
I want my GED. What is HiSET?
They’re the same thing! In Tennessee, our GED program is officially called HiSET. The important thing is that you’re earning a high school equivalency degree that will help you build a better future.
What’s the process?
- It starts with orientation. Our trained staff will guide you through information about HopeWorks and will help you pick a class schedule that works for you.
- Then we’ll see where you stand. Students will also take the TABE test online. It’s basically the best way to show our team of teachers your areas of strength and how we can help you earn your GED.
- From there, classes start. Based on your TABE test, our team of teachers guides you through structured lessons that fill in information gaps you need to know for your HiSET test.
Why should I do this?
- You’ll hone your skills. HopeWorks AE graduates leave HopeWorks as better thinkers, better readers, stronger at math and ready to take on their next life goal.
- You’ll feel accomplished. There is a lot to be said about finishing something you started. When you earn your HiSET, you’ll feel the satisfaction of completing your high school experience.
- You’ll make your loved ones proud. No matter who fills the seats at your graduation ceremony – children, siblings, cousins, friends, partners or parents – you’ll make them proud.
- You’ll open career opportunities. With your HiSET, you’ll have access to more career opportunities than you did without one. Oftentimes, you’ll be able to earn more money, have access to better benefits and generally make a better life for yourself and your family.