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GED Classes Santa Rosa, California

This page contains an overview of all GED® class sites and testing facilities in the Santa Rosa, California, region.

Prep facilities can help you in getting all geared up to pass the HSE (High School Equivalency) test. California has introduced the new GED exam but also uses the two alternatives HiSET and TASC for the purpose of HSE testing of its residents. Go to GED in California to discover if you are eligible.

Three HSE tests

Be sure to become properly prepared if you want to go for your GED-TASC-HiSET diploma. Successfully passing the GED, TASC or HiSET test students will receive the state’s high school equivalency credential. Test centers can decide which of the three exams they use (or all three) so contact a testing site near you.

Four GED subtests

The new GED exam comes with four independent test on the academic fields of Science, Social Studies, Math, and Literacy. You can take one of these sub-tests at a time and scores count for two years. The HiSET and TASC exams contain five tests because the section Literacy includes a writing and a reading test.

GED Requirements in California

Santa Rosa GED prep sites

Santa Rosa Junior College  / Skills Department
Analy Village – Building H – Rm 601 – Santa Rosa – CA 95401 – Phone: 707 – 527 – 4834
Santa Rosa Junior College offers free HSE instruction in English and Spanish at the school’s Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses, and at the Southwest Center. The classes are open-entry/open-exit, meaning students can enroll at any given time during a semester. The school offers free learning options so adults can brush up their academic skills or get all set for the HSE test.

Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa Junior College)
950 S Wright Road – Santa Rosa – CA 95407 – Phone: 707 – 527 – 4834

Sonoma County Literacy Coalition
153 Stony Circle (Suite 100) – Santa Rosa – CA 95401 – Phone: 707 – 573 – 3399 x 122

Santa Rosa City Schools / Independent Study Program
325 Ridgway Avenue – Santa Rosa – CA 95401 – Phone: 707 – 528 – 5741

Voices Sonoma *)
714 Mendocino Avenue – Santa Rosa – CA 95401 – Phone: 707 – 579 – 4327

Empire College HSE Program
3035 Cleveland Avenue – Santa Rosa – CA 95403 – Phone: 707 – 546 – 4000
Free HSE classes are offered at Empire College on Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Qualification requirements: Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam completion at the 11th or 12th-grade equivalency in math and language.

Adult Literacy League of Sonoma Co.
651 Yolanda Avenue – Santa Rosa – CA 95404 –  Phone: 707 – 539 – 3848

Lewis Adult Education Ctr
2230 Lomitas Avenue – Santa Rosa – CA 95404 – Phone: 707 – 528 – 5421

Redwood Gospel Mission HSEW Classes
101 6th Street – Santa Rosa – CA 95401 – Phone: 707 – 542 – 4817

California Indian Museum & Cultural Center HSE Classes 
5250 Aero Drive – Santa Rosa – CA 95403 – Phone: 707 – 579 – 3004
This program is for Native young adults (ages 15 to 24) in Sonoma County. The program includes in-store training at the center’s cultural shop and HSE education.

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Locations around Santa Rosa (cities by alphabet)

Anderson Valley Adult Education
12300 Anderson Valley Way – Boonville – CA 95415 – Phone: 707 – 895 – 2953

Palisades High School HSE Classes (next to the Monhoff Center)
1507 Grant Street – Calistoga – CA 94515 – Phone: 707 – 942 – 5255

Plaza Comunitaria – Calistoga Elementary School (UpValley Family Centers)
1327 Berry Street – Calistoga – CA 94515 – Phone: 707 – 963 – 1919

Cloverdale Adult Education
509 North Cloverdale Blvd – Cloverdale – CA 95425 – Phone: 707 – 894 – 1900

Healdsburg Adult School
1024 Prince Street – Healdsburg – CA 95448 – Phone: 707 – 431 – 3449

Lytton Adult Rehabilitation Center HSE Classes
200 Lytton Springs Road – Healdsburg – CA 95448 – Phone: 707 – 433 – 3334

Kelseyville USD Adult Education
3980 Gard Street – Kelseyville – CA 95451 – Phone: 707 – 279 – 4435

Lake County Library
1425 N High Street – Lakeport – CA 95453 – Phone: 707 – 263 – 7633

Lakeport Adult Education
100 Lange Street – Lakeport – CA 95453 – Phone: 707 – 262 – 3013

Konocti USD Adult School
9430 Lake Street – Room 41 – Lower Lake – CA 95457 – Phone: 707 – 994 – 1033

Napa Valley Adult School
1600 Lincoln Ave – Napa – CA 94558 – Ph: 707 . 253 . 3594
You can find all Napa locations here

Santa Rosa Junior Coll.
680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy – Petaluma – CA 94954 – Phone: 707 – 778 – 2415
Check out all Petaluma area options here

Point Arena Spanish HSE Classes (Arena Union Elementary School)
20 School Street – Point Arena – CA 95468 – Phone: 707 – 884 – 1057

