High School Equivalency (GED/ HiSET)

Class meeting days and times:

Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 11:00am (Ms. Yesenia Flores only)
12:30pm - 3:00pm (Ms. Linda Gaudenti and Ms. Yesenia Flores)
6:00pm - 8:30pm (Ms. Linda Gaudenti only)

High School Equivalency Preparation (HSE) Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students to pass the GED or HiSET examination in order to obtain a High School Equivalency Certificate.


Students must score 238+ on the CASAS test.

Knowledge and use of the English language is highly recommended.

Textbook & Course Materials

A variety of language arts, math, social studies, science, and GED prep textbooks will be available to students for use while in the classroom. Computer programs and online programs will be offered to students as appropriate to academic levels, needs, and goals.

The option to purchase a high school Equivalency Preparation book will be offered to students.

This is the link to Essential Education: Essential Education

This is the link to Mathantics: https://mathantics.com

This is the Link to GED Practice: Free GED Sample Test Online for Adults | GED®

This is the Link to Hi-Set Practice: HiSET Practice Tests | HiSET

Course Requirements

Students will be expected to be diligent in their studies as outlined in the individualized study plan, complete assignments in a timely matter, maintain consistent attendance, and respect others by adhering to classroom policy. Students must attend class and complete at least 10 hours of work on their programs each week.

Course Structure

Students will begin the course by taking a CASAS 900 series "Life and Skills" test. This score will determine the student’s reading level and will be used to implement the student’s individualized study plan. Later in the semester a post-test will be given to monitor progress and is required to be taken by all students. The student’s study plan will either be ABE or HSE, which will be laid out in their study plan tracking sheet. As a student progresses and needs arise, textbooks, materials, and computer programs will be adjusted and recorded on the student’s tracking sheet. For HSE students, the GED/HiSET Academy online program will be assigned as students successfully complete assignments as stated in their study plan. This online program is the final step prior to taking the GED or HiSET exam. 

Course Objectives

  • High School Equivalency Preparation:
  • Demonstrate the competency skills necessary to pass the GED or HiSET exam. Content: Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Math.
  • Demonstrate the ability to pass a High School Equivalency Certificate Exam in all five content areas.
  • Demonstrate computer skills.

You will meet the objectives listed above through a combination of the following activities in this course:

  • Consistent class attendance
  • Commitment to additional Homework/Study outside of class
  • Participation in classroom instruction and activities
  • Diligence in completing assignments as stated in the Study Plan

Classroom Policy

Attendance: You must attend regularly and communicate all absences to your instructor or you will be dropped from the class. Lincoln Education Center’s attendance policy is as follows:

  1. When a student is absent for 8 consecutive classes and has not notified the teacher, the student will be dropped and will not be permitted to re-enroll until the next semester.
  2. When a student has 8 absences that are not consecutive for no viable reasons, the student will be dropped and will not be permitted to re-enroll until the next semester.
  3. When a student has 8 absences that are not consecutive, but has notified the teacher and the reasons are viable, it will be at the teacher’s discretion to drop the student.

Viable absences include: funeral, change in work schedule, family emergency, childcare, transportation issue, personal or child illness, personal issue shared with the teacher, visit to home country (time away should be within reason. 

If you must be absent, please call the school at (714)663-6291 or email the instructor at yflores@ggusd.us or lgaudenti@ggusd.us

 Instructors: Yesenia Flores & Linda Gaudenti

  • Classroom: G-2

Classroom Rules 

A quiet environment is necessary in the classroom. Please speak softly while seeking help from the instructor or another student. Turn off your cell phone. Any student disturbing the class will be asked to leave.

Do not write in any textbook and all books must remain in the classroom. Computer use is for school study and instruction ONLY. Use of the internet, email, and game playing are not permitted. No food is allowed in the classroom. Drinks are acceptable in containers with lids.  The restroom may be used at any time without permission. Roaming around campus during class for any other reason is not permitted.

Campus Policy

There is NO smoking anywhere on campus, including the parking lot or inside vehicles. Smoking is permitted ONLY off campus on the sidewalk. Any students caught smoking on campus will be dismissed from class.