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HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)


with Robyn Raymond, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

The HiSET is a series of five tests: reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Passing all five tests shows that you have the skills and knowledge expected of high school graduates. Your HiSET degree will open doors for work and college. 

Meet with a student adviser and plan for classes or tutoring to prepare for the tests. HiSET is a self-paced option to earning your high school credential. 

HiSET classes are small group or 1:1 tutoring to help you prepare for the test success. Build essential academic skills while learning invaluable test taking tips. 

HiSET Preparation


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

HiSet is Maine’s general education development (GED) program. 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!

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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

HiSet is Maine’s general education development (GED) program. 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!

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with HHACE Instructors, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Our Adult Ed Program can help you achieve your HiSET! (High School Equivalency Test).  

Aligned to new college-and-career readiness standards for adults, the HiSET® exam certifies that candidates' academic knowledge and skills are equivalent to those of high school graduates. Affordable and accessible, the HiSET exam is changing the lives of the people who take it. Learn more about the fastest-growing exam on the market and how it can benefit your test takers and students.

The HiSET is FREE for Maine residents!

The HiSET® exam measures proficiency in five core subject areas:

Language Arts - Reading  * Language Arts – Writing * Mathematics * Science * Social Studies

Descriptions and detailed information on each of these five content areas, including a sample question for each, can be found in the Test at a Glance (PDF) document.



with Elizabeth Bremner, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Whether preparing for the HiSET exam, earning credits towards an adult education diploma, or working on math skills for career advancement, students will work within an individualized program to improve knowledge of mathematical topics, ranging from basic mathematical literacy to algebra and geometry concepts.

Materials and pace will vary, depending on student needs.

Math Focus


with Elizabeth Bremner, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Students will work with a variety of materials to understand a range of mathematical topics.

Students will receive targeted instruction and may work independently or with other students to complete assigned tasks and improve skills.

Math Learning Lab


with Academic Instructor, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to learn basic, everyday math skills, prepare for the HiSET math exam and/or brush up on math for college, in a relaxed, comfortable enviroment. If you have always found math to be a struggle, join our math learning lab to gain more confidence. Our instructors assess students and develop individualized programs to meet academic needs.


  • Tuesdays:  8:30 am to 7:00pm
  • Wednedays:  8:30 am to 2:00pm
  • Thursdays:  8:30 am to 12:00pm


  • Tuesday:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Rolling Admissions

For more information call 207-647-3015 or use the Register Online button and we will contact you.

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