This article posts all GED prep class locations and testing sites in and around Temecula, California.
California offers several options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the TASC, HiSET, and GED.
The HSE test gives adults who quit high school prematurely another shot at securing an equivalent degree.
All HSE tests measure proficiency and competencies at a similar level as may be expected of HS seniors upon graduation.
The GED (General Education Development) exam includes four modules (independent subtests) in Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies.
The GED is administered exclusively on a computer and you are allowed a period of two years to finish the four GED modules.
HiSET and TASC are offered both on paper and on a computer and include separate reading and writing subtests, so five in total, that cannot be taken separately.
There is NO online GED, TASC, or HiSET testing option. Testing must be done at an official HSE testing site.
Temecula HSE prep facilities
Temecula Valley Adult School
43000 Margarita Road, Temecula, CA 92592, Phone: 951-294-6512
Temecula Valley Adult School no longer offers HSE Prep classes or ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. The school provides a High School Diploma program Mondays – Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. HSE prep classes are offered by Mount San Jacinto College.
Temecula Higher Education Center (MSJC)
43200 Business Park Drive Temecula, CA 92590, Phone: 951-487-3707
Temecula Education Complex (MSJC)
Enterprise Circle West, Temecula, CA 92590, Phone: 951-506-6752
Huntington Learning Center
30520 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591, Phone: 951-695-9016
Temecula Valley Adult School (Joan F. Sparkman Alternative Education Center)
32225 Pio Pico Road, Temecula, CA 92592, Phone: 951-294-6512
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Locations around Temecula (cities by alphabet)
Escondido Ad. School GED Program
2065 East Valley Parkway, Escondido – CA 92027 – Ph: 760.739.7307
For all Escondido GED classes check out: Escondido GED Programs
Center for Employment Training
560 Industrial Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028, Phone: 760-728-0842
Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center (GED & Earn While You Learn program)
221 N Pico Avenue, Fallbrook, CA 92028, Phone: 760-908-8280/808-225-1118
Hemet Public Library Adult Literary Services
300 East Latham Avenue, Hemet, California 92543, Phone: 951-765-3856
Hemet Adult School
26866 S Jacinto Street, Hemet, California 92545, Phone: 951-765-5190
Hemet Adult School
831 E Devonshire Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543, Phone: 951-765-5190
Empower Youth Hemet (Come Back Kids Program)
930 N State Street, Hemet, CA 92543, Phone: 877-726-3225
Valley Adult School
520 Chaney Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530, Phone: 951-253-7093
Mt. San Jacinto College-Menifee Valley Campus
28237 La Piedra Road, Menifee, CA 92584, Phone: 951-487-3707
Riverside Co. Office of Education – Come Back Kids Program **)
24980 Las Brisas Road, Murrieta, CA 92562, Phone: 951-600-5651
Check out all Murrieta area locations here: Murrieta GED Courses
Pala Band of Mission Indians GED Program (Pala Library)
12196 Pala Mission Road, Pala, CA 92059, Phone: 760-742-1997
Val Verde Regional Education Ctr
3010 Webster Ave, Perris, California 92571, Phone: 951-826-4300
Click here for all Perris options
Mt. San Jacinto College-San Jacinto Campus
1499 N State Street, San Jacinto, CA 92583, Phone: 951-487-3707
San Jacinto Adult Education
1000 Ramona Boulevard, San Jacinto, CA 92582, Phone: 951-487-7710
Betty Gibbel Regional Education Ctr (Come Back Kids Program)
1251 Eagle Drive – San Jacinto – California 92543, Phone: 951-826-4250
You may want to take a look at Riverside GED Classes
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HSE testing centers in the Temecula area
Moreno Valley GED testing (Adult Education Center)
24551 Dracaea Ave Moreno Valley CA 92553 Ph: 909.485.5650
Adult School Hemet
26866 San Jacinto Street, Hemet, California 92544, Phone: 951-765-5190
Valley Adult School
520, Chaney Avenue, Lake Elsinore, California 92530, Phone: 951-253-7093
High School Los Pinos
39251 Ortega Highway, Lake Elsinore, California 92530, Phone: 951-678-2511
Betty G. Gibbel Regional Learning Center (GED and HiSET)
1251 Eagle Drive, San Jacinto, CA 92583, Phone: 951-826-4250
GED alternatives TASC and HiSET
California has decided that two competitive assessment programs can be also used by test centers to determine candidates’ high school equivalent level of skills and knowledge: the TASC and the HiSET programs, and it is up to individual test sites to determine which of the three models (or all three) they will use, so check with a GED test center near you for details. When you pass the California GED (or HiSET or TASC) exam you will receive a diploma that is all across America regarded as similar to a normal high school diploma and accepted by employers and universities.
