High School Equivalency classes (formerly known as GED classes) will begin after the July summer recess this Monday, August 4th, at the Switzerland County Technology and Education Center.
Earning a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma allows residents to complete their high school education. It is also the first step in continuing a person’s education into certification programs or college.
In 2014, the State of Indiana officially changed from the GED to the new HSE program, which provides more rigorous testing and more testing options.
HSE classes are offered free of charge in Vevay at the Switzerland County Technology and Education Center, 708 West Seminary Street, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and on Monday evenings from 5-7 p.m.
Classes are self-paced. A certified instructor is available during all class hours to assist participants with any subject matter. The class is held in the computer lab at the TEC Center, and participants may use either textbooks or online instructional materials.
Offered by River Valley Resources, the Switzerland County HSE class prepares students for the final tests that will, upon passing, award the HSE diploma.
After a brief assessment to determine each participant’s academic levels, the instructor will design an educational plan that best prepares each person for the final testing.
To enroll or for more information, call the GED hotline at (855) 591-7849, or visit the Switzerland County Technology and Education Center, 708 West Seminary Street, Vevay, during class hours on Monday and Tuesday.