High School Equivalency – HiSET
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals who have a high school credential earn $10,000 more a year than those without. Additionally, those with a high school credential have an unemployment rate of 8.3 percent compared with 12.4 percent of those who do not. Friends of Literacy's offers free GED/HiSET classes to the one-in-ten Knox County adults without a high school diploma or equivalent.
What is a high school equivalency diploma?
Adults who did not graduate from a traditional high school can gain their High School Equivalency Diplomas in another way. These adults can demonstrate the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate by passing a test. The three tests offered in the United States are the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), the General Educational Development exam (GED) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Each state can choose to offer and recognize any or all of these three tests. In 2016, Tennessee began using only the HiSET. By passing this test, a student earns a high school equivalency diploma issued by the State of Tennessee and recognized nationally.
Friends of Literacy's HiSET Classes
Currently, Friends of Literacy offers three different programs for HiSET classes.
Path Forward PrograM
Friends of Literacy Office
900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 120
Knoxville, TN 37915
Learn Now Program
Fountain City United Methodist Church
212 Hotel Rd
Knoxville, TN 37918
Community Schools Program
South Knoxville Elementary School
801 Sevier Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920