Options for 16/17 year-olds to earn a high school equivalency diploma (GED®)
Posted on 09/30/2020
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Students may earn a high school equivalency diploma through the Individual Student Alternative Education Program (ISAEP). This program will begin virtually for the 2020-21 school year.   

 

Program qualifications:   

  • Students must provide a government-issued photo ID and completed paperwork by their school counselor prior to any pretesting. 

  • Pretesting in the four core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies and achievement of a minimum passing score of 125 must take place prior to enrollment.  

  • Once enrolled, mandatory classes will meet virtually Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8 p.m. Prince William County and the State of Virginia cover the cost of the pretesting and the course study for each student.  

  • Students have access to certified PWCS teachers who will assist them in their studies.  

  • Once students demonstrate mastery of skills in a subject area, they may schedule an official test in that core subject. All four tests must be passed before the equivalency diploma can be obtained. 

  • Final testing takes place at an official testing center. Students are responsible for the testing cost of $30/test. 

 

Visit the ISAEP Program webpage for additional information. You may also contact Christine Driscoll, coordinator for the ISAEP Program, at Driscoce@pwcs.edu or 703-906-7053.