GED Classes Long Beach, California

Listed in this post are all GED® prep facilities and testing sites in the Long Beach area.

California embraced the GED test for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.

Additionally, the state introduced two alternatives, the HiSET and TASC, for that purpose.

The HSE program is for adults without a high school diploma and offers another chance to acquire an equivalent degree.

The GED contains four separate tests in the fields of literacy, social studies, math, and science that need to be taken on a computer.

You can take one GED subtest (module) at a time and your results are valid for two years from the time of initial registration.

The HiSET and TASC have five tests (literacy is split up in a reading and a writing test) that can also be done separately.

The GED tests must be taken on a computer while The TASC and HiSET are available both on-paper and on-computer.

Long Beach GED prep classes (by ZIP)

CA GED Practice Tests

American Career College
236 E 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802, Phone: 562.206.0400

Charter College Long Beach
100 W Broadway, Suite 3000, Long Beach, CA 90802, Phone: 562.216.7500

W.I.N.T.E.R. Long Beach YouthBuild
690 N Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90803, Phone: 562.431.0302

Transition Age Youth (TAY) program-Long Beach
2025 Seventh Street, Long Beach, CA 90804, Phone: 562.284.0108
This program helps coming-of-age young adults with mental illness (occasionally referred to as “transition age youth”) prepare for their lives in the mainstream community.

Goodwill of Long Beach-Discontinued
800 W Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806, Phone: 562.435.3411 x 211

Centro C.H.A. Inc.
1900 Atlantic Avenue (2nd Floor), Long Beach, CA 90806, Phone: 562.570.4722
Centro C.H.A. can be found in central Long Beach on the corner of 19th Street and Atlantic Avenue (inside the Union Bank, proceed to 2nd floor).

Youth Opportunity Center
3447 Atlantic  Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807, Phone: 562.570.4700

Long Beach One-Stop Career Ctr
3447 Atlantic  Avenue, Long Beach, CA  90807, Phone: 562.570.3700

AltaMed Youth Services Long Beach HSE Program
711 E Wardlow Road (Suite 203), Long Beach, CA 90807, Phone: 562.595.8040

Long Beach City College Learning Resources Department
4901 E Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808, Phone: 562.938.4111

Long Beach Job Corps Center
1903 Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810, Phone: 562.983.1777

Long Beach Rescue Mission
1430 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, Ph: 562.591.1292

Long Beach School for Adults-Cedar Campus
1794 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, Phone: 562.218.0493

Long Beach School for Adults
3701 E Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815, Phone: 562.595.8893 ext. 221

North-West College-Long Beach (Bridge Program)
3799 E Burnett Street, Long Beach, CA 90815, Phone: 562.546.5171

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CA GED Requirements

Locations around Long Beach (cities by alphabet)

Continuing Education (Anaheim Center)
1830 West Romneya Dr, Anaheim – California 92801, Phone: 714.808.4582
For all Anaheim prep locations, go to Anaheim GED Classes

Gardena-Carson Adult School (Carson High School)
22328 S Main Street, Carson, CA 90745, Phone: 310.847.6091

ABC Adult School-Cuesta Campus *)
12254 Cuesta Drive, Cerritos – CA 90703, Phone: 562.229.7960

ABC Adult School Cabrillo Lane *)
20122 Cabrillo Lane, Cerritos, CA 90703, Phone: 562.229.7960

Nathaniel Narbonne High School (Narbonne Adult Learning Center)
24300 S Western Ave, Harbor City – CA 90710, Phone: 310.257.7191

Family Literacy Program (Oak View Publ. Library) 
17251 Oak Ln, Huntington Bch, California 92647, Ph: 714.375.5104

Huntington Beach Adult Education Center
16666  Tunstall Ln, Huntington Bch, California 92647, Ph: 714-847-2873

Huntington Beach Adult School HSE Program
17231 Gothard St, Huntington Bch, California 92647, Ph: 714-842-4227 (x 4420)

Huntington Beach Adult School HSE Program
15871 Springdale St, Huntington Bch, California 92649, Ph: 714-901-8106

Laurel Adult School (at Laurel High School)
10291 Bloomfield St, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, Ph: 562-799-4820

Job Corps Ctr Los Angeles
1020 South Olive St – Los Angeles – CA 90015 – Phone: 213.748.0135
Find all Los Angeles area HSE programs here: Los Angeles GED Courses

