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DIPLOMA OPTIONS FOR ADULT STUDENTS

State of Utah issued High School Equivalency Diploma or High School Credit Diploma issued by Weber Adult Education.  

2 OPTIONS

High School Equivalency Diploma

HSED is what you receive when you take and pass the four sections of the GED Exam at a high school level.  You DO NOT take the GED Exam with us at Weber Adult Education, rather you DO take preparation classes to get you ready to successfully pass the test at the highest level possible.  There is a secondary cost of $120/$30 each section to take the exam, which is paid directly to GED by the student. The exam can be taken at Weber State University, Ogden Weber Technical College, or Davis Technical College.  An account will need to be created with GED.com pror to taking the exam.  

For more information on the GED, see below:

High School Credit Diploma

HSCD is what you receive when you complete the Utah State core credit requirements for a total of 24 credits.  These credits need to be in specific core areas in order to qualify a student to receive this diploma.  We do give credit for any classes taken in ninth through twelfth grade, but credits received in years past may no longer count for current requirements.  An appointment with an academic counselor is offered to go through your credits to plan the quickest way to achieve a credit diploma. No final exam is required with this option.  

For more information on credit requirements, see below:

NOTE: A student is able to change between these two options without losing progress.  Some work can be done at home for both options, but both options REQUIRE in-person classes with an attendance requirement.  Classes run Monday through Thursday and are offered AM, PM, or VIRTUAL if student qualifies.

An appointment with your counselor is the best way to decide what option is the right one for you.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIPLOMAS

High School Equivalency Diploma/GED

PROS

CONS

  • Can take less time to finish depending on TABE scores
  • No need to take unnecessary or unwanted classes (i.e. fit for life, etc.)
  • Exams only cover 4 subject areas (English, math, science, social studies)
  • Nationwide 96% of employers/colleges accept GED as credit diploma (100% of universities in Utah)
  • Difficult to enlist in military with GED
  • Some employment insurance requires HSCD
  • Cost of taking GED:$120/$30 section
  • Cost is responsibility of student

High School Credit Diploma

PROS

CONS

  • Good option for those who do not test well, or test lower on TABE
  • Classes can be taken in areas of interest outside of four cores
  • Direct classes can be taken for credit
  • Best option for those coming in with a lot of credit (18+)
  • Will need to be assigned a lab class along with an in-person class 
  • Need to fulfill all of current Utah state core requirements 
  • Must pass a civics test before graduation

IN-PERSON CLASSES

BOTH OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS REQUIRE IN-PERSON CLASSES.  

We want you to finish strong, so you will be assigned to classes based on your skill levels.  The purpose of these courses is to meet you where you are and fill any skill gaps you may have so that you leave us in a better place than when you started.  These classes are given to both HSED and HSCD seekers, with lessons taught by highly qualified teachers.

FUNDAMENTALS

THE FIRST STEP IS REQUIRED FOR THOSE STUDENTS TESTING AT A TABE LEVEL 1/2.

This is a six-week English OR math class for students.  If a student tests at these levels in both subject areas, they will need to take a separate course for each.  These courses prepare the student to begin the next course in the series, Foundations.

 

FOUNDATIONS

THE SECOND STEP IS REQUIRED FOR THOSE STUDENTS CONTINUING TOWARD AN HSED or HSCD and testing at a TABE 3/4. 

This is a six-week English AND math course designed to prepare the student to begin the next course in the series, Fast-Track.

FAST-TRACK

THE THIRD STEP IS OPTIONAL FOR THOSE STUDENTS CONTINUING TOWARD AN HSCD. 

This is a six-week course in English, math, science, and social studies.  A student will take this course right before they are ready to take the GED exam. 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A STUDENT?

801-476-3930

CALL US and set up a time to come in for an orientation to learn more.

OR

FILL OUT our pre-registration form and we will call you to set you up with an orientation to learn more.

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