Cotati-Rohnert Park Adult School
1290 Southwest Blvd – Rohnert Park – CA 94928 – Phone: 707 – 588 – 5708

New Vista Adult Education
462 Johnson Street – Sebastopol – CA 95472 – Phone: 707-824-6455

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center HSE Classes (Laguna High School)
445 Taft Street – Sebastopol – CA 95472 – Phone: 707 – 823 – 1511

St. Helena USD Adult Education
465 Main St – St. Helena – CA 94574 – Phone: 707-967-2708

Ukiah Adult School
1056 N Bush Street – Ukiah – CA 95482 – Phone: 707 – 463 – 5217

The Pinoleville Pomo Nation YouthBuild
776 S State Street – Ste 101 – Ukiah – CA 95482 – Phone: 707 – 462 – 7801

Mendocino College – HEP Program
1000 Hensley Creek Road – Ukiah – CA 95482 – Phone: 707 – 467 – 1008

Willits High School / Adult Education
299 N Main Street – Willits – CA 95490 – Phone: 707 – 459 – 7700

Willits Adult Education
120 N Main Street – Willits – CA 95490 – Phone: 707 – 459 – 4801

Windsor Adult Education
9291 Old Redwood Highway (Bldg 500 – Ste C) – Windsor, CA 95492 – Phone: 707 – 838 – 9767

Huntington Learning Center Windsor
220 Windsor River Road – Windsor – CA 95492 – Phone: 707 – 836 – 7800

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Santa Rosa area GED testing centers

Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Ave – Santa Rosa – CA 95401 – Phone: 707 – 521 – 7956

Sonoma County Office of Education
5340 Skylane Blvd – Santa Rosa – CA 95403 – Phone: 707 – 524 – 2788

Lake County Office Of Education
55 S First Street, Lakeport, California 95453 – Phone: 707 – 262 – 3499

Napa Valley Coll. HSE Testing
2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, California 94558 – Phone: 707 – 253 – 3270

Ukiah Adult School
1056 N Bush St – Ukiah – CA 95482 – Phone: 707 – 463 – 5217

GED Requirements in California

Reduced GED passing score

In the beginning of 2016, the GED pass score was reduced from 150 points down to 145. All details can be read in our news articles. The HSE program allows adults another opportunity to earn a credential that is considered equivalent to a high school diploma by employers and schools of higher education. Check also this website’s practice tests for your GED exam.

GED-TASC-HiSET diploma acceptance

The GED, TASC, and HiSET diploma has a good acceptance rate when it comes to colleges and universities, and the business world, but when it comes to the military, there are many restrictions, and a regular high school diploma may be preferred.  California not only uses the GED program for High School Equivalency testing.

Since January 2014, the state has also allowed the TASC and HiSET programs to be used for this purpose, and test centers can decide themselves which assessment system(s) they will utilize. The TASC and the HiSET have five testing subject fields as the literacy sections includes separate tests in reading and writing, and are available in a paper-pencil format as well. Check with your test center.

You can find GED-HiSET-TASC classes for day and evening possibilities and there are computer-based and teacher-instructed methods to support students. Most HSE prep classes work on an individual basis to make sure all students get instruction in accordance with their level. The new GED test, and also the TASC and HiSET, is created to get in line with Common Core standards, the generally accepted set of regulations to instruct student what subjects at what grade.

The TASC-GED-HiSET examination focuses on skills and analytic and critical reasoning instead of memorizing facts. Students are not required to know all sorts of dates, names and facts, and places, but they need to demonstrate proficiency and the skill to read, analyze, and understand various paragraphs.

Test Taking Tips

Set goals during GED-TASC-HiSET preparation. You need objectives to provide you with the right motivation when you are learning for your HSE diploma. Goal-oriented people handle time more effectively, they continually think about the things they might reach if they would be able to stay on the right track so they will complete their tasks in lesser time.

For you to complete the HSE examination, think of the end goal and the pathway you need to take to get there. You have seen the lines that give you the suggestion of your direction, your goal. Goals should be clear and specified, measurable within a certain time frame, practice-orientated, possible, and highly relevant.

Goals ought to be founded on your present circumstances. If you can, improve your assets or alter the time frame to acquire your preferred outcome. An objective is also a projection, a method of directing your ideas toward what you see as success, it is a thoughts channel. Therefore, you should try to understand the energy of the mind and see what positive thinking can do for you. To be successful, it would be necessary to set your goals in order, to set up strategies, and to keep a good expectation.

*) VOICES

VOICES serves transition-aged young adults emancipating from systems of care in Sonoma County. VOICES offers internal educational programs and more services in cooperation with partner agencies. The organization applies these combined services and skills to address a wide range of issues, especially for young adults.

VOICES helps these young adults with developing a personalized plan to become successful in education so they can find good employment and go for career development. Participants can benefit from one-on-one tutoring, HSE preparation classes, and support with finding good jobs and useful internships.