This post lists all GED preparatory classes and testing locations in the Santa Clarita region. California is using the GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.
Additionally, California introduced the HiSET exam for this purpose.
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Both exams are now available online and at state-certified testing centers. For more information about online testing, check below.
The HiSET® is available in both paper-based and computer-formatted versions, whereas the GED® is done exclusively computer-based.
The GED includes four individual subtests in math, social studies, science, and literacy that may be dealt with separately.
The HiSET exam contains five subtests (Literacy has individual writing and reading tests) that may be taken separately as well.
Santa Clarita GED Prep Facilities
College of the Canyons-Valencia Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road (Hasley Hall-306), Santa Clarita, CA 91355, Phone: 661-362-3304/3300
College of the Canyons-Canyon Country Campus
17200 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91351, Phone: 661-362-3304/3300
Golden Oak Adult School (HiSET)
23201 Dalbey Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91321, Ph: 661-253-0583
Locations Around Santa Clarita (Cities By Alphabet)
Rinaldi Adult Center (North Valley Adult and Career Education)
17540 Rinaldi St, Suite 6, Granada Hills, CA 91344, Ph: 818-366-9171
Antelope Valley Ad. Education GED Classes
45110 3rd St, E. Lancaster, California 93535, Ph: 661.942.3042
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North Valley Occupational Ctr HiSET Instruction
11450 N Sharp Ave, Mission Hills, California 91345, Ph 818.345.9645
North Valley Occupational Center offers various preparation options to applicants wishing to get ready to take the California HSE (high school equivalency) exam. They can sign up for the “Individualized Instruction Lab,” they can sign up for the school’s “HSEC Distance Learning Program,” or come to the school’s traditional class settings. The school’s East Valley Skills Center classes get students all set for the HiSET examination in both English and Spanish.
Northridge Sylvan Learning Center
8984 Tampa Ave, Northridge, California 91324, Ph: 747.202.6021
Pacoima Five Keys
13545-B Van Nuys Blvd, Suite B-8, Pacoima, CA 91331, Ph: 323-685-2782
Simi Valley Ad. Education GED Classes
1880 Blackstock Ave, Simi Valley – CA 93065 – Ph: 805.579.6200 x 1615
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Skills Center of East Valley
8601 Arleta Avenue, Sun Valley, California 91352, Phone: 818.759.5841
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342, Phone 818-364-7774
Golden Oak Adult School GED Instruction
23201 Dalbey Dr, Valencia, California 91355, Ph: 661.253.0583
Valencia Huntington Center
28132 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, CA 91355, Phone: 661-775-9200
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Santa Clarita Area GED Test Centers
From Santa Clarita, Cities by Alphabet
College of the Canyons (GED Testing)
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355, Phone 661-362-3194
Golden Oak School (HiSET Testing)
23201 Dalbey Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91355, Phone 661-253-0583
Burbank Adult School (Mingay Center, GED)
3811 Allan Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505, Phone 818-729-5950
Fillmore Adult Education (HiSET Testing)
627 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore, CA 93015, Phone 805-.524-8232
Rinaldi Adult Education (HiSET Testing)
17540 Rinaldi St, Suite 6, Granada Hills, CA 91344, Phone 818-832-8063/213-765-2573
Van Nuys Alternative Education (HiSET)
15810 Saticoy Street, Lake Balboa, CA 91406, Phone 213-765-2573
North Valley Occupational Center (HiSET)
11450 N Sharp Avenue, Mission Hills, CA 91345, Phone 818-345-9645
Reseda Adult Education (HiSET Testing)
18230 Kittridge Street, Reseda, CA 91335, Phone 213-765-2573
Simi Institute for Careers & Education (GED)
1880 Blackstock Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065, Phone 805-579-6200
East Valley Alternative Education HiSET Testing
12100 Allegheny Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352, Phone 213-765-2573
East Valley Skill Center (HiSET Testing)
8601 Arleta Avenue, Sun Valley, CA 91352, Phone 213-765-2573
East Valley Alternative Education (HiSET Testing)
12100 Allegheny Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352, Phone 213-765-2573
Conejo Valley Adult School (GED Testing)
1025 Old Farm Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, Phone 805-497-2761
Los Angeles Valley College/CalWORKs (GED)
5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA 91401, Phone 818-947-2976
Van Nuys Adult Education (HiSET)
6535 Cedros Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91411, Phone 213-765-2573
West Valley Occupational Center (HiSET Testing)
6200 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, Phone 213-765-2573
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Online GED And HiSET Testing
Both the GED and the HiSET are now offered in an online format as well. Until recently, that was not possible, and to earn their high school equivalency diploma, students had to come to an official state-designated testing site and sit for the exams in person.
That has changed. The GED and HiSET tests are now also available in an online proctored format. If you want to read more about this great development, go to these posts: The online GED exam, and for information on the HiSET exam, check out: The online HiSET exam.
The GED Credential
The certificate that you will be handed out after you successfully complete the California High School Equivalency (HSE) test, is all over the country accepted as being equivalent to a normal high school diploma.
The GED (General Education Development) test examines fundamental subject areas that students learn in high school, and subjects addressed in the exam and in GED preparation programs include math, science, literacy or language arts (writing and reading), and social studies.
GED And HiSET
The HiSET is also available in paper format, whereas the GED exam is only offered on a computer. The GED (General Education Development) test and the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) are developed especially for adults who don’t have a high school diploma.
These programs are offering them one more opportunity to obtain a diploma that compares to a standard high school diploma. The HiSET exam has five subtests that cover Science, Social Studies, Language Arts Writing, Language Arts Reading, and Math. The GED has four subtests as it has combined the Reading and Writing tests into one Language Arts subtest.
Test centers can decide which of the testing programs they will administer, so check with the test center near you. The HiSET program offers the test in both a paper-formatted and a computerized version.
You can get a maximum amount of 200 points (the scale goes from 100 to 200) on each of the four GED subject fields, and the passing score is 145 on each of the four subtests.
The minimally required HiSET score is 8 points on each sub-test (out of 20), the essay score must be no less than 2 (out of 6), and the total result you reach must be in the 45-100 range.