GED Classes Placerville, California

Last Updated on April 10, 2024.

This page lists all GED prep facilities and testing sites in the Placerville area. California is using the computerized GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.


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On top of that, the state offers the HiSET exam, which is offered both on a computer and on paper.

You can take both options online or at an official California testing facility. Learn more about online testing below.

The GED® and HiSET® exams offer adults who left high school prematurely the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.

HSE testing takes place at a level that compares to that of HS students upon graduation. The GED has four separate subtests (modules) that address:

  • Science (including Chemistry & Physics)
  • Mathematics
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies (including Biology and Geography)

These subtests may be taken one at a time and in any order.

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The HiSET comes with five (also modular) tests, as writing and reading are separate subtests.

Visit “GED Testing In California” if you want to read more about the cost of GED and HiSET in California and eligibility criteria.

Placerville GED Prep Locations

Charter Adult Education (El Dorado County Office of Education)
6767 Green Valley Road | Placerville | CA 95667 | Ph: (530) 295-2291/2434
Charter Adult Education offers free GED Prep classes from El Dorado Hills to Lake Tahoe. The courses are open to persons 18 years of age or older.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (El Dorado County Adult Ed.)
5281 Honpie Road | Placerville | CA 95667 | Ph: (530) 295-2291/2434
for Tribal or TANF members

Locations around Placerville (Cities by Alphabet)

Placer School for Adult Education
3775 Richardson Dr | Auburn | CA 95602 | Ph: (530) 885-8585
All Auburn area GED prep sites <- are listed in this post

Charter Adult Education El Dorado
6187 Pleasant Valley Rd | El Dorado | CA 95623 – Ph: (530) 295-4541

Folsom’s Hope High School Equivalency Instruction
1100 Blue Ravine Rd | Folsom | CA 95630 | Ph: (916) 246.9978

Amador County Library Adult Literacy-Lifeskills Program
530 Sutter St | Jackson | CA 95642 | Ph: (209) 223-6305

Family Learning & Support Center-ATCAA 
935 South Hwy 49 | Jackson | CA 95642 | Ph: (209) 223-1485

Mt. Tallac High (El Dorado County Adult Ed.)
1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd | Rm B5 | South Lake Tahoe | CA 96150 | Ph: (530) 295-2291

South Lake Tahoe Jail High School Equivalency Instruction
1051 Lake Tahoe Blvd | South Lake Tahoe | CA 96150 | Ph: (530) 295-2291
Not publicly available

Independence High School (Amador County Adult Ed.)
525 Independence Dr | Suite A | Sutter Creek | CA 95642 | Ph: (209) 257-5106

Placerville Area GED Testing Sites

El Dorado County Office of Education (GED, Building K, 2nd Floor )
6767 Green Valley Rd | Placerville | CA 95667 | Ph: 530.295.2291

Placer Union High School District (GED)
3775 Richardson Dr | Auburn | CA 95602 | Ph: (530) 537.2515

Sunrise Tech (GED)
7322 Sunrise Blvd | Citrus Heights | CA 95610 | Ph: (916) 971.7654

Folsom-Cordova Adult Ed (HiSET)
10850 Gadsten Way | Rancho Cordova | CA 95670 | Ph: (916) 635.6810 x 128

Roseville Adult School (GED)
200 Branstetter St | Roseville | CA 95678 | Ph: (916) 782-3952

Amador Adult Education (GED)
525 Independence Dr | Suite A | Sutter Creek | CA 95685 | Ph: (209) 257-5110

Online GED and HiSET

Today, the HiSET and GED tests are available online as well. Until recently, that was not possible. Test-takers had to come to a state-approved test center and take the tests in person. Now, that has changed.

To qualify for taking the GED exam online, you have to attain “green” scores on the official GED Ready practice test. To learn all about taking the HiSET online, go to this article, ‘The online HiSET test,’ and for information about online GED testing, check out ‘The online proctored GED test.’


California decided to use two options for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing programs available to its residents: the HiSET and the GED. The HiSET is slightly cheaper than the GED and is offered in both paper- and computer-based formats, whereas the GED exam is only available on a computer.

The HiSET has two separate literacy tests (writing and reading), so five in total. Testing centers can decide which testing method(s) they use, so check with a testing site near you. All California testing centers <- can be found here.

Who Can Take the GED Exam?

The GED diploma is ideal for adults who, for several reasons, were not able to finish the 4 years of high school education. You can enroll in classes that are offered at your local community college and at some private facilities. Go through the list provided above and discover the GED classes that are being offered in your locality.

But if you are busy with family obligations and work-related tasks, you can benefit from online classes or study-at-home programs that offer you convenience. These options ensure that you don’t always rush from your place of work to school. You can study at your convenience when you are free from work and family-related obligations.

However, there is a word of advice – ensure that the online GED program in which you enroll is legitimate, like the GED-accredited online prep course developed by Onsego. Look at our review of free online GED classes, preparation books, and practice tests just to be on the safe side. These learning resources ensure that you get ready to take your GED tests successfully.

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