GED registration & information
Go to GED.com to learn everything on the new GED program and to register for the GED exam. Sign up with My GED and you will be pleasantly surprised by a portal that will lead you step-by-step through the world of the 2014 GED exam, the contemporary work setting, and academic options. Here you can find profiles of universities and colleges as well as descriptions of their programs and courses. You may also very well benefit from these free GED CA practice tests.
GED passing score
The required score to pass the GED tests was adjusted in early 2016. It was brought back to 145 points, five points lower than the earlier requirement. To learn all details, check out this post. HiSET and TASC come with their own scoring systems.
HSE diploma and the economy
In California, over 20 percent of all adults (5.5 million in total) don’t have a secondary education degree (i.e. high school diploma or an HSE credential), and HSE officials expect this number to decrease as the new GED exam includes online registration and flexible test scheduling via computers. So the HiSET and TASC exams were welcomed. For proper preparation, you can use our free online HSE video classes.
The GED – what is new
The new GED exam allows students to take one or all four tests at a time, instead of two days of testing in the former paper-based situation. The GED exam focuses on both job readiness and high school equivalency and includes fewer multiple-choice questions but more content-based essay-style answering. Though the GED got ‘digitalized’, applicants still must go to designated test centers, but computer-based testing is the future, and the GED program really needed to be upgraded to remain a source of credibility for employers and higher education.
Temecula (population 106,000) lies in the heart of southern California wine country and is a place where historic traditions and natural beauty blend with modern-day conveniences. The city is located some 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and about 60 miles north of San Diego, and beautiful vistas and ocean breezes make Temecula has a climate that is perfect for hot-air ballooning and is known for its great golf courses. The area’s award-winning wineries, together with all the activities the region offers, make Temeculagreat destination to visit or to live in.
In the city’s Old Town District you can find hundreds of antique galleries, elegant shops, and fine restaurants, and this is the place for the town’s many cultural events. Horse-drawn carriages can show you around or you can stroll along the town’s wooden boardwalks. Worth a visit is the Saturday Farmer’s Market with its fine offerings of flowers, fresh produce, and crafts.
When here, don’t forget to visit the Santa Rosa Plateau Wildlife Preserve, Diamond Valley Lake, or go boating on Lake Skinner, where every year the Balloon & Wine Festival takes place. Within a one hour’s drive from Temecula, you can find more than 20 public and private universities and public colleges. The city also boasts some significant museums, and you can explore educational opportunities here: Temecula Online Information Center (40705 Winchester Road, Suite 5, Temecula, CA 92591, 951-296-1220).
Higher education options
You can continue your academic education when you have earned your GED diploma. Take a look at your options. Here are some Temecula institutions of higher education:
California State University San Marcos at Temecula (43890 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92592. 951-676-9254)
Concordia University Temecula (28780 Single Oak Dr, Suite 120, Temecula, CA 92590, 951-308-1485)
University of Redlands Temecula Campus (27720 Jefferson Ave, Suite 400, Temecula, CA 92590, 951-296-2067)
Mt. San Jacinto College Temecula (27447-27463 Enterprise Circle W, Temecula, CA 92591, 951-308-1059)
San Joaquin Valley College (27270 Madison Ave, 3rd Fl, Ste 305, Temecula, CA 92590, 951-296-6015)
California Baptist University Temecula (40820 Winchester Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, 951-343-3900)
National University – Temecula Online Information Ctr (40705 Winchester Rd, Ste A-105, Temecula, CA 92591, 951-296-1220)
HealthStaff Training Institute (28671 Calle Cortez, Suite F, Temecula, CA 92590, 951-694-4784)
Casino Career Center (28780 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590, 951-506-3119)
Royale College of Beauty (27485 Commerce Center Dr, Temecula, CA 92590, 951-676-0833)
CET-Rancho Temecula (42066 Avenida Alvarado, Ste A, Temecula, CA 92590, 408-287-7924)
Kaplan College – Vista (2022 University Dr, Vista, CA 92083, 760-630-1555)
California Career School (1280 Rancho Del Oro Dr, Oceanside, CA 92057, 800-499-6585)
Center For Employment Training (560 Industrial Way # C, Fallbrook, CA 92028, 760-728-0842)
**) Come Back Kids Program
Riverside County’s Office of Education has launched the Come Back Kids (CBK) program that provides prevention and/or intervention services to adults wanting to return to school to improve their educational status. The program enables adults to earn their high school diploma with only 200 credits.
Young adults who quit school too early and have fallen behind are given the opportunity to make up credits, get the type of education they need, and receive special attention. Students have several options, they can, for example, prepare for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), complete high school graduation requirements (credits), or get training to sit for the GED exam successfully.
The program also offers ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESL (English as a second language) classes and workforce development programs. For more information please call 877-726-3225.