Ready to change your life by obtaining your HSE (GED)? If so, the YWCA of Queens has the program for you! Our High School Equivalency (HSE) program provides interactive and engaging preparation classes that cover the five subject areas of the official HSE examination for all students over 18 years old. Students in the program receive extensive academic support and attention to ensure maximum academic growth. In addition to numerous in-class assessments on specific skills, three practice TASC examinations are given throughout the program to gauge growth and to determine HSE readiness. The program is student-focused and aims to help participants achieve their academic and career goals through holistic education and individual development.
We serve ALL individuals over the age of 17!
Morning, afternoon classes
First come, First Serve
Interested in enrolling? Students desiring to take part in the HSE program need to first take an entrance exam. The exam (TABE) takes three hours to complete and measures reading and mathematics ability. Test takers need to score at the ninth grade or above reading and math level to enter the GED program. Students whose scores fall below this level will be able to enroll in the pre-HSE class prior to entering the HSE class. To register for a placement exam, call the Education Department at 718-353-4553, or email email@example.com.
Took the entrance exam but did not receive adequate scores to enter the HSE (GED) program? That’s okay. You have the option of enrolling in our pre-HSE (pre-GED) class designed for students with a fifth through eighth grade reading and/or math level. The pre-HSE (pre-GED) class offers participants intensive literacy and mathematics instruction focusing on cultivating skills. At the conclusion of the program, students retake the TABE placement examination and graduate to the HSE (GED) program if sufficient scores are achieved.
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Students From the Past
“At the age of 14, school just wasn’t working out for me. Instead of going to school, I decided to start working catering and construction. I was 20 years old when my eyes suddenly opened. I realized that my 6 years of experience will have a lot more potential if I go back to school. I needed help getting my GED, so I asked the YWCA of Queens to give me a hand. The service and attention I received from the YWCA was beyond great. They helped me strive harder towards getting my GED. It is amazing the way the staff would take extra time to tutor individuals that needed extra help and support. YWCA provided step-by-step guidance, opening up new doors. Thanks to the YWCA’s help, I I am now signing up for Queensborough Community College. They are extremely helpful. Not only does the YWCA provide GED help, but also great guidance and counseling along with discipline and respect. My experience with the YWCA has been wonderfully spectacular.”
-Eric Ng, Program Graduate & GED Certificate Recipient
“The YWCA has a great program for GED. Now I feel prepared to go and take the test. I would recommend this program to my friends and anyone interested in a GED program. Being in the GED program at the YWCA has motivated me. Thanks to the staff who helped in preparing this program and a big thank you to the teacher who made it possible by creating a stress-free classroom environment that was perfect for learning. The teacher was on target and well prepared.”
–Jullet Simpson Murray, Program Participant & GED Certificate Recipient
“The YWCA has been a huge help for me. It gave me the confidence to try my hardest and really prove what I am capable of. The people who work her plus the students in my class were all great. I feel good about taking the test and it is because of this program.”
–Samantha Dugan, Program Participant & GED Certificate Recipient
“The YWCA is an excellent program. The program hours and classroom setting were great. The teacher was patient, clear, and knowledgeable. Thank you YWCA for starting me on my way to succeed in life.”
–Jovan Cook, Program Participant & GED Certificate Recipient
“I’m so glad to see you are still helping people get their GED. The staff in the YWCA of Queens, New York, helped me so much! In three months I got my GED and went to college. I am now in my second year towards a BFA in Advertising.”
ABE (Adult Basic Education)
July ~ December 2016
How to Enroll
Call the Education Department at 718-353-4553, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a placement exam!
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Department of Youth and Community Development.