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High School Completion Programs

High School Completion Programs

High School Completion (HSED)

By working with the Adult Education & Literacy Program, you can complete your high school diploma on an individual basis, depending on your individual needs. Assessments are given to you to determine which areas you need to study before taking the HiSET examination. This program is directed toward adults who are at least 16, not enrolled in high school and have not completed the requirements for a high school diploma. By completing this program, you will receive a high school equivalency diploma (HSED) from the State of Iowa.

You may prepare by attending HSED classes in any of the five subject test areas. You can complete your HSED by passing tests in writing, reading, math, social studies, and science. HiSET testing services are available in each county. There is a test fee. Contact the Success Center for further information.

High School Completion - Diploma Credit
Diploma credit is given to students who complete the appropriate course. These courses are approved by your local school districts and are offered through the Success Center located at each campus.

Students have the choice of having credits transferred back to their high school in order to have the diploma awarded by the high school. Or students may have credit transferred from their high school to Iowa Lakes and, once sufficient credit is earned, their diploma is issued by Iowa Lakes. Instruction is determined by request and referrals from the local school district.

Student Alternative Vocational Education (SAVE)
This vocational and educational program prepares high school special education students to enter the competitive work force. SAVE is a secondary transitional preparatory program for students on a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) located at the Emmetsburg Campus.

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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