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HiSET Preparation


with Brenda Hio-Hamdan, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

If you are an adult without a high school diploma, the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) program could be your route to improved career prospects, a college education and increased earnings potential. Adult diploma programs are central to the mission and tradition of Maine Adult Education. Get your diploma and be one step closer to achieving your life's goals! Our daytime learning center is open only by appointment due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we have an active tutoring program available via Zoom.  Email us or call our office to get started on your journey to a diploma or beyond!

HiSET Preparation - Online


with Scarborough Adult Learning Center

If you did not earn your high school diploma, taking the HISET (High School Equivalency Test) earns you an equivalent diploma. You MUST be at least 17 years of age and no longer enrolled in high school.

   There are five sections to the computer-based test: Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science, and we can help you to prepare and successfully pass all five tests.

 Students are given pre-tests to determine whether or not you are ready to take the actual Official Tests or may need some preparation work.  

HiSET Preparation (Online)

Students will be given access to HiSET Academy, an online learning platform.  Staff is available to coach students who need assistance with Language Arts-Writing or Math. Please call us for more information at 730-5040 or email Director Marianne Doyle at

You must meet for an Intake Session before starting

a diploma program. All Official Tests are administered in Scarborough by appointment only.

Call Director Marianne Doyle at 730-5045. 

HiSET Testing


with Academic Instructor, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

The HiSET is a High School Equivalency test that replaces the GED in the State of Maine and will:

  • Certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills
  • Prepare for and test in five core areas: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies
  • Official HiSET instruction and testing is offered at our satellite locations
  • Rolling admission

It's Never Too Late To Graduate!

Call our office 627-4291 for more information.

HiSET Writing


with Brenda Hio-Hamdan, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

In this 6-week Zoom course, you’ll learn how to write an essay for the HiSET Writing Test.   The class will focus on organizing your ideas and providing supporting details in an argumentative essay. Grammar, punctuation, and writing mechanics will also be covered.  There will be opportunities for revising and editing with other students. Learn how to write your best essay!

HiSET Preparation and Testing


with Sue Lasselle, RSU16 Adult Education

Similar to the GED®, the HiSET® exam measures learning developed through life experiences in areas of Reading, Science, Social Studies, Math and Writing. Preparation classes, predictor tests and exams are free. Must be seventeen or older. Accommodations are available for persons with documented disabilities per Americans with Disabilities Act.  Please call 345-3217 or email for more information or to schedule an appointment. Start working toward your HiSET credential now!

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