GED Classes El Cajon, California

Posted here is a complete overview of GED® prep classes and testing locations in the El Cajon, California, area.

California uses the new GED® exam for its issuing of HSE (High School Equivalency) diplomas, but also offers its residents two alternative HSE testing methods for that purpose, the HiSET and the TASC exam. Be aware that testing sites decide which test(s) they use. For eligibility requirements visit GED in California, and you can check also our entirely free practice tests for your GED exam.

Face to face testing

If you want to earn your GED diploma, be sure to appear at an official GED testing site fully prepared. The below-shown prep sites will help you to become fully prepared to take state’s high school equivalency exam effectively. Testing over the internet is NOT possible and must be done face-to-face at certified testing centers.


The GED exam tests standard subject areas that students learn in high school and the GED exam now includes four tests that cover the academic subject fields of literacy, math, science, and social studies. HiSET and TASC test the same level of expertise and have two literacy tests (1 on writing and 1 on reading), so five in total, and are not modular.

GED Requirements in California

El Cajon GED preparation classes

Foothills Ad. Education Ctr
1550 Melody Lane | El Cajon | CA 92019 | Ph: (619) 401.4122

East County Career Center (Grossmont Adult Ed)
924 E Main Street | El Cajon | CA 92021 | Ph: (619) 590.3950

El Cajon Ad. Education Ctr
1035 E Madison Avenue | El Cajon | CA 92021 | Ph: (619) 401.9750

East Co. Transitional Living Ctr / Men’s Discipleship Training Program
1527 E Main Street | El Cajon | CA 92021 | Ph: (619) 442.0457

Phoenix High School Independent Study Program
1600 Cuyamaca Street | El Cajon | CA 92020 | Ph: (619) 956.4625

Adult Literacy Program Center (LEARN) – S. Diego County Library El Cajon
201 East Douglas Avenue | El Cajon | CA 92020 | Ph: (619) 588.3740

Career Training Native NetWorks (Southern CA American Indian Resource Center)
239 East Main Street | El Cajon | CA 92020 | Ph: (619) 328.0676

Family Self-Sufficiency Program – Home Start East
131 Avocado Avenue | El Cajon | CA 92020 | Ph: (619) 229.3660
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Locations around El Cajon (cities by alphabet)

Camp Barrett
21077 Lyons Valley Road | Alpine | CA 91901 | Ph: (619) 401.4956

Descanso Detention Facility HSE Program
7878 Campbell Ranch Road | Alpine | CA 91901 | Ph: (619) 659.5530
Unavailable to the public

Manzanita SCTCA Tribal Training Program
39 A Crestwood Road | Boulevard | CA 91905 | Ph: (619) 766.3236

Rancho Del Campo High School
957 Forest Gate Road | Campo | CA 91906 | Ph: (619) 401.3560

Mountain Empire Adult Education
31360 Highway 94 | Campo | CA 91905 | Ph: (619) 478.2735

Phoenix House Academy
23981 Sherilton Valley Road | Descanso | CA 91916 | Ph: (619) 445.1062

El Centro Adult Education (Central Union Ad. School)
1302 South Third Street | El Centro | CA 92243 | Ph: (760) 336.4555
For all El Centro options visit: GED Courses in and around El Centro CA

North Co. Educational Opp. Ctr Escondido GED Classes
 1951 East Valley Pkwy | Escondido | CA 92025 | Ph: (760) 744.1150 x 8110
For all options in the Escondido area visit Escondido GED Courses

Helix Adult Center / HSE Program
7323 University Avenue | La Mesa | CA 91941 |  Ph: (619) 337.6190

Poway USD Adult Education HSE Classes
13626 Twin Peaks Road | Poway | CA 92064 | Ph: (858) 668.4024

Montecito High School HSE Classes
720 9th Street | Ramona | CA 92065 | Ph: (760) 787.4334

San Diego Community Coll. HSE Classes
1400 Park Boulevard | San Diego | CA 92101 | Ph: (619) 388.4600
For a complete listing of San Diego area locations go to San Diego GED Courses

Grossmont Union HS District Adult Ed. Program
9368 Oakbourne Road | Santee | CA 92071 | Ph: (619) 590.3900

Santana Adult Center – HSE program
9915 N Magnolia Avenue | Santee | CA 92071 | Ph: (619) 956.0388

Mt. Miguel Adult Center School
1800 Sweetwater Road | Spring Valley | CA 91977 | Ph: (619) 644.8420

