CAC’s GED or HSE (High School Equivalency) classes are designed to help students prepare to take the GED or High School Equivalency tests. Students must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in school to register for class, and to take the GED test.
What will I learn in the class?
·Reading and Writing
How long will it take before I am ready to take the GED test?
It depends. You will start by taking a test to see where you are and figure out where you need to improve.
It also depends on how much time you spend studying – in class, online, with a tutor, and at home. Students in the state average 80 hours of study time to pass the GED tests. Each class has 45 hours of classroom instruction.
Other ways to obtain a GED:
The College Credit Pathway is an option for adults seeking to obtain their High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma in Arizona. Effective July 1, 2018, adults can earn their HSE Diploma by demonstrating completion of 25 specific college credits along with passing the AZ Civics Test.
Check back after June 22nd for the upcoming Fall schedule.
*Please note, new students must register for March classes in order to register for the June Summer GED class. Normal student enrollment will resume for the July Summer session. Summer schedules will be available soon.
Casa Grande Center: 1015 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. 520-494-5950 (only accepts check or money order payments)
Maricopa Campus: 17945 W. Regent Rd., Maricopa. 520-494-6400
Signal Peak Campus: 8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge. 520-494-5444
We now offer classes at the Signal Peak Campus during CART times! Go to www.ridethecart.com to find times and routes near you!
There may be childcare available at the Signal Peak Campus in the Early Learning Center. Contact the Early Learning Center at 520-494-5149 for more information.
Aravaipa Campus: 80440 E. Aravaipa Rd., Winkelman. 520-357-2800
Superstition Mountain Campus: 805 S. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction. 480-677-7731
San Tan Campus: 3736 E. Bella Vista Rd., San Tan Valley. 480-677-7825
Eloy Santa Cruz Library: 1000 N. Main St., Eloy, AZ 85131
Gila River Indian Community: 192 S. Skill Center Rd., Sacaton, AZ 85147
**Due to the COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, we are only offering online classes.
The GED Test
The website GED.com provides more information about the content of the test and enables students to set up a MyGED account. A MyGED account is required to take the GED test. The MyGED account will allow you to schedule the test and pay for it. There are five subjects tested: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, Social Studies, and Civics. The test currently costs $149 or $35 for RLA, SS, SCI, MAT. The Civics test is $9.
GED testing is available at Signal Peak, Superstition Mountain, and Aravaipa Campuses. For more information, click here.
Pre Testing - TABE
Why TABE test?
The Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) test is an assessment for students in GED preparation classes to identify what areas a student should focus on in their studies to be able to pass the GED tests. Student will take the TABE test during the first week of class. Instructors will review the results with the student to create an education plan. To review progress and assess readiness, students will be invited to progress test after 40 hours of instruction have been completed. Based on results, students and instructors can adjust the education plan and keep moving toward passing the GED tests.
TABE subtest focuses on spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, etc.
TABE subtest focuses on vocabulary and reading comprehension.
TABE subtest focuses on basic math, fractions, percentages and the decimal system.