In partnership with Community Action Inc.’s (CAI) Adult Education Program, LISD provides High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation in both English and Spanish, as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

2021-22 School Year News

Wiley Middle School, Adult Education’s New Home

1526 Raider Way, Leander 78641

Classes are in-person at WMS, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. ESL and Spanish HSE started September 14, 2021, for students who have completed the registration and orientation process. The registration/orientation process was virtual (online.) English HSE-prep class starts Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

STEP 1: REGISTRATION – REGISTER FOR HSE CLASSES OR ESL WAIT LIST

HSE classes are open for enrollment. ESL classes are full and have a wait list

Click this link to register for Wiley Middle School evening HSE classes or ESL wait list: Online registration

Please note that adult students must select “In-Person” and “Evening.” Students will also need to upload a picture of their ID when completing online registration form.

STEP 2: ORIENTATION

HSE registrants should be contacted within 5 business days to set up orientation. ESL registrants will be contacted, when space becomes available in class. Spanish HSE and ESL orientation is virtual via ZOOM. English HSE orientation is in person.

OTHER CLASSES AVAILABLE IN THE AREA

Click this link to see other available classes in the area: Other Classes

QUESTIONS 

Nancy Powell, nancy.powell@leanderisd.org

High School Equivalency (HSE) Classes – English/Spanish

If a person’s school experience is disrupted prior to graduation, s/he may find earning a Texas certificate of high school equivalency will open doors for career advancement or continuing education (technical training, college, university).

What is a Texas certificate of high school equivalency?

The TxCHSE test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Math and Language Arts.

The High School Equivalency-prep class is organized into four academies:  an academy for each of the four tests.  Each academy lasts approximately six weeks.  The goal is for students to test at the end of each academy at a testing site or online.

Students start each academy by taking a pre-test in that subject, a GED-Ready test (shortened version of GED test).  Results are very diagnostic and predict how well students will score on that GED test.

Students receive an individualized study plan in an online program GED Academy based on their GED-Ready test.  Students will progress more quickly if they can commit to working in this program outside of class.

Class time is spent in small group instruction and individual tutoring.

At the end of each academy, students take a post-test in that subject, a GED-Ready test.  If students are likely to pass that subject test, they are expected to test.  The program provides a free voucher for each test.

All services in the HSE-prep class are provided free of charge, with one exception.  Students are expected to purchase a Kaplan GED preparation manual.  Specifics will be explained in the orientation.

Other HSE Resources

English as a Second Language (ESL)

These free ESL courses help non-native speakers learn basic English to support student goals for support of family, schools and community as well career advancement.

Students advance at their own pace through beginner and intermediate classes that teach listening, speaking, reading and writing. Small class sizes and fun activities provide plenty of opportunities for students to practice what they learn.

Resources

Citizenship

Computer Instruction

Language Programs