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El Cajon area GED-HiSET-TASC testing centers

Foothills Ad. Education Ctr HSE Testing
1550 Melody Lane | El Cajon | CA 92019 | Ph: (619) 401.4122

Rancho Del Campo High School GED Testing
957 Forrest Gate Road | Campo |  CA 91906 | Ph: (619) 401.3560

MiraCosta College (discontinued)
Barnard Drive | Rm 3102 | Oceanside | CA 92056 | Ph: (760) 795.6685

San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road | San Diego | CA 92111 | Ph: (858) 571.7224

Check as well: Chula Vista area GED Programs

GED Requirements in California

The GED is modular

The GED passing standard was recently (at the beginning of 2016) adjusted from 150 points down to 145 on each of the four GED tests. To learn more, visit our news posts. The GED is modular: you can take one subtest (module), or more, when you are all set to do so, and your scores have a 2-year validity.

GED alternatives – HiSET and TASC

In California, residents can now also choose to take the TASC or the HiSET exam to acquire their high school equivalency diploma. These two alternative examinations are still offered in both paper and computer formats and are cheaper that the now fully ‘digitalized’ GED exam. State GED test centers have the freedom to decide which of the now three HSE assessment programs they will utilize, so be wise and contact a testing center near you for possibilities.

The TASC requires you to attain at least 500 points on each sub-test (where 800 is the max score), and 2 points or higher (max is 8) for your essay. To be successful at the HiSET, your minimum score on each sub-test needs to be 8 (out of 20), the essay score between 2 and 6, and your overall score no less than 45 points.

Who is the GED exam for?

The GED (General Education Development) exam is for individuals who never finished their standard high school training, and the document that you will receive after passing the California GED exam is recognized as equivalent to a high school degree by employers and universities across the United States.

GED preparation

If you want to prepare for GED diploma then you can do it in a number of ways. You can either join your local community college or high school, take online courses through the internet or attend special study classes to prepare for the GED tests. Brief information about the preparatory courses for GED diploma in your district is provided on this page to help you in getting prepared for the tests.

Community or Adult schools HSE classes

People who feel that rigid routine programs or classes can be beneficial for them can enroll in local preparatory classes. The standardized classes are offered by a number of community schools as well as other organizations that can be helpful for you in securing a secondary education credential.

GED self-study

Studying and learning by yourself is another option to prepare yourself for the HSE (high school equivalency) exam if you are willing to proceed on your own. You will need a few prep books to get ready to finish your high school level course before taking GED test. You can also attempt the practice tests provided on this website to know your preparation needs for passing your targeted exam. Language arts, social studies, physical sciences, and math are the subject fields which you will have to prepare for.

Online HSE classes

Online courses can be the right choice for you if you are a full-time employee and want to keep on working while completing your diploma. Online GED courses are offered by some campus-based colleges as well as a number of online schools. But before joining any online school you should ensure that they teach courses at flexible schedules or fix time schedule.

Some of the online schools offer classes in the evening or any other set time whereas some are flexible in this regard. Seen the possibilities and opportunities available these days there is no good reason for not trying to earn your GED diploma. This website is also offering great GED prep video instruction as well as a lot of GED practice tests to get you all geared up to take the GED tests successfully.

Start your career as GED graduate

Even if you want to change your career after getting your GED diploma after all the efforts, it is important not to spoil existing relationships. Even if you will leave your current job you should present yourself professionally, even if you hate your boss or coworkers and even if you hate your job. People will remember the integrity and humbleness shown by you at this moment.

People usually get highly emotional while leaving their job, more particularly when they do not like it wholeheartedly. At this moment they usually express their feelings about their coworkers and boss. But you should be careful at this time, even if you like them all. God knows with whom you may have to work with in future as nothing can be predicted at this time.

About El Cajon

El Cajon (population 102,000) is nicknamed “The Big Box” and is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountain ranges just east of San Diego. The El Cajon Historical Society takes care of the Knox House Museum (280 N. Magnolia Avenue) which is housed in El Cajon’s first commercial building that was built eleven years after the Civil War ended.

Originally it was a building that housed the Knox’s residence and hotel, that later was extended with a kitchen and dining room. Cuyamaca College’s Rancho San Diego campus houses the Heritage of the Americas Museum (12110 Cuyamaca College Drive W) which offers five wings dedicated to the history of Education, Art, Natural History, Archaeology, and Anthropology. The museum is a cultural and educational center featuring (pre)historic works of art and culture, and highlights the rich natural history of the Americas.

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