High School Equivalency


The ACCL is a full-service center for your High School Equivalency needs.  We offer both on-site and online prep courses for the General Educational Development (GED) and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) tests.  The ACCL is an authorized GED and HiSET Test Center allowing us to assist our students from the very beginning of the process to receiving their High School Equivalency Diploma.

PLATO Learning Online
Start with an assessment to individualize your learning needs and set you on the path to success.  There are three modules (Reading, Language Arts, and Math), each taking approximately 30-45 minutes.  These assessments are done at our offices in Ford City, PA.  Once your assessments are complete, you will have a complete package of learning material to work with at any location that internet access is available.  To register for our PLATO online classes, click here.

On-Site Classes by ARIN Center for Education
The ACCL has partnered with the ARIN Center for Education to bring you GED and HiSET preparation classes at the ACCL every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Their classes are small, allowing for as much individual attention as a student requires.  ARIN Center for Education also offers virtual classes.  To register for class, click here to visit the ARIN website.

Though there are a few differences between GED and HiSET, the end result is the same.  If you attend our High School Equivalency classes, our ARIN Instructor can recommend a path that will work best for you.  Highlighted below are the key differences between the GED and HiSET exams.


Four Exams:

  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Math


Offers only computer-based testing


Cost:  $30 per exam

Scheduled via www.ged.com


Five Exams:

  • Language Arts – Reading
  • Language Arts – Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Math

Offers both paper and computer-based testing


  • Paper:  $18.75 per exam
  • Computer:  $23 per exam

Scheduled via http://hiset.ets.org

Visit the ARIN Center for Education website for more differences between GED and HiSET by clicking here.

GED exams are administered at the ACCL Monday through Friday.  HiSET exams are administered at the ACCL on Tuesday's and Thursday's.

Contact the ACCL to get started on your path to success!

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