HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA
1928 COTTMAN AVENUE
CALL: (215) 745-0141
VOTED PHILADELPHIA’S #1
HIGEST PASS RATE PROGRAM SINCE 2007
WE PREPARE YOU TO PASS
THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST
AND EARN YOUR DIPLOMA!
OUR PROGRAM IS THE "QUICKEST FIX"
TO YOUR FUTURE
BECAUSE WITHOUT A DIPLOMA,
YOU ARE STUCK!!!
40 HOURS OF CLASSROOM TRAINING
$165.00 & $25.00 REGISTRATION FEE
TOTAL COST: $190.00
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE TESTING FEE
If you need your high school equivalency diploma now, this is the quickest and most cost-effective way to prepare to pass the test! If you can read a newspaper and comprehend what you read, in most cases we can prepare you to successfully pass the test in 40 classroom hours. How? We teach you the specific skills you need to answer the questions on the High School Equivalency Test. As an added bonus, these are the same skills you will also need to pass college and career school entrance tests.
Pennsylvania is now offering TWO different tests for adults who want to earn a High School Diploma. Until now, the only choice was the "GED Test." Now a second testing choice called "HISET TEST" (High School Equivalency Test) has been approved, and we are preparing students to pass it. This is a test where you have the choice of a paper and pencil test or a computer test. The HISET Test is easier to navigate and less expensive. You will be rewarded with a diploma from the State of Pennsylvania with either of these approved tests.
How does it work?
Students have a choice of attending morning, evening, or weekend sessions.
• The morning sessions are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon for 4 weeks.
• The evening sessions are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for 6 weeks.
• The weekend sessions are on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. for 6 weekends.
Why do other courses take so much longer?
We have developed a stream-lined program that teaches you exactly what you need to know to pass the test. Because we are a private no-profit program, we do not have to drag it out for weeks or months like government funded programs. We know that when you come to class, you are looking to earn your diploma as quickly as possible.
Why does it work where other programs fail?
One reason why other programs fail is because they take too long and people become frustrated or bored, so they drop out. Another reason is that not all adult instructors are trained to work with adult students who learn differently as adults. Bonnie Kaye, M.Ed., the director, lead teacher, and developer of this accelerated method, had taught thousands of students for over 21 years at Community College of Philadelphia before starting her own program in 2006. She and her staff have perfected the techniques needed for you to be successful in your training. Bonnie Kaye also dropped out of high school and obtained her High School Equivalency Diploma before pursuing her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, so she understands the fears of students who are returning to school and always makes them feel comfortable.
What does the program cost?
The total cost of the program is $190.00, which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. The program fee of $165.00 is for 40 hours of instruction, a specialized book written for this accelerated method, plus related handouts. In addition to the specialized book, students receive learning material handouts, help with getting set up to take the test, and a beautiful completion certificate suitable for framing for those students who meet the attendance requirement.
What do I learn?
You are taught the foundation of English grammar, a formula for writing the English essay, reading, social studies, science, and math which includes word problems, algebra, graphing, geometry, and calculator use. You will also learn how to answer multiple choice questions.
The learning environment
At the Northeast Learning Center, classes are small and personal. We usually have 20 - 25 people in a class. Students have the opportunity to work together in small groups throughout the instruction so that they don't get bored. The environment is fun, uplifting, and nurturing. We never call on a student — we know how scary that is! Instead, we ask for volunteers to answer, and if no one volunteers, the teacher answers. There are no embarrassing moments at our Center. We make learning fun, fast, and enjoyable. Be aware that this is an adult learning environment. We are very focused on every class minute so we expect everyone to be attentive and participating. Anyone who has a different agenda is asked to leave.
Do you guarantee I'll pass the test?
Absolutely NOT!! We do guarantee that we will teach you the information you need to pass the test. The rest is up to you. If you attend every session, do your homework, and study 30 - 60 minutes every day, you will assure yourself of having an excellent chance of passing the test the first time.
Can everyone be successful with your program?
In order to be successful with this program, students must have the ability to read a newspaper and comprehend what they are reading. If someone has problems with reading, we prefer to refer them to other programs where the pace is more comfortable. We don't want anyone to feel frustrated coming back to school. This program moves quickly, and you have to be at the right level to move with it. We will gladly recommend other programs to help you if this is not the right program.
What if I need more tutoring with math?
If further math support is needed while you are in class or following the end of the program, we have Saturday morning math sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for six (6) consecutive sessions. If you need more help, the cost per session is $10.00. All students on Saturday mornings are required to buy the book of math materials for $5.00. We also have private tutors who can work with you one-on-one. The charge is $25.00 per hour and arrangements are made through the Center.
Registration and Payment
Registration must be done in person prior to the start of class and takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes for the paperwork. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. The program fee of $165.00 is due on the FIRST DAY OF CLASS either in cash or a money order. No checks or credit cards are accepted, and no payment arrangements are available.
Also, if a student only wants to take one part of the course such as math or English, the full fee of $190.00 is required because the student is taking up a seat in the classroom. If a student needs a second session, we will waive the $25.00 registration fee if the classes are consecutive.
There is no refund for the registration fee. If a student attends the orientation session, no money will be refunded in the event the student drops out because the slot has been filled. If the student drops out and wants to return to school again at a later time, the full price of the course must be paid again including the registration fee.
Are private lessons available?
Private lessons are available for people who choose to learn one-on-one rather than in the classroom, but they are more expensive. One-on-one private lessons cost $25.00 per hour. You can discuss that with the Center administrator.