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LBSA policies 2018-19

In an effort to provide the community with a safe, equitable learning environment, the Long Beach School for Adults has established the following guidelines for registration.  This policy will be reviewed and updated annually by LBSA leadership.  Students are expected to familiarize themselves and adhere to the LBSA Registration Policy. Students who choose to violate the standards may be subject to disciplinary actions including, but not limited to, dismissal from LBSA for a period up to one year.  

Students who commit criminal acts on a LBSA campus will be dismissed immediately and reported to the local police.  All students are required at all times to have a photo ID in their possession while attending LBSA.  The photo I.D. may be a government issued I.D. such as a driver’s license or California I.D. 


Student registration will require a photo ID for alignment with LBUSD campus safety policy and a working email for ongoing home/school communication.  If you do not have a working email, you may set-up a free email during registration. All students will be required to sign the Student Attendance and Behavior/Dress/Disciplinary Action Policies.  Policies are available on the LBSA website at     Registration is first-come, first-served, current students have priority registration 4 days following the end of term. Each student must attend an orientation and assessment session before they can be enrolled. These sessions take 3 hours to complete, check our website for the next orientation and assessment session.    

HiSet Testing Faculty 

betzabel macchia - chief examiner

Betzabel Macchia- Chief Examiner HiSET 

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Ruben Solis- HiSET Testing

Hi-SET Testing Locker 

HiSET Testing

          Testing Dates

HiSET Paper  and Computer Testing are currently

available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (morning and afternoon).

2018 schedule:

Testing available:

August 29-December 19, 2018

HiSET Computer Testing is here!!!

Yes, you can test on a computer and find out your unofficial scores at the end of the test.

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High School Equivalency Test 2018

The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) is available on paper and on the  computer.  It is offered in both English  and Spanish.  The test is administered on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings and afternoons.  

Testing Available:

August 29 thru Dec 19, 2018

Tuesday  Wednesdays




9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Writing Test

9:30-10:50 a.m.

Science Test

9:30-11:30 a.m.  

Writing Test

11:40-1:10 p.m.  

Math Test

11:00-12:10 p.m.  

Soc. Studies Test

11:40-1:10 p.m.

Math Test

4:00-5:20 p.m. 

Science Test

12:40-1:45 p.m.  

Reading Test

4:00-5:20 p.m.  

Science Test

5:40-6:50 p.m.

Soc. Studies Test

2:30-4:30 p.m.  

Writing Test

5:40-6:50 p.m.  

Soc. Studies Test

7:10-8:15 p.m.  

Reading Test

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Math Test

7:10-8:15 p.m. 

Reading Test


Registration requirements:

Before registrating at LBSA: Create a HiSET account. Create the HiSET account and following the directions. 

However, you may create a HiSET account during registration at LBSA if you can not do so own your own or need assistance.

During registration at LBSA: Provide proof of proper ID, pay fees, have your ETS # (if you set up your account on your own) and schedule your TEST dates.


  • Test fee $200 cash, Visa or Master Card
  • Payment due on registration day!
  • Retest fee is $25 per test section.


Please contact the HiSET Test Center (562) 595-8893 Ext. 235 or email Betzy Macchia at .  We are closed Mondays and Fridays.

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Computer Testing NOW available!!!

                            Schedule your CBT                                                    (Computer Base Testing)                                                                 NOW!!!

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Why the HiSET® Exam?

Making a difference

Now the fastest-growing exam in the market, the HiSET® exam is offered to millions of out-of-school youth and adults across the country. With its exceptional customer service and program support, the HiSET program is making a powerful difference in adult education by offering:

  • a choice of paper- or computer-delivered formats that enable candidates to work in their optimal test environment
  • a secure, web-based reporting portal to provide quick test results and other actionable data
  • a Spanish-language version to address the needs of candidates who are more comfortable testing in that language

Aligned with current standards

The HiSET exam was created by ETS along with critical input from states, educators and testing centers. The stakeholders' input ensured that the HiSET exam was consistent with current high school curricula and aligned to the most recent College and Career Readiness Standards for adults.

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Is the HiSET TEST Valid?

California is a multiple-option state which means...

        Prior to 2014, there was only one test available for those without a high school diploma to earn their high school equivalency credential, the GED® test. Today, CALIFORNIA offers test takers the choice of which test they feel most comfortable taking:

  • The HiSET® exam (available at LBSA)
  • The GED® test (not available at LBSA)
  • The TASC™ test (not available at LBSA)

Each of these high school equivalency tests assess the same skills and knowledge in mathematics, science, social studies and language arts, and each earns a test taker the same state-issued high school equivalency credential when successfully completed.

Learn more about the HiSET exam, including information on test content, free and low-cost preparation materials and practice tests.

Copyright © 2017 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. ETS, the ETS logo, MEASURING THE POWER OF LEARNING and HISET are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a trademark of DRC|CTB. 36540

LBSA Waiting list policy 2018 -2019

  • Waiting List applicants will be contacted by phone or email if a course placement becomes available. The applicant must respond within 48 hours to claim the course placement or LBSA staff will extend the placement to the next applicant on the Waiting List and the applicant will be removed from the Waiting List.

    If space does not become available in the applicant’s program during the first semester, the applicant will receive priority registration for the following semester. Depending on space availability, applicants will be contacted in order off the Waiting List.

  • Example: If there are 50 students on the Waiting List, and 10 spots become available the following semester, then the first 10 students on the Waiting List will be called and given priority placement.

    Applicants are required to respond to phone or email communication within 48 hours in order to hold the priority registration position or the applicant will be removed from the list.