Illinois High School Completion Program
(formerly known as GED® classes) 

High School Equivalency

High School Completion program (formerly GED®) courses are designed to prepare students to successfully complete the high school equivalency examinations, including the 2014 GED® and HiSet®

This program is designed to assist adults who do not have a high school diploma. We offer various levels of language arts and math courses to help students gain the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a high school equivalency exam.

The class schedule is as follows:

Language Arts
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:00 AM. – 12:00 PM or 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 AM– 12:00 PM or 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Students may take either one class or two at the same time.

We also offer a Constitution course throughout the year for students who have not passed the Constitution Test in high school. The class is taught over five Saturdays from 9 AM – 12 PM.

Additionally, we offer keyboarding classes for students who wish to develop basic computer skills and prepare to take the computer-based high school equivalency exams. Classes are offered throughout the year on Saturdays and taught in English and Spanish. Please ask us for the most current schedule.

Written Communication Courses for Non-Native English Speakers

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Our writing communication classes for non-native speakers help prepare you for college writing courses and improve your writing skills. Students who have completed the English Language Acquisition (ELA, formerly ESL) or tested out of the ELA program and take a reading comprehension placement test are eligible to register.

We offer two levels of writing transitions courses:

- E65 Basic Written Communication Skills for Non-native English Speakers: This course exposes students to the requirements of the English composing process, developing ideas, editing, proofreading and writing a full length paragraph.

- E66 Written Communication Skills for Non-native English Speakers: This course explores the English composing process by helping develop ideas, edit, proofread written work and write full-length paragraphs and essays.

Requirements to Enroll:  

  • Must be an Illinois Resident
  • Must have a Picture ID
  • Must be at least 16 Years Old
  • Students under 18 must submit official withdrawal letter from last High School attended
Steps to Enroll:
  • Come to the Adult Education Office located in the A Building, Room 203
  • Sign up to participate in an Information Session
  • Register to take a placement test
  • Meet with a Student Success Strategist to review your placement and pick up your class schedule
Classes are not intended for individuals on temporary Visas.

For more information, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3513 or Ext. 3259.