Palos Verdes Adult Education
38 Crest Road West, Rolling Hills, CA 90274, Ph: 310-541-7626

Harbor Occupational Center
740 N Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731, Ph: 310-547-5551

San Pedro Skills Center
920 W 36th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, Ph: 310-221-4651

15th Street Adult Learning Center
1527 S Mesa Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, Ph: 424-558-6919

San Pedro-Narbonne CAS
950 W Santa Cruz Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, Ph: 310-547-4425

W.I.N.T.E.R. YouthBuild
131 N Grand Avenue (Bldg 630), San Pedro, CA 907321, Ph: 310-984-6478

Centennial Ed. Center HSE Classes
2900 West Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704, Ph: 714-241-5700
For an overview of Santa Ana-area HSE courses visit: Santa Ana GED Programs

Southern California Regional Occupational Center
2300 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501, Ph: 310.224.4200
See all Torrance options here

American Hispanic School Adult High School
13552 Goldenwest  Street, Westminster – CA 92683, Phone: 714.893.4317

Banning High School (Banning Adult Learning Center)
1527 Lakme Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744, Phone: 310.847.3781

Marine Avenue Adult Learning Center
1468 Marine Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744, Phone: 310.518.1128

Wilmington Skills Center
217 Island Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744, Phone: 310.549.9831

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CA GED online classes

Long Beach area GED testing centers

Long Beach School for Adults
3701 E Willow Street, Long Beach – CA 90815, Phone: 562.595.8893 ext. 221

Bellflower Adult School
9242 Laurel Street, Bellflower – CA 90706, Phone: 562.461.2218

ABC Adult School
12254 Cuesta Drive, Cerritos – CA 90703, Phone: 562.229.7960

GED Essay Topic with Sample

What is the GED?

The GED (General Education Development) exam is created to give adults who don’t have a high school diploma another chance to obtain a comparable diploma. The certification that you are given when you successfully complete the California GED tests is well-accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma and recognized by U.S. government agencies, businesses, and universities.

The GED exam assesses general knowledge that students must have when completing high school. There is no need to take all four tests/modules in a row. You can now prepare (and pay) for one section, pass that test, and move ahead to the next subject field. A great improvement compared to the old GED exams. The HiSET and TASC modules may, if you wish, also be taken separately.

HSE preparation

Do not come to sit for the HSE exam unless you are totally prepared. Check out the listing of prep facilities above, or get books from the local library or bookstore. If you are a disciplined person, studying over the internet is a good option, so check our post on online GED courses, but do get prepared! Online HSE testing is NO option. Personal appearance is required at a state-designated official HSE testing center. Two years after the latest GED edition was published, the passing score was reduced to 145 on each subtest as it was clearly set too high in comparison to what high school graduates must command. TASC and HiSET have their own methods for scoring.

HSE and the economy

Lack of a secondary education degree (high school diploma or HSE certificate) is keeping a lot of people from getting a (better) job. You also need that degree to enter college or university. If you will get the HSE credential, you will surely be finding a well-paying job (there are millions of vacant jobs that require a High School diploma or similar), and if you want to keep on studying, or get into the Military, you cannot do without it. Get properly prepared to secure your important HSE diploma.

Can I take the HSE exam online?

The GED testing system has completely changed. The pencil and paper GED is no more, and the exam is now offered only on a computer, but you still CANNOT take the GED exam over the internet. Beware that there are hundreds of websites that offer high school diplomas, GED credentials, and other related things. What they don’t tell you, though, is that their so-called “accredited degrees” are worthless. These sites only want to make a quick buck, and at your expense! So GED, TASC, and HiSET testing is just NOT available over the internet!

*) ABC Adult School

Prior to registration for the official GED exam, it is advisable that applicants sign up for a GED prep class. ABC Adult School offers such a program, and all applicants must attend a registration session where they will be assessed in reading, math, and writing skills so the school can come up with a personalized study plan.

The Learning Center offers a variety of options for GED preparation: textbook-based studying, multimedia DVD education, and interactive computer study options. The school has many committed and experienced instructional aides who are trained to give adult education classes. GED students can work towards the four tests (or only one, if they want) at their own pace, and they can attend classes according to their personal schedules.