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Course Overview: This course is designed to prepare English and/or Spanish-speaking students for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), which is recognized as a high school equivalency diploma. The course covers the five subjects tested in the HiSET: Language Arts - Reading, Language Arts - Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, with instruction provided in Spanish.


Course Objectives:

  1. Language Arts - Reading: Develop comprehension skills by analyzing various types of texts, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and informational documents.
  2. Language Arts - Writing: Improve writing skills through practice with essays, grammar exercises, and sentence structure, focusing on clarity and coherence.
  3. Mathematics: Cover fundamental math concepts, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis, ensuring students are prepared for both the multiple-choice and open-response questions.
  4. Science: Study scientific concepts and principles across disciplines such as life science, physical science, Earth and space science, with emphasis on reading and interpreting scientific data.
  5. Social Studies: Explore history, government, geography, and economics, focusing on critical thinking and understanding primary and secondary sources.

Instructional Methods:

  • Lectures and Discussions: Instructive sessions led by experienced teachers to explain key concepts and engage students in discussions.
  • Practice Tests and Quizzes: Regular assessments to track progress and identify areas needing improvement.
  • Interactive Activities: Group activities and projects to enhance understanding of the material.
  • Individualized Support: One-on-one tutoring sessions available to address specific student needs.

Course Requirements:

  • Attendance: Regular attendance is mandatory to ensure consistent progress.
  • Assignments: Completion of all assigned homework and classwork.
  • Participation: Active participation in class discussions and activities.


  • Students will be evaluated based on their performance in practice tests, class participation, homework assignments, and periodic quizzes.

Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be well-prepared to take the HiSET exam in English/Spanish, with a strong understanding of the subjects tested and the skills needed to pass.

This program is funded by the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Contact Us

For more information please reach out to CAE@necc.mass.edu  or Sandy Almonte at Salmonte@necc.mass.edu to learn more about how to register for class.

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