This is a complete overview of GED® prep locations and test centers in the San Jose area.
California is using several options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the TASC, GED, and HiSET.
The HSE test gives adults who quit high school prematurely the chance to get hold of an equivalent degree.
All three HSE tests measure knowledge at a level that compares to that of graduating HS seniors.
The GED comes with four separate tests (modules) in Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies that must be completed in maximally two years.
The HiSET and TASC include five non-modular tests as the Literacy Sections come with separate reading and writing tests.
The GED is administered exclusively on a computer while the HiSET and TASC are offered in both a computerized and paper-based version.
San Jose HSE prep facilities (by ZIP)
1381 S First St, San Jose, CA 95110, Phone 408-283-5800
Center for Employment Training
701 Vine St, San Jose, CA 95110, Phone 408-534-5360
San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School
2650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95111, Phone 408-639-9486
Andrew Hill Adult Center | HSE Program
32900 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95111, Phone 408-347-4390
Goodwill of Silicon Valley
1080 N 7th St, San Jose, CA 95112, Phone: 408-869-9195
San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School
1560 Berger Dr, San Jose, CA 95112, Phone: 408-283-7171
San Jose Adult Center | HSE Program
1149 E Julian St, San Jose, CA 95116, Phone 408-947-2311
Center For Training & Careers
749 Story Rd, Ste 10, San Jose, CA 95122, Phone 408-213-0961
Overfelt Adult Center (East Side Adult Education)
1901 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122, Phone 408-251-2923
The National Hispanic University | HSE Program
14271 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95127, Phone 408-729-2208
San Jose Job Corps Center HiSET Program
3485 East Hills Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, Phone 408-254-5627
Campbell Adult & Community Education (Del Mar Learning Center) *)
1224 Del Mar Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, Phone 408-626-3402
Metropolitan Adult Education Program (Campbell Union High School)
1224 Del Mar Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, Phone 408-947-2300
San Jose City College | HSE Program
2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, Phone 408-288-3750
Santa Clara Co. Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95131, Phone 408-453-6886
The Santa Clara Co. Office of Education offers the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test), which is a high school equivalency certification exam that is available both computer- and paper-based. Passing the five-test exam will result in a high school equivalency certificate.
East Side Adult Education
625 Educational Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95133, Phone 408-213-0961 ext. 32
Evergreen Valley College | Career Ctr
3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, CA 95135, Phone 408-274-7900 x 6620
Silicon Valley Adult Education
760 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95136, Phone 408-723-6450
Metropolitan Ad. Education Program | HSE Classes
4849 Pearl Ave, Rm 1, San Jose, CA 95136, Phone 408-723-6450
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Locations around San Jose (cities by alphabet)
Antioch AdultBasic Education
820 W 2nd St, Antioch, CA 94509, Phone 925-779-7490
De Anza College Career Ctr | Eastside Adult Education
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014, Phone 408-864-884
Fremont Adult Education Center
4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont, California 94538, Ph 510.793.6469
See more Fremont area GED prep facilities at Fremont area GED Classes
Gavilan College Career Ctr | HSE Program
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Student Ctr Bldg, Rm 102, Gilroy, CA 95020, Phone 408-848-4818
Gilroy Adult Education
7881 Murray Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020, Phone 408-848-7149
More Gilroy area prep facilities are found here
Hayward Salvation Army
1027 A St, Hayward – California 94541 – Ph 510.538.2759
Check out all Hayward area GED classes here: Hayward GED Prep Locations
Foothill College Career Center **)
12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, Phone 650-949-7229
This is NOT a GED prep facility, but offers combination programs, see below
Los Gatos-Saratoga Adult School
123 E. Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030, Phone 408-354-8700
Project Read | Menlo Park Publ. Library
800 Alma St | Menlo Park | CA 94025 | Phone 650 – 330 – 2525
Sequoia District Adult Education
3247 Middlefield Rd | Menlo Park | CA 94025 | Phone 650-306-8866
1200 O’Brien Dr | Menlo Park | CA 94025 | Phone 650-330-6429
Santa Clara County | Vision Literacy
540 Valley Way – Milpitas – California 95035 | Phone 408-262-1349
Milpitas Adult School | HSE Program (Ayer High School)
1331 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035, Phone 408-945-2392
Morgan Hill Comm. Adult School | HSE Classes
17940 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Phone 408-201-6520
Learning & Loving Education Center
16890 Church St (Bldg 16), Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Phone 408-776-1196
High School Equivalency Classes in Spanish are available on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon
William F. James Boys Ranch Detention Facility HSE Program
19050 Malaguerra Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Phone 408-201-7600
This is not a public program
Mountain View Los Altos Ad. Education
333 Moffet Blvd | Mountain View | CA 94043 | Phone 650 – 940 – 1333
Young Parent Program | HSE Classes
333 Moffett Blvd | Mountain View | CA 94043 | Phone 650 – 967 – 7919
Palo Alto Adult School
50 Embarcadero Road (Tower Building) | Palo Alto | CA 94301 | Phone 650-329-3752
The main office of the Palo Alto Adult School is located in the Tower Building at the Palo Alto H.S. campus
Julia Briones Kids Club (Palo Alto Adult School)
4100 Orme Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Phone 650-329-3752
Greendell School (Palo Alto Adult School)
4120 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Phone 650-329-3752
Gunn High School (Palo Alto Adult School)
780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Phone 650-329-3752
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School (Palo Alto Adult School)
