Your prison sentence doesn’t have to stop you from reaching your goals.
There are programs you or a loved one can complete in prison that will improve life outcomes after release. One of those programs is HopeWorks’ adult education program. Through this program, inmates in Shelby County Division of Corrections can earn their HiSET. To enter the program, you have to enroll in HopeWorks’ Personal and Career Development within SCDC. Learn more about that program here.
I want my GED. What is HiSET?
They’re the same thing! In Tennessee, our GED program is officially called HiSET. What really matters 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 Personal and Career Development. Enroll in that program within SCDC to start the process.
- 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.