GED Classes Portland, Maine

Last Updated on May 15, 2024.

This post lists all GED (in Maine: HiSET) class sites and testing centers in the Portland, Maine, region. Maine uses the HiSET for its High School Equivalency testing program.

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HiSET testing can be done online and at state-recognized test centers in many states, though, in Maine, the online exam is not offered.

The HiSET exam, in the same way as the GED test, offers adults who did not finish high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.

There are students who do better if they learn under the guidance of a teacher, but others may get optimally prepared by using an inline prep course. The HiSET and GED exams have similar content, so you can very well use our resources for HiSET preparation.

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The HiSET exam has five tests that assess a candidate’s knowledge in these subject areas:

  • Language Arts Reading
  • Language Arts Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

The assessment can be taken both on a computer and on paper in most states that use the HiSET, but Maine offers only computer-based testing.

It used to be that the HiSET exam was not available via the Internet. You needed to appear in person at a Maine-approved testing center to sit for the test face-to-face, and this is still the case in Maine. The recent introduction of a new online test-taking option, however, has changed that in many states. Read more below.

The Maine high school equivalency diploma is accepted in the same way as a common high school diploma by employers and schools.

There’s a new initiative in Maine that allows high school and HiSET graduates to enroll in one of Maine’s community college programs FOR FREE for two years. Check here to learn more about -> free college tuition in Maine.

If you’d like to learn more about qualification criteria, HiSET scoring, or fees, check out this page: The GED (HiSET) Exam In Maine. 

Portland GED Prep Sites (HiSET)

Portland Adult Education
14 Locust Street, Portland, ME 04101, Phone: 207-874-8155

LearningWorks YouthBuild
181 Brackett Street, Portland, ME 04102, Phone: 207-775-0105 ext. 142

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland
142 High Street, Suite 514, Portland, ME 04104, Phone: 207-780-1352 or 207-773-3191

Portland Street Academy
343 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101, Phone: 207-874-1147/8155
Agency to help Portland homeless youth achieve their educational goals

Greater Portland Career Center (Referral Only)
151 Jetport Boulevard, Portland, ME 04102, Phone: 207-822-3300 or 877-594-5627

Locations around Portland (Cities by Alphabet)

Mid Coast Literacy
9 Park Street, Ste 1, Bath, ME 04530, Phone: 207.443.6384

MSAD #44 Adult Education HiSET Program (at Telstar High)
284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel, ME 04217, Phone: 207-824-2136 ext. 1340

Biddeford Adult Education
189 Alfred Street, Biddeford, ME 04005, Phone: 207-282-3883

Brunswick Career Center (Referral)
12 Sewall St, Brunswick, ME 04011, Phone: 207.373.4000
Southern Midcoast Career Center is located at Southern Maine Community College’s Midcoast Campus.

Bonny Eagle Adult Education
290 Parker Farm Road, Buxton, ME 04093, Phone: 207-929-9185

Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education
172 Main St, Suite 3, Cornish, ME 04020, Phone: 207-625-3092

Cumberland-North Yarmouth Community Education
290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, ME 04021 – Phone: 207-829-2208

RSU5 Adult & Community Education
17 West Street, Freeport, ME 04032, Phone: 207-865-6171

Gorham Adult Education
106 Weeks Road, Gorham, ME 04038, Phone: 207-222-1095

Gray-New Gloucester Adult and Community Education HiSET Classes
10 Libby Hill Rd, Gray, Maine 04039, Ph: 207.657.9612

Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education
213 S Hiram Rd, Hiram, ME 04041, Ph: 207.625.3092

RSU21 Adult Education
177 Alewive Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-985-1116

Lewiston Adult Education-HiSET Classes
156 East Ave, Lewiston, Maine 04240, Ph: 207.795.4141
Find all Lewiston area prep facilities here -> Lewiston Area GED (HiSET) Classes

Old Orchard Beach Adult Learning Center HiSET Classes
40 Emerson Cummings Blvd, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064, Phone: 207-934-7922

Saco Learning Center
80 Common St, Saco, ME 04072, Phone: 207-282-3846

Scarborough Adult Learning Center HiSET Academy (@Scarborough High School)
11 Municipal Drive, Room A100, Scarborough, ME 04074, Phone: 207-730-5040

Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education 
256 Main Street, South Paris, ME 04281, Phone: 207-743-8842

South Portland Adult Education
637 Highland Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106, Phone: 207-767-3266

A.R. Gould School (Long Creek Youth Development Center)
675 Westbrook Street, South Portland, ME 04106, Phone: 207-822-2600
No public availability

Sanford Community Adult Education (Anderson Learning Center)
21 Bradeen Street, Suite 201, Springvale, ME 04083, Phone: 207-490-5145

Carroll County Adult Education
680 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, NH 03860, Phone: 603-323-5100

Merrymeeting Adult Education
35 Republic Avenue, Topsham, ME 04086, Phone: 207.729.7323
Merrymeeting Adult Education (MAE) is a joint effort of  Maine School Administrative District #75 and the Brunswick School Department.

Massabesic Center for Adult Learning
84 West Road, Massabesic High East Bldg, Waterboro, ME 04087, Phone: 207-247-2022

Westbrook Adult Education Center
125 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04092, Phone: 207-854-0826
Westbrook Adult Education is located in the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center, just behind Westbrook High.

Windham/Raymond Adult Education
406 Gray Road, Windham, ME 04062, Phone: 207-892-1819
Windham/Raymond Adult Education is located behind Windham High School.

Maine Correctional Center
17 Mallison Falls Road, Windham, ME 04062, Phone: 207-893-7149
No public availability

Introducing the Online HiSET Exam

Until recently, HiSET testing was not offered online, and it still is not in Maine. To earn your Maine high school equivalency diploma, your personal appearance at one of Maine’s state-designated HiSET testing centers was and is required. In many states, however, all of this has changed with the introduction of a new online proctored HiSET testing option. This online option is called the HiSET-At-Home Exam.

So in several states, you can also take the HiSET exam from your own home in an online format that uses a proctor to oversee your testing activities and who checks if you do it all according to some pretty strict regulations. Check out this post -> ‘The HiSET Online Test’ if you want to learn more.

Portland Area GED Test Centers (HiSET)

Portland Public Schools Adult Education
14 Locust St | Portland | Maine 04101 | Phone 207.874.8155

Street Academy HiSET Testing
343 Cumberland Ave | Portland | Maine 04101 | Phone 207.874.8155

From here, cities by alphabet

Old Orchard Beach High School OOB/Saco HiSET Testing Center
28 Jameson Hill Rd | Old Orchard Beach | Maine 04064 | Phone 207. 282.3846

South Portland High School
637 Highland Ave | South Portland | Maine 04106 | Phone: 207.767.3266 ext 3834

Sanford Community Adult Education
21 Bradeen St | Springvale | Maine 04083 | Phone 207.490.5145

Wells-Ogunquit Adult Ed. HiSET Testing (@Wells High)
200 Sanford Rd | Wells | Maine 04090 | Phone 207.646.4565

Westbrook Adult Education HiSET Test Center
125 Stroudwater St | Westbrook | Maine 04092 | Phone 207.854.0826

Windham-Raymond Ad. Education HSE testing
406 Gray Rd | Windham | Maine 04062 | Phone 207.892.1819 ext 2190

York Adult Ed. HiSET Testing
30 Organug Rd | York | Maine 03909 | Phone: 207.393.7922

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