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Preparing for the HiSet® or GED Equivalency Test


There’s no time like the present to come back to school and earn your equivalency certificate! The Culver City Adult School offers a complete program to help adults prepare for the HiSet or GED tests. Classes are held in the Independent Learning Center (ILC), an open entry/open exit program that allows individuals to progress at their own pace.



1. Call (310) 842-4300 and set up an appointment to take a placement exam.

    Testing Times:  Mondays or Wednesdays -  8:30 AM     11:00 AM     5:30 PM

    * Please note: Placement exams can take up to 2 hrs to complete 


2. After taking the placement exam you will be asked to set up an appointment with our Adult School counselor, Eunice Vines. 


3. Once you and the counselor have selected which program is the best option for you, you may register for classes. 



Students in the Equivalency program are required to complete a minimum number of hours per week:             

Morning: 8 hours        Afternoon: 4 hours        Evening: 6 hours 

* Students may be dropped from the program when/if they consistently: do not attend, do not communicate, do not progress. 




                                      MTWTh      9:00 AM - 1:30 PM      Room 4    Leila Rosemberg                                           

Requirement: 8 hrs/wk - 32 hrs/per month      



         MTWTh      3:15 - 5:15 PM      Room 4      Danny Moynahan               

Requirement: 4 hrs/wk - 16 hrs/per month  



MTWTh      5:30 - 8:30 PM      Room 4      Daniel Gomez  

Requirement: 6 hrs/wk - 24 hrs/per month




GED/Hi-Set Math* 

TTh      9:00 - 11:30 AM      Room 6      Leila Rosemberg 

MW       6:45 - 8:00 PM        Room 6      Daniel Gomez                                                                                      


GED/Hi-Set Writing* 

MW       9:00 - 11:30 AM        Room 6    Shelley Blum Mitzman


*Teacher Directed




Useful information about HiSET®

The High School Equivalency Test (HISET) exam is the new alternative to the GED test; it can help you achieve the important state-issued high school equivalency credential.

Passing the HiSET exam shows that you have attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. The HiSET exam has also been aligned to the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education that were released in April 2013. The HiSET diploma/certificate is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 of the United States.

And since the HiSET exam measures essential components of the CCR Standards for Adult Education and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it helps identify the areas where you are career and college ready. A score of 15 on each subtest demonstrates college and career readiness.

The HiSET exam includes five subtests and will be about 7 hours long with the timing for each subset as follows:

  • Language Arts - Reading (65 minutes)
  • Language Arts - Writing (120 minutes)
  • Mathematics (90 minutes)
  • Science (80 minutes)
  • Social Studies (70 minutes)


For more information on the HiSet, please visit     

This website has many resources for test-takers. Be sure to check out the practice tests and study guides.

Culver City Adult School is offering the

Computer-Based High School Equivalency Test


                                 Selected Fridays from 8:30 AM - 2:00  PM                                                

Test Dates   Registration Starts 
February 21 & 28, 2020       February 10, 2020
March 13 & 20, 2020 March 2, 2020
April 17 & 24, 2020   April 6, 2020
May 15 & 22, 2020    May 4, 2020
 June 5, 2020     May 11, 2020


The HiSET is taken over two test dates. You may take up to 3 tests on one day. This test will be computer-based only. Scores should be available in 3-5 working days after the test date. Test scores can be accessed on the ETS HiSET website.  All tests will be offered at Emerson Adult School 8810 Emerson Ave., Westchester, 90045.


To register you will need:

  •     $150 cash or money order (no checks or credit cards)
  •     A current government-issued picture ID
  •     Proof of residence is required if the ID is not from California
  •     An ETS ID number (see your adult school teacher for assistance)


Minimum testing age is 17 years and 10 months to qualify for testing plus:

  •     Qualifying letter from an institution or work source
  •     Transcript with graduation date.


Registration is conducted in-person only. The registration process takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes.  Full payment and ID are due at the time of registration.  Registration is taken in the adult school office M-TH from 8:30 AM -7:00 PM or Friday 8:30 AM – 3 PM.  Culver City Adult School office is located at 4909 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230.  For additional information call 310-842-4300 or speak with your adult school teacher.


Additional information:


  • Students wishing to schedule only a few sections of the test must pay for the entire test, $150, at the time of registration. You must indicate which tests you would like to schedule for this test administration. 
  • Re-testing costs $30 per section. Each section may be taken up to 3 times per calendar year. Please indicate which sections will be re-taken on the registration forms. 
  • No Show fee is $30 to reschedule the exam.
  • If there are not eight testers signed up by Tuesday afternoon prior to the exam, we will have to cancel the test.


Useful information about the GED 

The General Educational Development (GED) Test is designed for people who, for various reasons, did not graduate from high school but want a certificate equivalent to the traditional high school diploma. The 2014 GED Test is administered on a computer at an authorized Pearson VUE Testing Center. The GED test will be about 7.5 hours long with the timing for each module as follows:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes; including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes) 
For more information on the GED, please visit                                       
This website has many resources for test-takers. Be sure to check out the practice tests and study guides.