Education Center of Rising Sun offers free classes to help students prepare for the high
school equivalency (HSE) exam along with tools and skills you need to find a job and/or
go to college. The classes are dedicated to changing the future of those students who
didn’t finish high school. There is no timeline here, and no way to tell you how quickly you’
ll receive your equivalency, but the more focused and dedicated you are, the faster you
will achieve what you want.
A TYPICAL STUDENT
The typical student didn’t finish high school because life got in the way. Some students
had to take care of family members, so they left high school to start working and making
money. Other students had their own children and had to leave to get a job and make
money to support their families. For some students, maturity played a big role and
whatever decisions they made, they are reversing now. Every Adult Education student
enters the program with one common goal: finishing what they started. Adult Education
students are ready to finally get what they need to make positive, lifelong changes.
First, students contact the office and schedule an intake session. You will need to bring
an Indiana ID, for example IN Drivers licence, IN photo ID or IN ID card. During the 2-3
hour intake session, students will complete some paperwork asking for basic information
and then complete a pretest. This pretest is not pass or fail, but it is important; the pretest
places the student into a grade equivalency. The pretest, broken into four subjects, will
determine the student’s strengths and weaknesses and allows the teachers to know how
to best work with the student going forward. For example, one student may place in the
11th grade equivalency in Language and Reading, but in the 5th grade equivalency in
Math. This gives everyone an idea on what the coursework should contain. Classes are
typically smaller sessions with experienced, understanding and helpful instructors
dedicated to seeing their students succeed.
HOW TO PREPARE
Call us! You don’t need any supplies. We provide pencils, paper, workbooks, calculators,
Students always want to know how long it will take. So again, remember, the fastest way
to get your HSE is to be in class, on time, every time. So do your best to arrange
childcare, transportation, work schedules, etc. around the class schedule so that you can
dedicate yourself to class as often as possible.
If you are 16 or 17, we will need an official Exit Interview from the high school. State policy
will not allow you to take the test if you are under 18 and do not have a signed exit