480 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Phone 650-329-3752
Wesley United Methodist Church (Palo Alto Adult School)
463 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Phone 650-329-3752
Puente Community Center HSE Classes
620 North Street, Pescadero, California 94060, Phone 650-879-1691
Mountain View High School | HSE Program
1000 N Ramona Blvd, San Jacinto, CA 92582, Phone 951-487-7710
San Mateo Ad. School | HSE Program
789 East Poplar Ave, San Mateo, California 94401, Phone 650.558.2100
To learn all about San Mateo area HSE locations go to San Mateo GED Classes
Santa Clara Ad. Education Ctr | HSE Classes
1840 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Phone 408-423-3500
Mission College Career Ctr | HSE Program ***)
3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Phone 408-748-2729
Santa Cruz Adult School
319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone 831-429-3966
Escondido Village (Palo Alto Adult School)
729 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305, Phone 650-329-3752
FUHSD Adult Education | HSE Program
591 W Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Phone 408-522-2717
Sunnyvale One-Stop Career Center
505 W Olive Ave (Ste 550), Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Phone 408-730-7232
Fremont Adult & Community Education | HSE Classes
589 Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Phone 408-522-2700
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San Jose area testing centers
Santa Clara County Office of Education (HiSET exam)
1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95131, Phone 408-453-6886
Silicon Valley Adult School
760 Hillsdale Ave, Rm 1, San Jose, CA 95136, Phone 408-723-6450
Milpitas GED Test Center
1331 East Calaveras Blvd | Milpitas | Ca 95035 | Phone 408.957.5487
Morgan Hill Adult School
17940 Monterey Rd | Morgan Hill | CA 95037 | Phone: 408.201.6520
Mountain View Adult Ed. Center
333 Moffett Boulevard – Mountain View – CA 94043 – Ph 650.940.1333
Check out also: San Francisco GED Prep Programs
Is the HSE exam available online?
The answer is no. The GED, TASC, and HiSET are not available online, and if a website offers the GED exam or the GED diploma via the internet, that site is false. In order to take the exam, you must go to a designated testing center. This also applies to the TASC and HiSET. No problem with online prep courses, but testing must be done at a designated testing site. Completing the GED exam successfully will open up doors to colleges and universities, and greatly improve options for better earnings and new job opportunities.
Besides the new GED exam offers California also two nationally accredited alternative assessment programs for high school equivalency testing: the TASC and the HiSET exams. Testing centers can decide for themselves which one (or more) of the three exams they will use, so contact a test center near you before you start preparing (though the content of all exams is rather similar).
GED – what’s new
For all sorts of information about the latest edition of the GED program, you best go to the GED organization’s website: GED.com. There you will be asked to make your account at MyGED. This way you will learn how to register and schedule your exams, and you will be offered great school and academic program descriptions, and job trends, developments, and possibilities.
GED passing score
The new GED exam comes with a new scoring table. The results are measured on a scale of 100 to 200, and you must attain a score of at least 145 points on every one of the four tests. This score was lowered at the beginning of 2016. HiSET and TASC have their own scoring methods. The HSE diploma qualifies for a college education and will surely result in far better (paying) employment options.
*) Campbell Adult and Community Education
Campbell Adult and Community Education (CACE) offers GED prep classes providing adults with the chance to prepare for GED exam’s four tests. The school’s courses include textbook assignments, computer-aided training, video instruction, online learning, and both personalized and class interactions geared toward improving a student’s test-taking competencies, career building, and academic proficiency. CACE students are required to create a personal learning plan to help achieve personal, educational, and professional goals.
Campbell Adult and Community Education is accredited by WASC (The Western Association of Schools and Colleges). All new applicants will be assessed in an orientation session, and those interested should make an appointment (See above). The school’s GED prep classes support applicants in attaining the knowledge and academic skills required to take and pass the four tests of the GED examination.
These classes include all textbook assignments, computer-based classes, video instruction, as well as individual and class-based activities directed towards improving test-taking skills on the four subjects of the new GED exam: Science, Math, Social Studies, and Literacy.
The school’s Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training (IBEST) program is created to assist applicants in their efforts to boost their reading, writing and math competencies prior to preparing for the actual GED exam. The school also offers GED prep classes in Spanish on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
**) Foothill College
Foothill College is not a GED preparation facility, but if you think of continuing your academic education, perhaps in combination with earning your GED diploma in the region (at Santa Clara or Mountain View-Los Altos Ad. Education, at Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult & Community Education, or at the Palo Alto Adult School), Foothill College can be the address. The school provides top academic, career, and support programs to get your career to the next level.
***) Mission College Career Ctr – Academic Support Study Center
Mission College Career Ctr – Academic Support Study Center ( Main Building S2-401 and S2-201). The center provides tutoring for most of Mission College’s courses. Assistance is available throughout the year, you can just drop-in, make an appointment, and group tutoring is also offered.
The Study Center provides academic support and strategies to be successful with homework, tests, and projects, and it is a great help to develop computer literacy skills, to enhance students’ reading, writing, grammar, and math proficiency and provides ESL (English as a second language) classes as well.