GED Classes Santa Monica, California

This post lists all HSE prep locations and testing locations in and around Santa Monica.

In California, you can take the computer-formatted GED® exam for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing.

Additionally, the state gave its OK to two alternatives for this purpose, the HiSET and TASC exams.

The HSE program is for adults who left high school prematurely and offers them another chance to earn an equivalent credential.

All three HSE exams measure knowledge at a level that compares to that of a graduating high school student.

The GED exam is entirely computerized and includes four individual subtests in Science, Math, Social Studies, and Literacy.

The TASC and HiSET come with five tests as the section Literacy has two tests, one in reading and one in writing.

You can take the GED, TASC, or HiSET modules one at a time.

Santa Monica HSE prep locations

GED Requirements in California

Santa Monica Adult Education Center (Santa Monica-Malibu USD)
2510 Lincoln Blvd | Santa Monica | CA 90405 | Ph: (310) 664-6222 ext. 76202

Santa Monica College Community Education
1900 Pico Blvd | Santa Monica | CA 90405 | Ph: (310) 434-3400

Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd | Santa Monica | CA 90401 | Ph: (310) 458-8308

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Facilities around Santa Monica (cities by alphabet)

Free California GED Practice Test

Beverly Hills Adult School
255 S Lasky Dr | Beverly Hills | CA 90212 | Ph: (310) 551-5150

Culver City Adult Reading Program
4909 Overland Ave | Culver City | CA 90230 | Ph: (310) 842-4300

Culver City Adult School
4501 Elenda St | Culver City | CA 90230 | Ph: (310) 842-4300

West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Ave | Culver City | CA 90230 | Ph: (310) 287-4419

Work Source 
110 S La Brea Ave | Suite 307 | Inglewood | CA 90301 | Ph: (310) 680-2007
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Valley Prep Tutoring Services
13749 Riverside Dr | Sherman Oaks | CA 91423 | Ph: (818) 788-8700

Lincoln Adult Education Center
318 Lincoln Blvd | Venice | CA 90291 | Ph: (310) 392-6434

Venice Community Adult Education
13000 Venice Blvd | Venice | CA 90066 | Ph: (310) 577-4230

Venice Skills Center-GED Plus Program 
611 Fifth Ave | Venice | CA 90291 | Ph: (310) 664-5888

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Santa Monica area HSE testing centers 

Santa Monica Adult Education
2510 Lincoln Blvd | Santa Monica | CA 90405 | Ph: (310) 664-6222

Culver City Adult School
4501 Elenda St | Culver City | CA 90230 | Ph: (310) 842-4300

Inglewood Adult School
106 E Manchester Blvd | Suite 350 | Inglewood | CA 90301, Ph: (310) 330-5225

Venice Skills Center
611 Fifth Ave | Venice | CA 90291 | Ph: (310) 664-5888

GED Essay Topics, Tips, Sample


The new GED exam includes four tests in these academic subjects: Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Besides the new GED, California residents can also take the new alternatives, the TASC and the HiSET tests, but testing sites decide which exam(s) they are using, so contact a test center close to you.

The HSE (high school equivalency) diploma is accepted by practically all U.S. schools and employers. To see if you qualify for the HSE program, check out GED CA requirements. On this page is also a lot more HSE testing information available.

GED Passing score

Two years after the new GED program was launched across the nation, the passing score for each of the four GED subtests was lowered to 145 (from 150). More can be read in this article: GED Lowered Passing Score. TASC and HiSET have their own scoring systems. Online HiSET, GED, or TASC testing is not available. You are required to show at an official California testing site to sit for the tests in person.

HSE benefits

The GED program has been used for almost seven decades to assess test-takers’ knowledge and skills at the level that can be expected of high school seniors. The GED diploma is necessary to get into higher education, to get a decent job, and to qualify for job promotions. The GED exam is available in English and Spanish. The GED (General Education Development) examination is a nationally recognized set of four tests created to assess the skills and concepts typically learned during a regular four-year high school education.

Practically all employers, community colleges, and universities accept the GED certificate in lieu of a high school credential. The GED exam consists of four separate tests: Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. To pass, students must receive a score of no less than 145 points on each test module, so a total score of 580 points across the four test modules. HiSET and TASC are scored in their own ways.

Want to go to Acting School?

Lisa graduated from USC with a degree from the school’s Film and Television Department. Let’s see what she thinks of a career as an actress. She sais the following. I don’t know with you but I graduated from USC Film and Television Department some years ago with a degree in acting. I hired a very competitive but low-priced talent agent and two days later, I was starting shooting as a guest in one episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

I could now chat with my idol Katherine Heigl. Wasn’t that great? So there you have it, that’s one career advice I can dispense with you. Be good in your passion. Acting is my passion and so is Katherine Heigl. That’s why I still idolize her and she has been my inspiration all throughout my four years I was in USC Film and Television even though she really had no formal college education. But she’s been great as an actress.

Her very first movie was way back in 1992 and filming wrapped up earlier when she was barely 12 years old. The movie was called That Night, it was a B-movie but not that unpopular since it starred Juliette Lewis, that child wonder who is Robert de Niro’s nemesis in Cape Fear. In That Night, Juliette Lewis starred as a very sexy teenage girl who was the subject of Katherine Heigl’s voyeuristic tendencies while Juliette Lewis was making love with her boyfriend. That role alone was very challenging. Of course, Katherine had to undergo pubescence and all those goodie-goodie movie roles that came along with it. Thus, she starred in nonsense roles but were equally important since they served as training grounds for her as a better actress.

Her next movie after That Night though was Steven Soderbergh’s follow-up of sex, lies, and videotape which was King of the Hill, a tale set during the Depression. Unfortunately, Katherine’s role here was relegated to a mere goodie-goodie 13-year-old kid but considering that director Soderbergh himself set his eyes on the kid, that’s really something.

Of course, other worthless roles followed such as the remake of the French comedy classic My Father the Hero. In here, Katherine was fortunate enough to be paired with the greatest French actor at the time, Gerard Depardieu. Then in Under Siege 2, Katherine played Casey Ryback’s niece. Luck was really with this girl because she was paired with the great aikido artist Steven Seagal. Then came more goodie-goodie roles such as Wish Upon A Star and 100 Girls.

So if your passing is acting, film, and television, nothing should hold you back from getting a great education in what you like best!